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Main Entry: back
Synonyms:
a priori, a rebours, a reculons, abandon, abet, accented, acknowledgments, advance, advocate, affirm, afford support, aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, again, against the grain, ago, aid, alpenstock, alveolar, alveolar ridge, alveolus, angel, ante, ante up, anticlockwise, apex, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, arear, arena, arm, around, arrested, articulated, arytenoid cartilages, ascend, ascender, ascending, aside, ass-backwards, assimilated, assist, assure, astern, athletic supporter, attest, authenticate, away, axial, back-country, back-flowing, back away, back door, back matter, back of beyond, back off, back seat, back side, back up, back when, backbone, backdrop, background, backing, backpedal, backside, backstop, backtrack, backtrail, backward, backwards, backwater, backwood, backwoods, backwoodsy, bandeau, bankroll, bankrupt, barytone, bastard title, bastard type, be sponsor for, bear, bear out, bear up, beard, bearer, behind, behindhand, belated, belly, bestraddle, bestride, bet, bet on, bevel, bibliography, bilabial, black letter, blade, blocked, board, body, bolster, bolster up, bond, boost, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, break, breech, broad, budge, buoy up, buttress, by, cacuminal, call, cane, cap, capital, capitalize, carrier, carry, case, cast off, catch line, catchword, central, cerebral, certify, cervix, champion, change, change place, chasing, checked, circle, circumstantiate, climb, climb on, close, colophon, come after, come last, commend, confirm, consonant, consonantal, contents, contents page, continuant, copyright page, corroborate, corset, counter, counterclockwise, countermarch, countersecure, cover, cradle, crook, crush, crutch, cry up, cushion, deceitfully, dedication, defeat, delayed-action, delayed, dental, deny, descend, descender, descending, destroy, detained, disavow, disown, disregard, dissimilated, distance, distant, document, dorsal, dorsal region, dorsum, down-trending, downward, drifting, due, early, ebb, elect, em, en, encourage, endleaf, endorse, endpaper, endsheet, ensure, errata, ex post facto, extremity, face, fade, fail, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, fat-faced type, feet, field, finance, flat, flow, flowing, fluent, flying, flyleaf, folio, follow, following, font, for a consideration, fore edge, foreword, forsake, fortify, foundation garment, fro, front, front matter, frontier, fulcrum, fund, furtively, gamble, get behind, get in, get in behind, get on, get over, girdle, give support, glide, glossal, glottal, go, go aboard, go around, go astern, go back, go back on, go backwards, go into reverse, go on board, go round, go sideways, going, gone by, groove, ground, grubstake, guarantee, guaranty, guttural, guy, guywire, gyrate, gyrational, gyratory, half-title page, hard, hard palate, hard pressed, hazard, head, heavy, heel, held up, help, helpless, high, hind, hind end, hind part, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindhead, hindmost, hindward, hindwards, hinterland, hold, hold up, hop in, hung up, hype, ignore, imprint, in a bind, in abeyance, in arrear, in arrears, in back of, in compensation, in consideration, in reserve, in return, in reverse, in times past, index, inscription, insidiously, insure, into the past, intonated, introduction, invest in, isolated, italic, jammed, jock, jockstrap, jump in, keep afloat, keep up, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, lag behind, larynx, late, lateral, latish, lax, lay, lay a wager, lay down, leaf, lend support, letter, ligature, light, lingual, lips, liquid, locale, logotype, loin, low, lower case, mainstay, maintain, maintainer, majuscule, make a bet, make sternway, makeup, mast, master, mature, meet a bet, mid, minuscule, mise-en-scene, monophthongal, moratory, mount, mounting, move, move over, muted, narrow, nasal, nasal cavity, nasalized, neck, never on time, nick, nominate, obstructed, occiput, occlusive, open, oral cavity, outback, outlandish, outlying, outstanding, overcome, overdue, owed, owing, oxytone, page, palatal, palatalized, palate, parlay, pass, passing, past due, patronize, pay for, payable, pharyngeal, pharyngeal cavity, pharyngealized, pharynx, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pi, pica, pile in, pillow, pitch, pitched, play against, plug, plunge, plunging, point, posterior, postern, posttonic, preface, preliminaries, primitive, print, privately, probate, progress, progressive, promote, prop, prove, provide for, puff, punt, pursuing, rachis, ratify, raw, rear, rear end, rearmost, rearward, rearwards, receivable, recommend, recto, redeemable, refinance, reflex, reflowing, refluent, regress, regressive, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, reject, reminiscently, remote, renege, repudiate, rest, resting place, retarded, retract, retrad, retral, retreat, retroactive, retroactively, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde, retrogress, retrogressive, retrospective, retrospectively, reverse, reversed, reverso, revert, ridge, rigging, rigidify, rise, rising, roman, rotary, rotate, rotational, rotatory, rough, round, round about, rounded, ruin, run, run interference for, running, running title, rushing, sans serif, scene, screw up, script, second, secretly, secure, see, semivowel, service, set up, setting, shank, shift, shore, shore up, shoulder, shroud, side with, sideward, sign, sign for, signature, since, sink, sinking, slow, slyly, small cap, small capital, sneakily, soar, soaring, soft, soft palate, sonant, speak highly of, speak warmly of, speak well of, speech organ, spin, spinal column, spine, sponsor, sprit, staff, stage, stage set, stage setting, stake, stamp, stand back of, stand behind, stand by, stand pat, stand up for, standing rigging, stave, stay, stem, stern, stick, stick by, stick up for, stiffen, stiffener, stir, stopped, stream, streaming, strengthen, strengthener, stressed, strong, subscribe to, subside, subsidize, substantiate, subtitle, subvene, subvention, support, supporter, surd, surreptitiously, sustain, sustainer, syllabic, sylvan, syrinx, table of contents, tail, tail end, tailpiece, take sides with, tardy, teeth, teeth ridge, tense, text, theater, thick, throaty, tighten, tip, title, title page, to the rear, tonal, tongue, tonic, tout, trail, trail behind, travel, treacherously, trice up, trim size, turned around, twangy, type, type body, type class, type lice, type page, typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry, unaccented, uncivilized, uncultivated, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, undersign, underwrite, undeveloped, uninhabited, unoccupied, unpaid, unpopulated, unpunctual, unready, unrounded, unsettled, unstressed, untimely, up-country, up-trending, upbear, uphold, upholder, upkeep, upper case, upward, validate, vanquish, velar, velum, verify, verso, vertebrae, vertebral column, virgin, vocal chink, vocal cords, vocal folds, vocal processes, vocalic, vocoid, voice box, voiced, voiceless, vote, vowel, vowellike, wager, walking stick, wane, warrant, waste, weak, whirl, widdershins, wide, wild, wilderness, withdraw from, without hope, woodland, wrong-way, wrong-way around
 
