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back·stroke

 (băk′strōk′)
n.
1. Sports
a. A swimming stroke performed on one's back, especially one using alternating overarm strokes and a flutter kick.
b. A race or a leg of a race in which this stroke is swum.
2. A backhanded stroke or motion.
3. A stroke or motion in the direction of an original starting point: a saw that cuts on the backstroke.

back′stroke′ v.
back′strok′er n.

backstroke

(ˈbækˌstrəʊk)
n
1. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) swimming
a. a stroke performed on the back, using backward circular strokes of each arm alternately and flipper movements of the feet
b. (as modifier): the backstroke champion.
2. a return stroke or blow
3. (Tennis) chiefly US a backhanded stroke
4. (Music, other) bell-ringing the upward movement of the bell rope as the bell swings back and forth. Compare handstroke
vb
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (intr) to swim the backstroke

back•stroke

(ˈbækˌstroʊk)

n., v. -stroked, -strok•ing. n.
1. a backhanded stroke.
2. a swimming stroke performed in a supine position.
3. a stroke in return.
v.i.
4. to swim the backstroke.
[1665–75]

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Swum on the back, with each arm moving alternately in a circular motion; legs do a flutter kick.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backstroke - a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her backbackstroke - a swimming stroke that resembles the crawl except the swimmer lies on his or her back
swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
flutter kick - a swimming kick; the legs are moved rapidly up and down without bending the knees
Verb1.backstroke - swim on one's backbackstroke - swim on one's back      
aquatics, water sport - sports that involve bodies of water
swim - travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
Translations
سَبَاحَة عَلَى الظَهْرضَربَةُ سباحَةٍ ظَهْريَّه
plavání naznakznak
rygcrawl
selkäuinti
leđno plivanje
hátúszás
baksund
背泳
배영
plávanie naznak
hrbtno plavanje
ryggsim
ท่าว่ายน้ำแบบตีกรรเชียง
sırtüstü yüzmesırtüstü yüzüş
kiểu bơi ngửa

backstroke

[ˈbækstrəʊk] Nespalda f
the 100 metres backstrokelos 100 metros espalda

backstroke

[ˈbækstrəʊk] ndos m crawlé
to do backstroke → faire le dos crawlé
to swim backstroke → nager le dos crawléback-to-back adj
[people, houses] → dos à dos inv
(= consecutive) [wins, victories, defeats] → consécutif/iveback to front advà l'envers
to do sth back to front → faire qch à l'enversback tooth n [back teeth] (pl) → molaire f

backstroke

[ˈbækˌstrəʊk] n (Swimming) → dorso

back

(bӕk) noun
1. in man, the part of the body from the neck to the bottom of the spine. She lay on her back.
2. in animals, the upper part of the body. She put the saddle on the horse's back.
3. that part of anything opposite to or furthest from the front. the back of the house; She sat at the back of the hall.
4. in football, hockey etc a player who plays behind the forwards.
adjective
of or at the back. the back door.
adverb
1. to, or at, the place or person from which a person or thing came. I went back to the shop; He gave the car back to its owner.
2. away (from something); not near (something). Move back! Let the ambulance get to the injured man; Keep back from me or I'll hit you!
3. towards the back (of something). Sit back in your chair.
4. in return; in response to. When the teacher is scolding you, don't answer back.
5. to, or in, the past. Think back to your childhood.
verb
1. to (cause to) move backwards. He backed (his car) out of the garage.
2. to help or support. Will you back me against the others?
3. to bet or gamble on. I backed your horse to win.
ˈbacker noun
a person who supports someone or something, especially with money. the backer of the new theatre.
ˈbackbite verb
to criticize a person when he is not present.
ˈbackbiting noun
Constant backbiting by her colleagues led to her resignation.
ˈbackbone noun
1. the spine. the backbone of a fish.
2. the chief support. The older employees are the backbone of the industry.
ˈbackbreaking adjective
(of a task etc) very difficult or requiring very hard work. Digging the garden is a backbreaking job.
ˌbackˈdate verb
1. to put an earlier date on (a cheque etc). He should have paid his bill last month and so he has backdated the cheque.
2. to make payable from a date in the past. Our rise in pay was backdated to April.
ˌbackˈfire verb
1. (of a motor-car etc) to make a loud bang because of unburnt gases in the exhaust system. The car backfired.
2. (of a plan etc) to have unexpected results, often opposite to the intended results. His scheme backfired (on him), and he lost money.
ˈbackground noun
1. the space behind the principal or most important figures or objects of a picture etc. He always paints ships against a background of stormy skies; trees in the background of the picture.
2. happenings that go before, and help to explain, an event etc. the background to a situation.
3. a person's origins, education etc. She was ashamed of her humble background.
ˈbackhand noun
1. in tennis etc, a stroke or shot with the back of one's hand turned towards the ball. a clever backhand; His backhand is very strong.
2. writing with the letters sloping backwards. I can always recognize her backhand.
adverb
using backhand. She played the stroke backhand; She writes backhand.
ˈbacklog noun
a pile of uncompleted work etc which has collected. a backlog of orders because of the strike.
ˌback-ˈnumber noun
an out-of-date copy or issue of a magazine etc. He collects back-numbers of comic magazines.
ˈbackpack noun
(especially American) a bag that walkers, people who go on trips, or students carry on their backs.
ˈbackpacking: go backpacking
to go on trips or go camping carrying a backpack.
ˈbackpacker noun
ˈbackside noun
the bottom or buttocks. He sits on his backside all day long and does no work.
ˈbackslash noun
the sign (\).
ˈbackstroke noun
in swimming, a stroke made when lying on one's back in the water. The child is good at backstroke.
ˈbackup noun
1. additional people who provide help when it is needed. The police officer requested some backup when the shooting began.
2. a copy of a computer file that can be used in case the original is destroyed.
3. (also adjective) a piece of equipment, a system etc that can be used when there is a problem with the original one. a backup plan; We have a backup generator in case the power fails.
ˈbackwash noun
1. a backward current eg that following a ship's passage through the water. the backwash of the steamer.
2. the unintentional results of an action, situation etc. The backwash of that firm's financial troubles affected several other firms.
ˈbackwater noun
1. a stretch of river not in the main stream.
2. a place not affected by what is happening in the world outside. That village is rather a backwater.
ˌbackˈyard noun
(especially American) a garden at the back of a house etc. He grows vegetables in his backyard.
back down
to give up one's opinion, claim etc. She backed down in the face of strong opposition.
back of
(American) behind. He parked back of the store.
back on to
(of a building etc) to have its back next to (something). My house backs on to the racecourse.
back out
1. to move out backwards. He opened the garage door and backed (his car) out.
2. to withdraw from a promise etc. You promised to help – you mustn't back out now!
back up
1. to support or encourage. The new evidence backed up my arguments.
2. to make a copy of the information stored on the computer or disk.
have one's back to the wall
to be in a very difficult or desperate situation. He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.
put someone's back up
to anger someone. He put my back up with his boasting.
take a back seat
to take an unimportant position. At these discussions he always takes a back seat and listens to others talking.

backstroke

سَبَاحَة عَلَى الظَهْر znak rygcrawl Rückenschwimmen ύπτια κολύμβηση estilo espalda selkäuinti dos crawlé leđno plivanje dorso 背泳 배영 rugslag returslag styl grzbietowy estilo costas, nado de costas плавание на спине ryggsim ท่าว่ายน้ำแบบตีกรรเชียง sırtüstü yüzme kiểu bơi ngửa 仰泳
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