Oriented toward the back.
The battleship had three backwards guns at the stern, in addition to the primary complement.
In the opposite direction of usual.
The clock did not work because the battery was inserted backwards.
In a manner such that the back precedes the front.
The tour guide walked backwards while droning on to the bored seniors.
Clumsy, inept, or inefficient.
He was a very backwards scholar, but he was a marvel on the football field.
back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwardsadverb
at or to or toward the back or rear
"he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"
in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
"it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'"; "the child put her jersey on backward"
going the opposite way
we should do the steps backwards to solve the problem.Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019
they have the same meaning
reverse the order you are headed go backwards
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I knew right away he was going to land in the boat, because of the way he was facing -- knocked me backwards and then landed kind of on my feet and ankles, it was pretty much chaos at that point -- my wife had fallen down, she was screaming, the dolphin was making screaming noises, my daughter was totally freaking out and screaming.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
I wonder if they've actually understood what the court has ruled there, we need to think the other way around. There is a clear boundary -- the amount of emissions, the carbon budget that we have, is finite. Adetola Onamade can not extend it any longer and we need to think from that budget backwards, what does it mean for the amount of emissions we can produce today and tomorrow.
Everybody is bending over backwards, he knows it. It’s just really, really painful when he says something that stupid.
The way President Biden has handled this, everything President Biden's done every step along the way has been absolutely backwards. And I don't understand the process of how how they came to the decision that they made. A high school kid could make better decisions than they made in this. They may have fumbled the ball every step of the way.
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- προς τα πίσω, επαναφορά επιστροφήGreek
- invertido, a contrapelo, hacia atrásSpanish
- tagasisuunas, saamatu, vanamoodne, peegelpilt, tahapoole, tagurpidiEstonian
- väärinpäin, kelvoton, taaksepäin, takaperin, vanhanaikainenFinnish
- ke belakangIndonesian
- بهرهودوا, پاشهوپاش, دواکهوتوKurdish
- смотрящий, назад, направленныйRussian
- bakåtriktad, efter, omvänd, baklänges, efterbliven, bakvändSwedish
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