Main Entry: answer back
Synonyms:
acknowledge, answer, come back, come back at, echo, flash back, give acknowledgment, give answer, lip, provoke, react, reecho, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, return, return answer, return for answer, reverberate, riposte, sass, sauce, say, say in reply, shoot back, talk back
 
Main Entry: back and fill
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about ship, alternate, battledore and shuttlecock, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, box off, break, bring about, bring round, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, change, change course, change the heading, come about, come and go, dither, double a point, ebb and flow, equivocate, fetch about, flounder, fluctuate, go about, go through phases, gybe, heave round, hitch and hike, jibe, jibe all standing, miss stays, oscillate, pass and repass, pendulate, ply, reciprocate, ride and tie, ring the changes, round a point, seesaw, sheer, shift, shilly-shally, shuffle, shuttle, shuttlecock, slew, stagger, sway, swerve, swing, swing round, swing the stern, tack, teeter-totter, teeter, tergiversate, throw about, to-and-fro, totter, turn, turn back, vacillate, vary, veer, waver, wax and wane, wear, wear ship, wibble-wabble, wigwag, wind, wobble, yaw, zigzag
 
Main Entry: back and forth
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alternate, alternately, back-and-forth, backward and forward, backwards and forwards, capriciously, changeably, desultorily, erratically, hitch and hike, in and out, inconstantly, mutatis mutandis, off and on, on and off, reciprocal, reciprocally, reciprocative, ride and tie, round and round, seesaw, shuttlewise, sine wave, to-and-fro, to and fro, uncertainly, unsteadfastly, unsteadily, up-and-down, up and down, variably, vice versa, waveringly
 
Main Entry: back country
Synonyms:
Lebensraum, air space, back, back of beyond, backwood, backwoods, backwoodsy, boondock, boondocks, borderland, brush, bush country, bushveld, clear space, clearance, clearing, desert, distant prospect, empty view, forests, frontier, glade, hinterland, living space, open country, open space, outback, outpost, plain, prairie, steppe, sylvan, terrain, territory, the bush, timbers, uninhabited region, up-country, virgin, virgin land, virgin territory, waste, wasteland, wide-open spaces, wild, wild West, wilderness, wilds, woodland, woodlands, woods
 
Main Entry: back door
Synonyms:
French door, afterpart, afterpiece, archway, back, back road, back seat, back side, back stairs, back street, back way, backstairs, barway, behind, bolt-hole, breech, bulkhead, by-lane, bypass, bypath, byroad, bystreet, byway, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, clandestine, covert, covert way, detour, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, escalier derobe, escape hatch, escape route, feline, front door, furtive, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway, heel, hidlings, hind end, hind part, hindhead, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, lintel, occiput, porch, portal, porte cochere, posterior, postern, privy, propylaeum, pylon, quiet, rear, rear end, rearward, reverse, roundabout way, scuttle, secret exit, secret passage, secret staircase, shifty, side door, side road, side street, skulking, slinking, slinky, sly, sneaking, sneaky, stealthy, stern, stile, storm door, surreptitious, tail, tail end, tailpiece, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, turnpike, turnstile, under-the-counter, under-the-table, undercover, underground, underground railroad, underground route, underhand, underhanded, unobtrusive
 
