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smooth back

To cause something to move back and remain flattened with or as with one's hand or hands. A noun or pronoun can be used between "smooth" and "back." I smoothed back the feverish child's hair and placed a damp washcloth on her forehead. I smoothed the crinkled paper back so the scanner would be able to read the barcode.
See also: back, smooth

smooth something back

to flatten and position something by pressing or smoothing. He smoothed his hair back out of his eyes. Jeff smoothed back his hair.
See also: back, smooth
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Smooth back face allows for a quieter catch and effortless exit of the stroke.
The unit's specs include 350 megapixels display, rounded corners and smooth back casing, 1.5GHz processor, dual-core with 2GB of RAM, and 8 megapixels back shooter and 2 megapixels front camera.
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Instead of the distinctive textured triangle pattern found on the back of the previous Slate, the Slate 2 has a smooth back with a semi-matte finish.
To avoid broken and baby hairs around the hairline, spray a tiny amount of Sebastian Shine Define, pounds 17.25, and smooth back any flyaways, Similarly, if your hair is prone to frizz use a good frizz fighting serum and blow dry the hair fully so you have a smooth and sleek base to work with.
This grip is designed to provide a measure of comfort through the contoured rubber material while also offering functionality with consistent hand positioning made possible by the smooth back surface of the grip.
Its modern and minimal shape is completed by the hidden beauty of its smooth back. It features a 60MB internal memory, with a MicroSD slot, increasing the expandable memory of the phone to 8GB, making it the perfect tool to store tons of music and photos.
Even though the pulse is small, we see a rich spectrum of harmonics because the glottal waveform is maximally distorted (in comparison to a smooth back and forth wave).
intricate lacework at the wrist; the smooth back of the hand shivers
Smooth back your hair, leaving a few pieces loose in the front.
New for this year is The Bounty, which starts with a smooth back and forth swinging motion, eventually rising to an angle of up to 75 degrees.
His colleague Lucy Skinn, who organised the fundraiser, said: "To go from being one of the hairiest men I have ever seen to having a smooth back like that is amazing and he's raised pounds 275."
''We call Australia home now, but as of Iraqi origin we are proud to participate in this election and we hope and pray that everything goes smooth back home and we get a democratic Iraq.''
Tall, attractive and in his early twenties, with hair he was continually trying to smooth back from his brow, Roddy was popular with all the staff.