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Pronunciation: /bæk/

Translation of back in French:


  • 1 (of person, animal) dos (m) to turn one's back on sb/sth tourner le dos à qn/qch behind sb's back dans le dos de qn
  • 2 (of page, cheque, hand, envelope, coat) dos (m); (of vehicle, plane, building, head) arrière (m); (of chair, sofa) dossier (m); (of cupboard, drawer, fridge, bus) fond (m) the ones at the back couldn't see ceux qui étaient derrière ne pouvaient pas voir the steps at the back of the building l'escalier à l'arrière de l'immeuble at the back of the drawer au fond du tiroir at the back of the plane/bus à l'arrière de l'avion/au fond du bus in the back (of the car) à l'arrière



  • 1to be back être de retour I'll be back in five minutes je reviens dans cinq minutes to come back rentrer (from de) to come back home rentrer chez soi
  • 2to give/put sth back rendre/remettre qch to phone back rappeler I'll write back (to him) je lui répondrai
  • 4back in 1964/April en 1964/avril
  • 5to travel to London and back faire un aller-retour à Londres


  • 1 (support) soutenir [candidate, bill]; apporter son soutien à [project]; justifier [claim] (with à l'aide de); financer [venture]
  • 2to back the car into the garage rentrer la voiture au garage en marche arrière
  • 3 (bet on) parier sur [favourite, winner]

phr (back and forth)

  • to go or travel back and forth (commute) faire la navette (between entre) to go or walk back and forth faire des allées et venues (between entre) to sway back and forth se balancer

Phrasal verbs

back away

reculer to back away from s'éloigner de [person] chercher à éviter [confrontation]

back down


back out

back out [car, driver] sortir en marche arrière 1.1 [person] se désister to back out of annuler [deal]
back [sth] out to back the car out of the garage faire sortir la voiture du garage en marche arrière

back up

confirmer [claim, theory]; soutenir [person]; [Comput] sauvegarder

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