Main Entry: back down
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abjure, back off, back out, backpedal, backtrack, backwater, balance, balk, beat a retreat, beg off, break off combat, cave in, cease resistance, climb down, crawfish out, cry off, debate, deliberate, demur, deny, disavow, disclaim, disengage, disown, draw back, draw off, eat crow, eat humble pie, fall back, falter, fear, forswear, give ground, give in, give place, give up, give way, go back, go back on, hang back, hem and haw, hesitate, hold back, hover, hum and haw, jib, move back, pause, ponder, pull back, pull out, quit the field, recall, recant, renege, renounce, repudiate, resile, retire, retract, retreat, revoke, run back, scruple, shilly-shally, shy, stand back, stick at, stickle, stop to consider, straddle the fence, strain at, swallow, take back, think twice about, unsay, weasel out, welsh, withdraw, yield
 
Main Entry: back matter
Synonyms:
PS, Parthian shot, acknowledgments, addendum, afterthought, appendix, article, back, bastard title, bibliography, book, catch line, catchword, chapter, chorus, clause, coda, codicil, colophon, conclusion, consequence, contents, contents page, continuance, continuation, copyright page, dedication, double take, dying words, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, envoi, epilogue, errata, fascicle, flyleaf, folio, follow-through, follow-up, fore edge, foreword, front matter, gathering, half-title page, head, imprint, index, inscription, introduction, last words, leaf, makeup, number, page, paragraph, parting shot, passage, peroration, phrase, postface, postfix, postlude, postscript, preface, preliminaries, recto, refrain, reverso, running title, second thought, section, sentence, sequel, sequela, sequelae, sequelant, sequent, sequitur, sheet, signature, subscript, subtitle, suffix, supplement, swan song, table of contents, tag, tail, text, title, title page, trim size, type page, verse, verso
 
Main Entry: back number
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Methuselah, antediluvian, antique, banal, behind the times, bewhiskered, bromidic, collection, common, commonplace, conservative, copy, corny, cut-and-dried, dad, dated, dodo, edition, elder, fade, familiar, fogy, fossil, fud, fuddy-duddy, fusty, granny, hackney, hackneyed, has-been, impression, issue, library, library edition, longhair, matriarch, mid-Victorian, mossback, moth-eaten, musty, number, old-fashioned, old-timer, old-timey, old believer, old crock, old dodo, old fogy, old hat, old liner, old man, old poop, old woman, oldfangled, out-of-date, out of fashion, out of season, outdated, outmoded, patriarch, platitudinous, pop, pops, printing, reactionary, regular old fogy, relic, school edition, series, set, square, stale, starets, stereotyped, stock, styleless, threadbare, timeworn, trade book, trade edition, traditionalist, trite, truistic, unfashionable, unoriginal, volume, warmed-over, well-known, well-worn, worn, worn thin
 
Main Entry: back of beyond
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China, Darkest Africa, God knows where, Greenland, North Pole, Outer Mongolia, Pago Pago, Pillars of Hercules, Siberia, South Pole, Thule, Tierra del Fuego, Timbuktu, Ultima Thule, Yukon, antipodean, antipodes, back-country, back, backwood, backwoods, backwoodsy, frontier, godforsaken, godforsaken place, hinterland, hyperborean, inaccessible, jumping-off place, nowhere, out-of-the-way, out of reach, outback, outer space, outpost, outskirts, pole, sylvan, the Great Divide, the South Seas, the boondocks, the moon, the sticks, the tullies, unapproachable, ungetatable, untouchable, up-country, virgin, waste, wild, wilderness, woodland
 
Main Entry: back out
Synonyms:
abandon, abjure, back down, backpedal, backwater, beat a retreat, beg off, boggle, chicken, chicken out, climb down, crawfish out, cry off, deny, depart from, desert under fire, disavow, discard, disclaim, disengage, disown, draw back, draw off, drop out, eat crow, eat humble pie, evacuate, fall back, falter, forsake, forswear, funk, funk out, get cold feet, give ground, give place, go back, go back on, jettison, jilt, leave, leave behind, leave flat, lose courage, maroon, move back, pull back, pull out, quit, quit cold, recant, renege, renounce, repudiate, resile, retire, retract, retreat, revoke, run back, say goodbye to, scuttle, skedaddle, stand back, stand down, swallow, take back, take leave of, throw over, unsay, vacate, welsh, withdraw
 
Main Entry: back seat
Synonyms:
afterpart, afterpiece, back, back door, back side, behind, breech, heel, hind end, hind part, hindhead, humbleness, humility, inferiority, juniority, lowliness, minority, occiput, posterior, postern, rear, rear end, rearward, reverse, second fiddle, second string, secondariness, servility, stern, subjection, subordinacy, subordination, subservience, tail, tail end, tailpiece, third string
 
