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background / backdrop / context / (fig.) powerful backer / CL: 種|种
  *背* | 背* | *背
variant of
  *背* | 背* | *背
to be burdened / to carry on the back or shoulder
  *背* | 背* | *背
the back of a body or object / to turn one's back / to hide something from / to learn by heart / to recite from memory / unlucky (slang) / hard of hearing
the back (human anatomy) / the back part of sth
to go against / to be contrary to / to violate
to betray
to recite / to repeat from memory
behind / at the back / in the rear / behind sb's back
rear view / figure seen from behind / view of the back (of a person or object)
sleeveless garment (vest, waistcoat, singlet, tank top etc) / CL:
braces / suspenders / sling (for a rifle) / straps (for a knapsack)
knapsack / rucksack / infantry pack / field pack / blanket roll / CL: 個|个
background music (BGM) / soundtrack / musical setting
historical background
to repeat a lesson / to learn by heart / to endorse a check
the back / the reverse side / the wrong side
back of the hand
to be in a poor light / to do sth with one's back to the light / to stand in one's own light
(slang) (neologism derived from 背黑鍋|背黑锅) to carry the can / to be a scapegoat
to bear / to carry on one's back / to shoulder
back (of a human or other vertebrate)
to run in the opposite direction (idiom); to run counter to
back (of a human or other vertebrate, or of an object)
camisole (women's garment)
swept-back hairstyle
to depart from / to deviate from / deviation
the back of the human body
overalls / dungarees
to serve as a sacrificial victim / to suffer for sb else / scapegoat / to share sb's fate
educational background
hunchbacked / stooping / hunchback
to abandon / to desert / to renounce
secretly / in private / behind someone's back
to break an agreement / to go back on one's word / to fail to keep one's promise
lit. fight with one's back to the river (idiom); fig. to fight to win or die
a basket carried on the back
to learn by rote / to mechanically memorize
with back to the mountain (favored location)
back of the knife
instep (upper surface of the foot)
contrary / opposite
back of a tiger and waist of a bear / tough and stocky build
behind sb's back
back to back
bad luck / unlucky
split-leaf philodendron / Monstera deliciosa
back / back side
to support or oppose
halterneck / backless (garment)
to learn by rote
to turn one's back / to turn around / fig. change in a very short time
back to back
to massage sb's back by pounding it lightly with one's fists
to be made a scapegoat / to be unjustly blamed
face to the ground, back to the sky
slouch / stoop / poor posture
to sweat profusely (idiom) / drenched in sweat
to leave one's native place, esp. against one's will (idiom)
to leave one's homeplace (to find work, flee disaster etc)
(lit.) chest sticking to back / (fig.) famished / (of several persons) packed chest to back
homosexual (a reference to Brokeback Mountain 斷背山|断背山, a 2005 movie about a same-sex relationship)
panel / back panel
outdated / out of luck
(dialect) to be out of luck
Brokeback Mountain, 2005 English-language film by Ang Lee 李安
(slang) (usu. of a woman) sb who looks stunning from behind / sb who has a great figure but not necessarily an attractive face / abbr. to 背殺|背杀
dorsal fin
latissimus dorsi muscle (back of the chest)
back-knocking massage
with one's hands clasped behind one's back
the back of a chair
to be hearing impaired
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
backpack / knapsack / rucksack
battery case (for a phone)
erhua variant of 走背字
background blurring (photography)
to hunch over / to stoop / to arch one's back (upward)
in the shade / shady
to violate / to go against
to have one's back against / to lean against / to be backed up by (a mountain etc)
lit. both the palm and the back of the hand are made of flesh (idiom) / fig. to both be of equal importance / to value both equally
to have sex with a prostitute
(formal, tactful) (of an elder) to pass away
feeling brambles and thorns in one's back (idiom) / uneasy and nervous / to be on pins and needles
Lunbei or Lunpei township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
(dialect) to be out of luck
(bird species of China) eastern cattle egret (Bubulcus coromandus)
erhua variant of 背影
to break faith
to receive oral sex from a prostitute
to turn away / to turn one's back to / (gymnastics etc) backspin
in violation of contract and good faith

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