The rear surface of the human body from the shoulders to the hips
Begin to breathe normally again after exercise or exertion
Become accustomed to (or return to) an activity or routine
they think she's broken her back
A high-cut undergarment or swimming costume having only a thin strip of material passing between the buttocks
At the back of something, especially a building
(Of vehicles) form into a queue due to congestion
(Of a clock) be set to an earlier standard time, especially at the end of summertime
Adjustment of net income through addition or deduction of items not affecting working capital; an item thus added or deducted.
In or to the eastern part of the United States or Canada (especially the coastal regions) from the west.
A service that can fax a document automatically on request, in response to the fax number (and sometimes other details) being entered into a database by telephone or email; a message or document faxed in this way.
Designating an offensive formation in which only one player lines up behind the quarterback.
= loose back.
Basketball. A basket scored on the rebound by a member of the attacking team.
Attributive designating fine Chinese porcelain enamelled on the reverse in pink or crimson.
A rear apartment.
Withdraw a claim or assertion in the face of opposition
Draw back from action or confrontation
Withdraw from a commitment
Relating to or denoting the area behind an island arc
A historic residential and commercial district in western Boston, Massachusetts, on land along the Charles River that was reclaimed in the 19th century
The rear door of a building
The end of something which is furthest from the front or the working end
Fat on the back of a meat-producing animal
The defensive players in a formation that employs four defenders, typically two centre backs and two full backs
Kick (something) backwards with the heel
The final nine holes on an eighteen-hole course
A deliberate pass to one’s own goalkeeper (who is not allowed to pick up the ball if the pass was kicked)
Payment for work done in the past that was withheld at the time, or for work that could have been done had the worker not been prevented from doing so
A place where secret, administrative, or supporting work is done
The forwards who are in the third row in a scrum
A brief massage of a person’s back and shoulders
A seat at the back of a vehicle
North American term for backchat.
The buying back of goods by the original seller
A high-backed Windsor chair with a straight top rail
(In sport) recover from a deficit
Choose not to do something that one was expected to do
Move or turn back; retreat
(Of an electrical or other system) produce feedback
(In certain team games) a player in a defensive position, playing at the side of the field in soccer and hockey and behind the other backs in rugby
A player in a ball game such as soccer, rugby, or field hockey whose position is between the forwards and full backs
Hesitate to act or speak
A container with a perforated bottom for straining off the hops in the manufacture of beer
Remain (or cause someone or something to remain) at a distance
Be at leisure; relax
Relaxed and easy-going
A defender in soccer or field hockey who plays primarily in a position on the left of the field
Suffer a setback or interrupted progress