slick back


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slick back

To brush hair to the back of the head and cause it to lie flat with water, oil, gel, or some other product. A noun or pronoun can be used between "slick" and "back." I wanted to slick my hair back for our school photos, but mom wouldn't let me. Try slicking it back first, then style it from there.
See also: back, slick

slick back

v.
To cause something, especially hair, to lie flat by making it moist or oily and brushing it back: He wet his hands and slicked back his hair. She slicks her curls back with gel.
See also: back, slick
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THE latest person to slick back his hair and stick on a dodgy moustache is Ken Stott, best known for his role in The Vice and Messiah.
Eryri entertained Dinefwr and although the forward struggle was fairly even the home side was undone by slick back play resulting in two tries apiece for Dinefwr scrum-half Lee Rees and wing Adam Thomas, who also kicked four conversions.
Players will be able to rev up their engines, slick back their hair and take to the tracks when the game drives up to the starting line in Summer/Fall 2001.
Two minutes later he was at it again following a slick backs move.