♦ backwards

♦ backwards /ˈbækwədz/
1 indietro (nello spazio o nel tempo): to look backwards, guardare indietro; (fig.) riandare al passato; backwards and forwards, avanti e indietro
2 all'indietro; a ritroso; in senso inverso; alla rovescia: to walk backwards, camminare all'indietro (o a ritroso); to say the alphabet backwards, dire l'alfabeto alla rovescia
3 col davanti dietro; alla rovescia
● (comput.) backwards compatible, compatibile con le versioni precedenti □ (fam.) to bend (o to fall, to lean) over backwards, fare l'impossibile; farsi in quattro □ to know st. backwards (USA: backwards and forwards), conoscere qc. da cima a fondo; sapere qc. a menadito.

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