I. 1. обратен
BACKWARD glance поглед назад
2. назадничав, изостанал, умствено/физически недоразвит
3. стеснителен, свит
4. муден
5. неохотен, колеблив
II. backwards adv назад, заднишком
BACKWARD and forward (s) напред-назад, наопаки, в обратнапосока, отзад напред
to go BACKWARD вървя назад към по-лошо
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{'bakwъd} a 1. обратен; backward glance поглед назад; 2. назадничав(2) backwards {-z} adv назад, заднишком; backward and forward(
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срамежлив; стеснителен; ретрограден; обратен; закъснял; изостанал; късен; назадничав; неохотно;
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1. backward and forward (s) напред-назад, наопаки, в обратнапосока, отзад напред 2. backward glance поглед назад 3. i. обратен 4. ii. backwards adv назад, заднишком 5. to go backward вървя назад към по-лошо 6. муден 7. назадничав, изостанал, умствено/физически недоразвит 8. неохотен, колеблив 9. стеснителен, свит
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backward[´bækwəd] adj 1. обратен, противоположен; \backward glance поглед назад; 2. назадничав, ретрограден, рутинен; изостанал, недоразвит, недорасъл; недъгав; \backward children (умствено или физически) недоразвити деца; 3. закъснял; късен, къснозреен; 4. без желание, неохотно, насила, против волята; 5. бавен, муден, флегматичен, вял, апатичен; невъзприемчив, несхватлив, ограничен, недосетлив; 6. стеснителен, срамежлив, свит, плах; FONT face=Times_Deutsch}}◊ adv backwardly.
backward(s) [´bækwəd(z)] adv 1. назад, заднишком, гърбом, разг. заднишката; \backward and forward(s) напред-назад; 2. назад, наопаки, в обратна посока; отзад напред; to go \backwards връщам се назад, към по-лошо; to reckon \backward смятам назад; to know \backward зная наизуст; познавам като дланта си; to bend (fall, lean) over \backward престаравам се; давам всичко от себе си (за да угодя на някого).

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