Main Entry: back stairs
Synonyms:
back door, back road, back street, back way, bolt-hole, by-lane, bypass, bypath, byroad, bystreet, byway, companion, companionway, covert way, detour, escalier, escalier derobe, escape hatch, escape route, fire escape, flight of steps, incline, landing, landing stage, perron, ramp, roundabout way, secret exit, secret passage, secret staircase, side door, side road, side street, spiral staircase, staircase, stairs, stairway, stepping-stones, steps, stile, treads and risers, underground, underground railroad, underground route
 
Main Entry: back talk
Synonyms:
acknowledgment, answer, answering, antiphon, back answer, backchat, cheek, comeback, echo, evasive reply, guff, impudence, insolence, jaw, lip, mouth, reaction, ready reply, receipt, rejoinder, repartee, replication, reply, repost, rescript, rescription, respondence, response, responsion, responsory, retort, return, reverberation, riposte, sass, sassiness, sauce, sauciness, short answer, snappy comeback, witty reply, witty retort, yes-and-no answer
 
Main Entry: back to back
Synonyms:
as one, as one man, at opposite extremes, behind, behind the scenes, coactively, coefficiently, collectively, combinedly, communally, concertedly, concordantly, concurrently, conjointly, contrariwise, contrary, cooperatingly, cooperatively, counter, eyeball to eyeball, face to face, hand in glove, hand in hand, harmoniously, in back of, in chorus, in concert with, in the background, in the rear, in unison, jointly, just opposite, nose to nose, opposite, poles apart, shoulder to shoulder, tandem, together, unanimously, vis-a-vis, with one voice
 
Main Entry: back up
Synonyms:
act for, advance, affirm, afford support, answer for, appear for, ascend, attest, authenticate, back, back away, back off, backpedal, backtrack, backtrail, backwater, bear, bear out, bear up, bolster, bolster up, brace, budge, buoy up, buttress, carry, certify, champion, change, change place, circle, circumstantiate, climb, come after, come last, commission, confirm, corroborate, countermarch, cradle, crutch, cushion, deputize, descend, document, ebb, elect, endorse, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, flow, follow, fortify, front for, get behind, get in behind, get over, give support, go, go around, go back, go backwards, go into reverse, go round, go sideways, gyrate, hold, hold up, keep afloat, keep up, lag behind, lend support, mainstay, maintain, make sternway, mount, move, move over, nominate, pillow, pinch-hit for, plunge, probate, progress, prop, prove, ratify, regress, reinforce, represent, retrogress, reverse, revert, rise, rotate, run, run interference for, second, shift, shore, shore up, shoulder, side with, sink, soar, speak for, spin, stand back of, stand behind, stand by, stand in for, stay, stick by, stick up for, stir, stream, strengthen, subside, subsidize, substantiate, substitute for, subvention, support, sustain, take sides with, trail, trail behind, travel, underbrace, undergird, underlie, underpin, underset, understudy, upbear, uphold, upkeep, validate, verify, vote, wane, warrant, whirl
 
Main Entry: back way
Synonyms:
back door, back road, back stairs, back street, bolt-hole, by-lane, bypass, bypath, byroad, bystreet, byway, covert way, detour, escalier derobe, escape hatch, escape route, roundabout way, secret exit, secret passage, secret staircase, side door, side road, side street, underground, underground railroad, underground route
 
Main Entry: back-scratching
Synonyms:
apple-polishing, ass-kissing, backscratching, barter, bootlicking, brown-nosing, cringing, even trade, fawnery, fawning, flunkyism, footlicking, groveling, handshaking, influence peddling, ingratiation, insinuation, lobbying, lobbyism, logrolling, mealymouthedness, obeisance, obsequiousness, parasitism, political influence, pork barrel, prostration, public opinion, social pressure, special-interest pressure, sponging, swap, swapping, switch, sycophancy, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyism, trade, trading, truckling, tufthunting, wire-pulling
 
Main Entry: beat back
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Main Entry: bounce back
Synonyms:
backfire, backlash, be reflected, be sent back, boom, boomerang, bounce, bound, bound back, cannon, cannon off, carom, come around, come back, come round, come to, come up smiling, echo, echo back, fly back, get about, get over, get well, have repercussions, kick, kick back, lash back, make a comeback, pull round, pull through, rally, rebound, recalcitrate, recoil, recover, reecho, reflect, repercuss, resile, resound, return, reverberate, revive, ricochet, roll, rumble, send back, snap back, sound, spring, spring back, strong arm, survive, weather the storm
 
Main Entry: bring back
Synonyms:
bring, bring to, bring to mind, call back, call for, call to mind, call up, chase after, conjure up, evoke, extradite, fetch, fetch and carry, get, give back, go after, go and get, go back, go back over, go fetch, go for, go get, go to get, hark back, look back, mind, obtain, pick up, procure, put back, reanimate, recall, recall to life, recall to mind, recapture, recharge, recollect, recommit, recruit, reevoke, reflect, refresh, regenerate, reheat the ashes, reinspire, rejuvenate, rekindle, relight, remand, remember, remit, renew, repatriate, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, retrace, retrieve, retrospect, return, review, review in retrospect, revitalize, revive, revivify, rewarm, run after, secure, see in retrospect, send back, shag, stir the embers, summon up, take back, think back, think of, use hindsight, warm over, warm up
 
