1 archaic Toward or situated to the rear: the little strip of pasture aback of the house
Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The two started down the dusty road and John was quick to follow, but his father's words pulled him aback.
- Now he could look right through the tiny window over the roof, on to the tree-tops aback of the house.
Old English on bæc. Long written as two words, the term came to be treated as a single word in nautical use.
take someone aback
- Shock or surprise someone: he was taken aback by the sharpness in her voiceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The consul was present at the Supreme Court hearing, and I think she was taken aback and shocked by what she heard.
- When you go to such a place, you are taken aback by the youthfulness of the crowd.
- People in England are aware of the divide, but the extent of it took me aback.