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suffix     -backed pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that a group or action is supported by an organization or country, usually a powerful one

    the military-backed government

    a US-backed peace plan

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  2. 2
    used with some adjectives to make adjectives describing what type of back someone or something has

    a high-backed chair

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  3. 3
    used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that something has a particular substance or material on the back

    foam-backed carpet

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the situation of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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