Main Entry: come back
Synonyms:
acknowledge, answer, answer back, bounce back, come around, come back at, come home, come round, come to, come up smiling, double, double back, echo, flash back, get about, get over, get well, give acknowledgment, give answer, go back, go home, make a comeback, pull round, pull through, put back, rally, react, recover, recur, reecho, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, return, return answer, return for answer, return to mind, reverberate, revive, riposte, say, say in reply, shoot back, survive, talk back, turn back, weather the storm
 
Main Entry: come back at
Synonyms:
acknowledge, answer, answer back, come back, counter, echo, flash back, get back at, give acknowledgment, give and take, give answer, give in exchange, give in return, hit back at, react, reciprocate, reecho, rejoin, reply, respond, retaliate, retort, return, return answer, return for answer, reverberate, riposte, say, say in reply, shoot back, snap back, strike back, take the bait, talk back
 
Main Entry: draw back
Synonyms:
avoid, back down, back out, beat a retreat, blench, blink, cringe, discount, disengage, dodge, draw in, draw off, duck, evade, fade, fall back, flinch, funk, give ground, give place, go back, hang back, jib, knock off, move back, pull back, pull in, pull out, quail, recoil, reel back, retire, retract, retreat, run back, sheer off, shrink, shrink back, shy, sidestep, stand back, start aside, start back, subtract, swerve, take, take away, take off, take out, turn aside, weasel, weasel out, wince, withdraw
 
Main Entry: drive back
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Main Entry: fall back
Synonyms:
avoid, back, back down, back out, back up, backslide, beat a retreat, blench, blink, come after, come last, cringe, degenerate, deteriorate, disengage, disimprove, dodge, draw back, draw off, duck, evade, fade, fall, fall again into, fall astern, fall behind, fall from grace, flinch, follow, get worse, give back, give ground, give place, go back, go backwards, grow worse, hang back, have a relapse, jib, lag behind, lapse, lapse back, let down, move back, pull back, pull out, quail, recidivate, recoil, recur to, reel back, regress, relapse, retire, retract, retreat, retrocede, retrograde, retrogress, return to, revert, revert to, run back, sheer off, shrink, shrink back, shy, sicken, sidestep, sink back, slacken, slide back, slip back, stand back, start aside, start back, swerve, trail, trail behind, turn aside, weasel, weasel out, wince, withdraw, worsen, yield again to
 
Main Entry: fat back
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bacon, butt, chitterlings, cochon de lait, cracklings, flitch, gammon, ham, ham steak, haslet, headcheese, jambon, jambonneau, lard, picnic ham, pieds de cochon, pig, pork, porkpie, salt pork, side of bacon, small ham, sowbelly, suckling pig, trotters
 
Main Entry: get back
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Main Entry: get back at
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alternate, bandy, be quits with, change, come back at, commute, compensate, cooperate, counter, counterchange, exchange, get even with, give and take, give in exchange, give in return, hit back at, interchange, logroll, pay back, permute, reciprocate, requite, respond, retaliate, retort, return, return the compliment, strike back, swap, switch, trade, transpose
 
Main Entry: give back
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back out, backtrack, backwater, bring back, crumble, extradite, fail, fall back, falter, place in, put back, reactivate, recommit, reconstitute, reconvert, recruit, reenact, reestablish, refill, reform, rehabilitate, reinstall, reinstate, reinstitute, reintegrate, reinvest, remand, remit, repatriate, replace, replenish, restore, retire, return, revest, send back, take back, weaken, withdraw
 
Main Entry: go back
Synonyms:
back, back down, back out, back up, beat a retreat, break back, bring back, bring to mind, call back, call to mind, call up, change back, come after, come again, come back, come home, come last, come up again, conjure up, cry back, disengage, do a flip-flop, do an about-face, double, double back, draw back, draw off, echo, evoke, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, flip-flop, follow, give ground, give place, go back over, go backwards, go home, hark back, keep coming, lag behind, look back, mind, move back, pull back, pull out, put back, reappear, recall, recall to mind, recapture, recollect, recur, reevoke, reflect, regress, remember, reoccur, repeat, resound, resume, retire, retrace, retreat, retrogress, retrospect, return, reverberate, revert, review, review in retrospect, revive, run back, see in retrospect, stand back, summon up, think back, think of, trail, trail behind, turn, turn about, turn around, turn back, use hindsight, withdraw
 
