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backwards

(also

backward

(especially US)
1. adverb to the rear2. adverb in reverse direction3. adverb beginning at the end4. adverb toward the past5. adverb toward a worse state6. adverb thoroughly7. adjective behind
phrases
1 adverb to the rearsiar  c m ushe sagged backwards in the chair scaoil sí í féin siar sa chathaoir, thit sí siar sa chathaoir 2 adverb in reverse directiondroim ar aistóin ar aghaidhhe wore his cap backwards bhí a chaipín droim ar ais air, bhí a chaipín iompaithe siar air
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3 adverb beginning at the enddroim ar aisshe read the comic backwards léigh sí an greannán droim ar ais 4 adverb toward the pastsiar  c m uthe film takes us backwards in time tugann an scannán siar in am sinn 5 adverb toward a worse statear gcúl  c m uthe country seems to be going backwards tá an chuma air go bhfuil an tír ag dul ar gcúl, tá an chuma air go bhfuil an tír ag dul chun cúil, dealraíonn sé go bhfuil an tír ag dul in olcas 6 adverb thoroughlyshe knows Irish grammar backwards tá an-chur amach aici ar ghramadach na Gaeilge, tá gramadach na Gaeilge ar eolas aici ó bhun go barr, tá gramadach na Gaeilge ar bharr na méar aici 7 adjective behindar gcúl  c m u
phrases

backwards and forwards

(also

backward and forward

) ó thaobh go taobhsiar is aniaranonn is anallhe was rocking backwards and forwards in his chair bhí sé á luascadh féin siar is aniar sa chathaoir, bhí sé á luascadh féin anonn is anall sa chathaoir

backward

(also

backwards

)
1. adjective primitive2. adjective PSYCH, ED having learning difficulties3. adjective to the rear4. adjective in opposite direction5. adjective toward the past6. adjective making sth worse7. adjective hesitant8. adjective SPOR in cricket 1 adjective primitivecúlánta adj3the place is very backward tá an áit an-seanaimseartha, tá an áit i bhfad ar gcúl, is beag forbairt atá déanta san áit 2 adjective PSYCH, ED, offensive having learning difficultieslagintinneach offensive adj1  c m umallintinneach offensive adj1she was a bit backward at school bhí deacrachtaí foghlama beaga aici ar scoil
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3 adjective to the rearsiar  c m uar gcúl  c m ui do dhiaidhshe looked backward d'amharc sí siar, d'fhéach sí ina diaidh, bhreathnaigh sí taobh thiar di, d'fhéach sí i ndiaidh a cúil 4 adjective in opposite directionsiar  c m uar gcúl  c m ubackward motion gluaiseacht ar gcúl 5 adjective toward the pastsiar  c m ua backward look at history súil siar ar an stair 6 adjective making sth worsesiar  c m uar gcúl  c m uit was a backward step for the country céim siar a bhí ann don tír, céim ar gcúl a bhí ann don tír, céim chun donais a bhí ann don tír 7 adjective hesitantdrogallach adj1  c m uhe wasn't backward in expressing his opinion ní raibh leisce ar bith air a bharúil a thabhairt, ní raibh aon drogall air a thuairim a chur in iúl, is maith tapa a nochtfadh sé a thuairim 8 adjective SPOR in cricketlaistiar den gheaitín

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