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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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