Main Entry: go back on
Synonyms:
abandon, back out, be unfaithful, beg off, break faith, cry off, depart from, desert, discard, drop out, evacuate, fail, forsake, jettison, jilt, leave, leave behind, leave flat, maroon, pass the buck, pull out, quit, quit cold, renege, say goodbye to, shift the blame, shift the responsibility, stand down, take leave of, throw over, vacate, withdraw
 
Main Entry: go back over
Synonyms:
bring back, bring to mind, call back, call to mind, call up, conjure up, evoke, go back, hark back, look back, mind, re-examine, reappraise, rebehold, recall, recall to mind, recapture, recheck, recollect, reconsider, reevoke, reflect, reinquire, remember, rethink, retrace, retrospect, revaluate, review, review in retrospect, revise, revive, see in retrospect, summon up, think back, think of, use hindsight
 
Main Entry: hang back
Synonyms:
avoid, back down, balance, be dilatory, blench, blink, boggle, cringe, dawdle, debate, deliberate, demur, dodge, drag, draw back, duck, evade, fade, fall back, fall behind, falter, fear, fight shy of, filibuster, flinch, gain time, get behind, hang, hang fire, hang off, have qualms, hem and haw, hesitate, hold off, hover, hum and haw, jib, lag, linger, linger behind, loiter, make bones about, make time, pause, play for time, ponder, procrastinate, pull back, quail, recoil, reel back, retreat, scruple, sheer off, shilly-shally, shrink, shrink back, shy, shy at, sidestep, stall, stall for time, stall off, start aside, start back, stick at, stickle, stooge around, stop to consider, straddle the fence, straggle, strain, strain at, swerve, talk against time, temporize, think twice about, trail, trail behind, turn aside, waver, weasel, weasel out, wince, withdraw, yield
 
Main Entry: hark back
Synonyms:
break back, bring back, bring to mind, call back, call to mind, call up, change back, conjure up, cry back, cry back to, do a flip-flop, do an about-face, evoke, flip-flop, go back, go back over, go back to, look back, mind, recall, recall to mind, recapture, recollect, recur to, reevoke, reflect, remember, retrace, retrospect, return to, revert to, review, review in retrospect, revive, see in retrospect, summon up, think back, think of, turn, turn about, turn around, turn back, use hindsight
 
Main Entry: hold back
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abstain, abstain from, arrest, avoid, avoid excess, backpedal, backwater, begrudge, bit, block, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, clip the wings, close the hand, confine, conserve, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, curb, curtail, dam up, damp, dampen, decelerate, delay, deny, detain, dispense with, do without, dompt, drag, draw rein, ease off, ease up, eat sparingly, eat to live, enjoin, eschew, exercise self-control, forbear, forgo, govern, grudge, guard, hinder, hold, hold aloof from, hold at bay, hold down, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold off, hold out on, hold up, husband, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, keep, keep back, keep by one, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep in hand, keep in reserve, keep in store, keep on hand, keep out, keep under control, keep within bounds, keep within compass, keep within limits, lag, lay by, lay under restraint, let alone, let down, let go by, let up, live plainly, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, make late, meddle, moderate, mortify the flesh, never touch, not touch, not use, obstruct, oppose, pass up, preserve, prohibit, pull, pull in, put apart, put aside, put by, reef, refrain, refrain from, rein, rein in, relax, repress, reserve, resist, restrain, retain, retard, retrench, save, save up, scotch, set apart, set aside, set back, set by, shun, slack off, slack up, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up, snub, spare, stand aloof from, stay, stop, straiten, suppress, take in sail, throttle down, waive, withhold
 
Main Entry: keep back
Synonyms:
abstain, arrest, backpedal, backwater, block, bosom, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, classify, clip the wings, conceal, confine, conserve, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, curb, curtail, dam up, damp, dampen, decelerate, delay, detain, disallow, dispense with, do without, dompt, drag, draw rein, ease off, ease up, enjoin, file and forget, forbear, forgo, govern, guard, hinder, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold off, hold out on, hold up, husband, impede, in petto, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, keep, keep between us, keep buttoned up, keep by one, keep close, keep dark, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep in hand, keep in ignorance, keep in reserve, keep in store, keep mum, keep on hand, keep out, keep secret, keep snug, keep under control, keep under wraps, lag, lay by, lay under restraint, let alone, let down, let up, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, make late, make no sign, meddle, moderate, never let on, not give away, not tell, not touch, not use, obstruct, oppose, play dumb, preserve, prohibit, pull, pull in, put apart, put aside, put by, reef, refrain, refuse, rein, rein in, relax, repress, reserve, resist, restrain, retain, retard, retrench, save, save up, scotch, secrete, set apart, set aside, set back, set by, slack off, slack up, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up, snub, spare, stay, stop, straiten, suppress, take in sail, throttle down, veil, waive, withhold
 
