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      vb  
1    abet, advocate, assist, champion, countenance, encourage, endorse, espouse, favour, finance, promote, sanction, second, side with, sponsor, subsidize, support, sustain, underwrite  
2    back off, backtrack, go back, move back, regress, retire, retreat, reverse, turn tail, withdraw  
      n  
3    backside, end, far end, hind part, hindquarters, posterior, rear, reverse, stern, tail end  
      adj  
4    end, hind, hindmost, posterior, rear, tail  
5      (From an earlier time)   delayed, earlier, elapsed, former, overdue, past, previous  
6    behind one's back      covertly, deceitfully, secretly, sneakily, surreptitiously  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb  
1    attack, combat, hinder, thwart, undermine, weaken  
2    advance, approach, move forward, progress  
      n   face, fore, front, head  
      adj  
4    advance, fore, front  
5    future, late  


answer back     
argue, be cheeky, be impertinent, cheek     (informal)   contradict, disagree, dispute, rebut, retort, talk back  
back down     
accede, admit defeat, back-pedal, concede, give in, surrender, withdraw, yield  
back out     
abandon, cancel, chicken out     (informal)   cop out     (slang)   give up, go back on, recant, renege, resign, retreat, withdraw  
back up     
aid, assist, bolster, confirm, corroborate, reinforce, second, stand by, substantiate, support  
come back     
reappear, recur, re-enter, return  
cut back     
check, curb, decrease, downsize, draw or pull in one's horns     (informal)   economize, lessen, lower, prune, reduce, retrench, slash, trim  
double back     
backtrack, circle, dodge, loop, retrace one's steps, return, reverse  
draw back     
back off, recoil, retract, retreat, shrink, start back, withdraw  
fall back     
back off, draw back, recede, recoil, retire, retreat, withdraw  
fall back on     
call upon, employ, have recourse to, make use of, press into service, resort to  
fight back  
1    defend oneself, give tit for tat, hit back, put up a fight, reply, resist, retaliate  
2    bottle up, contain, control, curb, hold back, hold in check, restrain  
get back  
1    recoup, recover, regain, repossess, retrieve  
2    arrive home, come back or home, return, revert, revisit  
3      (with)       at   be avenged, get even with, get one's own back, give tit for tat, hit back, retaliate, settle the score with, take vengeance on  
go back  
1    retrocede, return, revert  
2    change one's mind, desert, forsake, renege, repudiate, retract  
hang back     
be backward, be reluctant, demur, hesitate, hold back, recoil  
hark back     
look back, recall, recollect, regress, remember, revert, think back  
hold back  
1    check, control, curb, inhibit, rein, repress, restrain, stem the flow, suppress  
2    desist, forbear, keep back, refuse, withhold  
keep back  
1    check, constrain, control, curb, delay, hold back, keep a tight rein on, limit, prohibit, restrain, restrict, retard, withhold  
2    censor, conceal, hide, keep dark, keep under one's hat, reserve, suppress, withhold  
laid-back     
at ease, casual, easy-going, easy-oasy     (slang)   free and easy, relaxed, together     (slang)   unflappable     (informal)   unhurried  
  
Antonyms     
   edgy, jittery     (informal)   jumpy, keyed-up, nervous, on edge, tense, twitchy     (informal)   uptight     (informal)   wound-up     (informal)  
pay back  
1    get even with     (informal)   get one's own back, hit back, reciprocate, recompense, retaliate, settle a score  
2    refund, reimburse, repay, return, settle up, square  
set back     
delay, hinder, hold up, impede, retard, slow  
take back  
1    disavow, disclaim, recant, renege, renounce, retract, unsay, withdraw  
2    get back, recapture, reclaim, reconquer, regain, repossess, retake  
3    accept back, exchange, give one a refund for  
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
exp.
adopt a detached attitude; relax
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
n.
abnormal fear of pain.
[Med.];[Psych.]
adv.
a lot; very much; in a great quantity; endlessly
[Fig.] E.g. love someone to the moon and back=love someone very much
exp.
(colloquially) tattoo on the lower back
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you

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