1. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support, approve, O.K., okay, sanction

usage: be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

2. back, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"

3. second, back, endorse, indorse, support, back up

usage: give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"

4. back

usage: cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"

5. back, finance

usage: support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"

6. back, lie

usage: be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"

7. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt, bet, wager, play

usage: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

8. back, switch, change over, shift

usage: shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"

9. back, back up, confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm

usage: establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"

10. back, strengthen

usage: strengthen by providing with a back or backing


1. backed (vs. backless), hardbacked, hardback, hardbound, hardcover, high-backed, low-backed, razorback, razor-backed, spiny-backed, stiff-backed, straight-backed

usage: having a back or backing, usually of a specified type

2. backed, coated (vs. uncoated)

usage: used of film that is coated on the side opposite the emulsion with a substance to absorb light

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