Main Entry: kick back
Synonyms:
abate, allow, atone, backfire, backlash, bate, boomerang, bounce, bounce back, bound, bound back, cannon, cannon off, carom, charge off, cut, deduct, depreciate, discount, fly back, have repercussions, kick, lash back, make allowance, make amends, make good, make reparation, make restitution, make up for, make up to, pay back, pay in kind, quit, rebate, rebound, recalcitrate, recoil, recoup, redress, reduce, refund, reimburse, repay, repercuss, requite, resile, ricochet, snap back, spring, spring back, take a premium, take off, write off
 
Main Entry: look back
Synonyms:
bring back, bring to mind, call back, call to mind, call up, conjure up, evoke, hark back, mind, recall, recall to mind, recapture, recollect, reevoke, reflect, remember, retrace, retrospect, review, review in retrospect, revive, see in retrospect, summon up, think back, think of, use hindsight
 
Main Entry: pat on the back
Synonyms:
abet, aid and abet, ask for, assurance, assure, bear up, best wishes, bless, blessing, bolster, brace up, buck up, cheer, comfort, compliment, condole with, congratulate, congratulation, console, countenance, ease, embolden, emboldening, encourage, encouragement, feed, felicitate, felicitation, foster, give a bouquet, give comfort, give encouragement, good wishes, gratulate, gratulation, hand it to, hearten, heartening, inspiration, inspire, inspirit, inspiriting, inspiritment, invite, keep in countenance, nerve, nourish, nurture, pay a compliment, put at ease, reassurance, reassure, rejoice with, relieve, set at ease, solace, support, sympathize with
 
Main Entry: pay back
Synonyms:
alternate, atone, bandy, be quits with, change, commute, compensate, cooperate, counterchange, cover, do penance, exchange, expiate, fill up, get back at, get even with, get satisfaction, give and take, give satisfaction, indemnify, interchange, kick back, logroll, make amends, make compensation, make good, make reparation, make requital, make restitution, make retribution, make up for, make up to, pay, pay damages, pay in kind, pay off, permute, quit, reciprocate, recompense, recoup, rectify, redress, refund, reimburse, repay, requite, respond, retaliate, return, return the compliment, reward, set right, square, swap, switch, trade, transpose
 
Main Entry: pull back
Synonyms:
about the bush, abrupt, alienate, avoid, back down, back out, backslide, balance, beat a retreat, beat around, beg the question, blench, blink, boggle, cast off, cast out, cock, cringe, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, debate, delete, deliberate, demur, depart, disarticulate, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disjoint, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, dodge, draw back, draw in, draw off, duck, eject, equivocate, estrange, evade, expel, fade, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, falter, fear, fence, fight shy of, flinch, get behind, give ground, give place, go back, go backwards, go behind, hang back, hang off, have qualms, hedge, hem and haw, hesitate, hold off, hover, hum and haw, isolate, jerk back, jib, lapse, leave, lose ground, make bones about, move back, parry, part, pause, ponder, pull away, pull in, pull out, pussyfoot, put off, quail, recede, recidivate, recoil, reel back, regress, relapse, retire, retract, retreat, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde, retrogress, return, revert, run back, scruple, segregate, separate, sequester, set apart, set aside, sheer off, shift, shift off, shilly-shally, shrink, shrink back, shut off, shy, shy at, shy away, shy off, sidestep, slip back, split, stand aloof, stand apart, stand aside, stand back, start aside, start back, step aside, stick at, stickle, stop to consider, straddle the fence, strain, strain at, subtract, swerve, think twice about, throw off, throw out, turn aside, uncouple, unyoke, ward off, waver, weasel, weasel out, wince, withdraw, yield
 
Main Entry: push back
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Main Entry: put back
Synonyms:
about ship, aggravate, back and fill, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, beat back, beat off, block, box off, break, bring about, bring back, bring round, brush off, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, change course, change the heading, chase, chase away, chase off, check, come about, come back, come home, counter, cut, damage, deteriorate, dilapidate, dismiss, double, double a point, double back, drive away, drive back, embitter, endamage, exacerbate, extradite, fend, fend off, fetch about, give back, go about, go back, go home, gybe, harm, heave round, hinder, hold at bay, hold off, hurt, impair, injure, irritate, jibe, jibe all standing, keep at bay, keep off, make worse, miss stays, obstruct, pack off, parry, place in, ply, push back, put about, reactivate, rebuff, recommit, reconstitute, reconvert, recruit, reenact, reestablish, refill, reform, refuse, rehabilitate, reinstall, reinstate, reinstitute, reintegrate, reinvest, remand, remit, repatriate, repel, replace, replenish, repulse, restore, return, revest, round a point, send away, send back, send off, send packing, sheer, shift, slew, snub, spurn, stave off, stop, swerve, swing round, swing the stern, tack, take back, throw about, thrust back, turn, turn aside, turn back, veer, ward off, weaken, wear, wear ship, wind, worsen, yaw
 
