back into (someone or something)

(redirected from backed into)

back into (someone or something)

1. To move or maneuver something backwards into something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "back" and "into." Can you help me? I'm having a hard time backing into this parking space. Ugh, I can't believe I backed my car into that pole.
2. To bump into or strike someone or something while moving backwards. Oops, I didn't mean to back into you—didn't see you there!
See also: back

back someone or something into someone or something

to guide or move someone or something backwards into someone or something. Don't back your car into anyone. Using hand signals, the attendant backed all the cars into the parking spaces.
See also: back

back into someone or something

to move backwards, bumping into someone or something; to move a car backwards into something, such as a garage or a parking space. (See also back someone or something into someone or something.) I'm sorry. I didn't mean to back into you. I backed into the potted plant.
See also: back