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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACKING

Her instinct had at last prompted her; she was backing Nana.

The matter was brought to a trial at Bingley, Oastler backing the father.

I'm glad I enlisted and I'm mighty thankful to you for backing me up in it.

Seth was backing the animal into his wagon, which stood beneath the shed.

"That'll do—that'll do," said Pete, backing her to the porch.

"I can't take the anger with thee, Thomas," he said, backing himself out.

He has great political power, and the backing of the military.

With such a backing, he could coerce ministries at will, and remake the politics of England.

I know he was disappointed when the colonel was so quick in backing down.

His little terrier barked violently, backing in from the veranda.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "support;" 1640s, "retreat;" verbal noun from back (v.). Physical sense of "anything forming a backing to something else" is from 1793. Meaning "musical accompaniment" is recorded from 1940.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BACKING

accompaniment

nounmusic that supports a theme or performer in a composition

accompaniments

nounmusic that supports a theme or performer in a composition
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