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Definition of backwards:

  1. By way of reflection; reflexively.
  2. From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
  3. In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards.
  4. On the back, or with the back downward.
  5. Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward.
  6. Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.
  7. With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.

Synonyms:

rearwards, back, precede, about, around, approach, backward, rearward, round.

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