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back-to-back

Syllabification: back-to-back

Definition of back-to-back in English:

adjective

Consecutive: back-to-back homers in a major league baseball game
More example sentences
  • But if he wins a big victory here, then he will look like a certifiable front-runner, having won back-to-back victories in Iowa and New Hampshire.
  • However, England's fate should be known before then as only back-to-back victories in the next week will leave them needing a draw in Turkey in their final game to make it through automatically.
  • He has since reached the top flight of hurdlers and is ante-post favourite to record back-to-back victories in the Champion.

adverb

(back to back) Back to top  
1(Of two people) facing in opposite directions with backs touching: they sat on the ground, leaning back to back
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  • They stood, facing outward, back to back, looking towards the four cardinal directions.
  • He captured them seated practically back to back on spindly gilt chairs at a fashion show, in an invisible yet palpable fog of unpleasantness.
  • His acrylic on canvass presents two persons sitting back to back.
2Consecutively; in succession: the games were played back to back
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  • Did the artistic directors want their own pieces to be shown back to back?
  • For some reason, we just can't seem to string together two decent performances back to back, and when you do not have consistency your confidence suffers as well.
  • He's granting interviews back to back to the Euro press.

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