move backward


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move backward

1. To move to a position or in the direction directly behind oneself. I moved backward in alarm when the patient began convulsing. I didn't have space to turn the car around, so I had to move backward to get out of the alleyway.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to move to a position or in the direction directly behind them. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used before or after "backward." The teacher moved me backward a few steps so that I was in line with everyone else. I can't move this thing backward without being able to see behind me!
See also: backward, move
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This was supposed to be done by both sides, according to the cooperation agreement but we have noticed it is only our forces which keeps moving backward and each time they move backward, the Sudanese armed instead of taking similar steps and move northward, they move further south.
According to the study, during such occurrences the violent movement of the icebergs crashing into the water and pushing away from the front of the glacier actually forces the glacier to reverse direction and move backward for several minutes.
The current design can't move backward," said Alameri.
But we said that the size of compensations do not meet the results, bonuses and results of the work of the company mismatch, they move backward, i.e.
If the acceptance date to move backward, the delivery of the hardware itself may move to the same number of days as the decrease.
"Lebanon declares today that it is on the track of oil and gas and there is no move backward, neither halting nor dreaming, for the dream has become true, " he said.
The age-old proposal to lop some zeroes off the rial to make the currency more manageable continued to move backward this week as the Central Bank governor said the plan would probably take until February 2015 to implement, two years longer than the governor said last year.
"It is no longer acceptable to move backward; we should rather press efforts to become more modern and progressive," said the Premier.
He added in a statement to TAP news agency, that "the Tunisian people have freely chosen their representatives in the National Constituent Assembly," specifying that the democratic process that has been launched in the country could not move backward. "The European capitals have watched with admiration the Tunisian elections that took place in transparency and with a strong participation of citizens," he also said.
''If the DPP returns to power next year, I assure you that cross-strait relations will move backward,'' he said.
From there on, the scenes move backward across Jeremy Herbert's ingenious, simple settings, which snap inexorably into place on small turntables.
Continuing to move backward through his book, Hall employs chapter one to articulate the demand and freedom of theology as discipline: The freedom to "do" Christian theology "presupposes the [long] apprenticeship of Christian tradition." (21) This freedom culminates in daring to comprehend that "long tradition" in all its profundity while simultaneously grasping one's own "zeitgeist." (22) Hall then employs his introduction for the purpose of describing theology as a vocation situated within the community of faith.
"As with our past experiences, we notice a move backward instead of an advance forward," Zaki said.
Instead of moving forward, we constantly move backward, Kramarska concludes.
Regardless, the real Froelich tractor was billed as the first tractor to move backward and forward.