Backwards - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbækwərdz|  American pronunciation of the word backwards
Brit.  |ˈbakwədz|  British pronunciation of the word backwards


- at or to or toward the back or rear (syn: back, backward, rearward, rearwards)
- in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal (syn: backward)


a sudden movement backward, not forward

I heard a noise behind me and glanced backward.

He pushed the throttle backward.

She took a small step backward.

The narrative moves backward and forward in time.

a technologically backward village that has no running water

...a backward turn on ice skates is hard to learn because you can't see where you're going...

Harvest is extremely backward this year.

He turned sharply round and walked backward.

Bending backward or forward is not to be permitted.

They are beaten backward from the palace.

The work went backward.

Hannah took a step backward.

She pushed me and I fell backwards into the chair.

Count backwards from 100.

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