Synonyms for backing

Grammar : Noun
Spell : bak-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbæk ɪŋ

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Définition of backing

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.
  • noun support
Example sentences :
  • Her instinct had at last prompted her; she was backing Nana.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola
  • The matter was brought to a trial at Bingley, Oastler backing the father.
  • Extract from : « Adventures and Recollections » by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
  • I'm glad I enlisted and I'm mighty thankful to you for backing me up in it.
  • Extract from : « Shavings » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Seth was backing the animal into his wagon, which stood beneath the shed.
  • Extract from : « The Woman-Haters » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "That'll do—that'll do," said Pete, backing her to the porch.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • "I can't take the anger with thee, Thomas," he said, backing himself out.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • He has great political power, and the backing of the military.
  • Extract from : « The Martian Cabal » by Roman Frederick Starzl
  • With such a backing, he could coerce ministries at will, and remake the politics of England.
  • Extract from : « The Market-Place » by Harold Frederic
  • I know he was disappointed when the colonel was so quick in backing down.
  • Extract from : « A Waif of the Mountains » by Edward S. Ellis
  • His little terrier barked violently, backing in from the veranda.
  • Extract from : « End of the Tether » by Joseph Conrad

Antonyms for backing

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