Main Entry: roll back
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Main Entry: set back
Synonyms:
arrest, backpedal, backwater, bog down, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, clip the wings, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, curb, curtail, dam up, damp, dampen, decelerate, delay, dent, depress, detain, dimple, dint, dompt, draw rein, ease off, ease up, engrave, enjoin, govern, guard, hang up, hinder, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold up, impede, impress, imprint, indent, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, keep, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep under control, lay under restraint, let down, let up, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, meddle, mire, moderate, notch, obstruct, oppose, pit, pock, pockmark, press in, prohibit, pull, pull in, punch, punch in, recess, reef, rein, rein in, relax, repress, resist, restrain, retard, retrench, scotch, set in, slack off, slack up, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up, snub, stamp, stay, straiten, suppress, take in sail, tamp, throttle down, withhold
 
Main Entry: sink back
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backslide, fall, fall again into, fall back, fall from grace, have a relapse, lapse, lapse back, recidivate, recur to, regress, relapse, return to, revert, revert to, slide back, slip back, yield again to
 
Main Entry: sit back
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be a sideliner, be still, coast, delay, do nothing, drift, hang fire, hibernate, idle, lie dormant, not budge, not stir, rest, sit it out, stagnate, vegetate, wait and see, watch and wait
 
Main Entry: slide back
Synonyms:
backslide, fall, fall again into, fall back, fall from grace, have a relapse, lapse, lapse back, recidivate, recur to, regress, relapse, return to, revert, revert to, sink back, slip back, yield again to
 
Main Entry: slip back
Synonyms:
backslide, cock, degenerate, deteriorate, disimprove, fall, fall again into, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, fall from grace, get behind, get worse, go backwards, go behind, grow worse, have a relapse, jerk back, lapse, lapse back, let down, lose ground, pull back, recede, recidivate, recur to, regress, relapse, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde, retrogress, retrovert, return, return to, reverse, revert, revert to, sicken, sink back, slacken, slide back, worsen, yield again to
 
Main Entry: snap back
Synonyms:
answer, backfire, backlash, boomerang, bounce, bounce back, bound, bound back, cannon, cannon off, carom, come back at, fly back, have repercussions, kick, kick back, lash back, react, rebound, recalcitrate, recoil, repercuss, reply, resile, respond, ricochet, riposte, spring, spring back, take the bait
 
Main Entry: take back
Synonyms:
abjure, apologize, ask forgiveness, assert the contrary, back down, back out, backwater, beg indulgence, beg pardon, belie, bring back, climb down, contest, contradict, contravene, controvert, counter, crawfish out, cross, deny, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown, disprove, dispute, eat crow, eat humble pie, express regret, extradite, forswear, gainsay, get back, give back, impugn, join issue upon, not accept, not admit, nullify, oppose, palinode, put back, ransom, recall, recant, recapture, reclaim, recommit, recoup, recover, recuperate, redeem, refuse to admit, refute, regain, remand, remit, renege, renounce, renovate, reoccupy, repatriate, replace, replevin, replevy, repossess, repudiate, restitute, restore, resume, retake, retract, retrieve, return, revindicate, revive, revoke, send back, swallow, take issue with, unsay, withdraw
 
Main Entry: talk back
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acknowledge, answer, answer back, come back, come back at, echo, flash back, give acknowledgment, give answer, lip, provoke, react, reecho, rejoin, reply, respond, retort, return, return answer, return for answer, reverberate, riposte, sass, sauce, say, say in reply, shoot back
 
Main Entry: think back
Synonyms:
bring back, bring to mind, call back, call to mind, call up, conjure up, evoke, go back, go back over, hark back, look back, mind, recall, recall to mind, recapture, recollect, reevoke, reflect, remember, retrace, retrospect, review, review in retrospect, revive, see in retrospect, summon up, think of, use hindsight
 
Main Entry: thrust back
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Main Entry: turn back
Synonyms:
about ship, assimilate to, avert, back and fill, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, beat back, become, box off, break, break back, bring about, bring round, bring to, brush off, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, change, change back, change course, change into, change over, change the heading, chase, chase away, chase off, come about, come again, come back, come home, come up again, convert, cry back, cut, dismiss, do a flip-flop, do an about-face, do over, double, double a point, double back, draw aside, drive away, drive back, ease off, echo, edge off, fend off, fetch about, flip-flop, fly off, gee, glance, glance off, go about, go back, go home, go off, gybe, hark back, haw, head off, heave round, hold off, jib, jibe, jibe all standing, keep coming, keep off, make, make over, make way for, miss stays, move aside, naturalize, pack off, ply, push back, put about, put back, react, reappear, rebuff, reconvert, recur, reduce to, refuse, render, reoccur, repeat, repel, repulse, resolve into, resound, resume, return, reverberate, reverse, revert, round a point, send away, send off, send packing, sheer, sheer off, shift, shove aside, shunt, shy, shy off, side, sidestep, sidetrack, sidle, slew, snub, spurn, steer clear of, step aside, swerve, swing round, swing the stern, switch, switch over, tack, throw about, thrust back, transform, turn, turn about, turn around, turn aside, turn away, turn into, veer, veer off, ward off, wear, wear ship, wind, yaw
 
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