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Meaning of "on one's back" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ON ONE'S BACK

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ON ONE'S BACK

on one side
on one´s beam-ends
on one´s best behaviour
on one´s conscience
on one´s deathbed
on one´s doorstep
on one´s feet
on one´s game
on one´s guard
on one´s hands
on one´s head
on one´s honour
on one´s lonesome
on one´s mettle
on one´s mind
on one´s own
on one´s own hook
on one´s own initiative
on one´s pat
on one´s plate

WORDS THAT END LIKE ON ONE'S BACK

a slap on the back
back
back to back
bounce back
fall back
fight back
get back
go back
hit back
hold back
look back
lower back
pat on the back
pay back
pull back
put back
set back
sit back
slap on the back
take back
upper back

Synonyms and antonyms of on one's back in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «on one's back» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ON ONE'S BACK

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Translator English - Chinese

于人的背部
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en la espalda de uno
570 millions of speakers

English

on one´s back
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक की पीठ पर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على ظهره واحد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на спине
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

no de uma volta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক এর পিছনে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sur le dos de l´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Di belakang seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auf dem Rücken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分の背中に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하나 의 뒷면에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing siji maneh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trên lưng của một người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீண்டும் ஒரு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या मागे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sırtında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

su di uno indietro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na jednej z tyłu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

на спині
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe spate cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στην πλάτη κάποιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

op ´n mens se rug
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på en rygg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på ens tilbake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of on one's back

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ON ONE'S BACK»

The term «on one's back» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.990 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ON ONE'S BACK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about on one's back

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ON ONE'S BACK»

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A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee
<piraa+hi- ri3, in the rear + LOC> see behind {awiirakus}; last {hatuhkat} back, on one's aspaarasa [-as.paa.ra.sa-] vi(4) be lying on one's back, lying flat on one's back. <aspaara+sa, be lying on one's back> 1 . taataspaarasa 2. tiispaarasa 4.
Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt, 2008
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Dictionary of Upriver Halkomelem
(in) back of a house: tselqwagel < chazl or ch6:I. in back of a house, behind a house: tselqwagelme1< chazl or ch6:l. it got smashed in the back end or rear end :: téslatstem < t6s. lie down on one's back: kw'aqa1ém < kw'e'i -- kw"i ~ kw'i. lie on  ...
Brent Douglas Galloway, 2009
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
KNOW LIKE A BOOK (THE BACK OF ONE's HAND); LEFT-HANDED ( BACKHANDED) COMPLIMENT; LIKE wATER OEE A DUCK's BACK; LOOK BACK; MONKEY ON ONE's BACK; OEE sOMEONE's BACK; PAT ON THE BACK; PAY BACK; ...
Christine Ammer, 2013
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Cassell英语常用词组用法词典
... to fall off the back of a lorry M IS i ffl U (Your camera is too cheap I think it fell off the back of a lorry. Vfifi?M m^m) • ) to get off someone's back T- WMiS.^ A, to have a monkey on one's back JL MONKEY to have one's back to the wall PS ...
Rosalind Fergusson, 2003
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American English Idiomatic Expressions in 52 Weeks: An Easy ...
... (UND) 280 on hand (LOC) 261 on hand (OWN) 238 on ice (PLAN) 254 on one's back (REL) 279 on one's coat-tails (CONS) 243 on one's feet (HEAL) 212 on one's high horse (PER) 353 on one's shoulders (CONS) 243 on one's toes ( IMPO) ...
John Holleman, 2006
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Etymological Dictionary of Gurage (Ethiopic): English-Gurage ...
Amh. yangalil, from tdngalldld 'lie on one's back', W. tdngaldld, Ed. anganndrd tdgdtdrd; related to yangurrar (see below); see (td)gddded. yangar sdb (W) ' pedestrian'; lit. 'person (sdb) of foot (yd-angar)\ See also ydgdr sdb. yangurrdn ...
Wolf Leslau, 1979
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American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA
Flat on one's back: bedridden; helpless; broke. He's been flat on his back this past week on account of the flu. Get off someone's back: leave someone alone; stop bothering another. I'm tired of being hounded by you, so get off my back.
Joseph Melillo, Edward M. Melillo, 2004
8
Amharic-English dictionary: H - N.
h<; + : +-}pf\ i tr* the mother of twins dies supine [with a suckling on either side], saying applied to an arbitrator who cannot resolve the problem) (Supp.) hlphh angallala to lay down, lay s.o. in a supine position; to lie on one's back; to be laid out ...
Thomas Leiper Kane, 1990
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A Life of One's Own
In all of them the first essential seemed to be to lie flat on one's back. Later, when I made the habit of always deliberately relaxing before going to sleep, I used often to feel inclined to evade this condition, to argue that surely I could do it just as ...
Marion Milner, 2011
10
Dizionario Italiano, Ed Inglese Di Giuseppe Baretti: 2
To fall on one': back, cascare all' in ietro, o alla rovescia, dar della scln'eno in terra. To rail at one behind his back, s urlare , o beg'egg e has not a s irt to put on his back, non ha camicia da mettersi indosso. To clap a writ on one's back ( to sue ...
‎1816

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ON ONE'S BACK»

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Get back up!
Back flexion exercise: while lying on one's back, pull both knees to the chest while simultaneously flexing the head forward until a comfortable ... «mydigitalfc.com, Jul 15»
2
VA and Chronic Pain – More Work to Be Done
... heavy packs the soldiers are forced to carry and being bounced around in trucks and jeeps puts abnormal stress on one's back and muscles. «National Pain Report, Jul 15»
3
It All Ends with Frank Tieri
I designed my head on one's back for a rapist is frank has that we should be voicing punish or rocket right. I didn't I didn't want some moments ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
4
Every Couple Is Sleeping In Separate Rooms, and None of Them …
... which makes sleeping on one's back—a prime position for snoring—uncomfortable; an anti-snoring chin strap supports the jaw and keeps ... «Washingtonian.com, Jul 15»
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Historian launches Beijing body
... Memory Burns, to explore the relationship between image and time, a continuation of his show Atlas: How to Carry the World on One's Back ... «ecns, Jun 15»
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SpaceX readies Dragon for launch to International Space Station
When resting on one's back, the jugular vein takes over. "The ability of an astronaut to drain their brain may somehow impact the amount of ... «CBS News, Jun 15»
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SI Vault: Teen phenom Wayne Gretzky plays with maturity beyond …
Muzz, an ex-goalie of no great renown, must have been sensitive to the burden of wearing a 1 on one's back. Born Murray MacPherson, Muzz ... «SI.com, Jun 15»
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World's Largest Swimming Lesson aims to save lives and break a …
Colborn said learning to float on one's back is beneficial when in deep water because it helps prevent panic. “When you panic, your body ... «The Garden City Telegram, Jun 15»
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World Yoga Day: Finding my Yoga Yoda
But in the frenetic 1980s, when to stay still was to be ill, mastering the act of staying motionless on one's back with one's hands stretched out ... «Economic Times, Jun 15»
10
Beyond Elm Street: The Vivid Nighttime Horrors of Sleep Paralysis
Medical experts have found a correlation between sleep paralysis and sleeping on one's back, and Adler says that trying to move even the ... «Newsweek, Jun 15»

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