back onto (something)

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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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It has the benefit of gas central heating and double glazing throughout alongside a large garden area to the side backing onto open countryside.
But others, including residents backing onto the site and local schools, have raised a number of concerns about the restaurant, including fears it will increase anti-social behaviour.
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About 1,600 people have signed a petition claiming it is in the wrong place, backing onto the town's awardwinning gardens and close to the shops, pier and beaches.
Victoria Miro Gallery is also moving east to a 12,000-square-foot Victorian factory space in the same area, backing onto a canal.
Set in a square backing onto the steep cliff of the Schlossberg, it framed performances with a stepped platform and a huge backdrop of red fabric on high-jump poles.
IT is now well over 12 months since residents complained to me about the disgraceful state of a large piece of Sutton land backing onto their rear gardens.
BRYN and Moira Davies' home has the advantage of backing onto large playing fields and yet is only a short distance away from the village of Llanishen and all its amenities.
A garage and block-paved drive provide plenty of parking space and there are gardens to both sides, backing onto the golf course at the rear.
AHOME backing onto a nature reserve has proved to be the perfect spot for Richard Nicholls and his young family.
As far as I can gather it will be backing onto Ravenscroft Avenue.
Here, a third phase of Fiszer's work is anticipated, backing onto the blind back walls of the present building and destined to provide an elevation worthy of the prominence and status of the edifice when approached from the west.