back onto

back onto (something)

1. To move or maneuver something backwards onto something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "back" and "onto." Ugh, I can't believe I backed my car onto the lawn. Oops, I didn't mean to back my chair onto your coat.
2. To move or maneuver backwards, standing or resting on top of something else as a result. Did I really back onto your lawn? Whoops!
See also: back
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

back someone or something onto someone or something

to guide or move someone or something backwards onto someone or something. I backed the car onto the flowers accidentally. Using hand signals, the mechanic helped the driver back the car onto the ramp.
See also: back

back onto someone or something

to go backwards, moving or rolling onto someone or something. The motorcycle backed onto my toe. Don't back onto anything as you go down the driveway!
See also: back
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He crept back onto his throne like a whipped dog, and lay there bitterly bemoaning his defeat.
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Roll the backing onto the pick-up roller, and then back onto the backing roller to ensure the backing is smooth and not skewed.
"The man sprung to the rescue and hauled him back onto the platform, whilst other commuters alerted the emergency services.