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background / backdrop / context / (fig.) powerful backer / CL: 種|种
HSK 5
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variant of
HSK 5
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  *背* | 背* | *背
to be burdened / to carry on the back or shoulder
HSK 5
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  *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
HSK 5
behind / at the back / in the rear / behind sb's back
knapsack / rucksack / infantry pack / field pack / blanket roll / CL: 個|个
rear view / figure seen from behind / view of the back (of a person or object)
background music (BGM) / soundtrack / musical setting
to betray
HSK 6
sleeveless garment (vest, waistcoat, singlet, tank top etc) / CL:
to go against / to be contrary to / to violate
HSK 6
the back (human anatomy) / the back part of sth
HSK 5
the back / the reverse side / the wrong side
to recite / to repeat from memory
HSK 6
to be in a poor light / to do sth with one's back to the light / to stand in one's own light
to bear / to carry on one's back / to shoulder
braces / suspenders / sling (for a rifle) / straps (for a knapsack)
back (of a human or other vertebrate, or of an object)
to repeat a lesson / to learn by heart / to endorse a check
to depart from / to deviate from / deviation
overalls
(slang) (neologism derived from 背黑鍋|背黑锅) to carry the can / to be a scapegoat
historical background
camisole (women's garment)
back of the hand
educational background
hunchbacked / stooping / hunchback
horseback
back to back
to learn by rote / to mechanically memorize
panel / back panel
high-back chair
backpacker
back (of a human or other vertebrate)
hatchback
lit. fight with one's back to the river (idiom); fig. to fight to win or die
instep (upper surface of the foot)
to run in the opposite direction (idiom); to run counter to
a basket carried on the back
back / back side
halterneck / backless (garment)
to massage sb's back by pounding it lightly with one's fists
latissimus dorsi muscle (back of the chest)
German shepherd
swept-back hairstyle
back to back
the back of a chair
to sweat profusely (idiom) / drenched in sweat
to leave one's native place, esp. against one's will (idiom)
secretly / in private / behind someone's back
with back to the mountain (favored location)
abandon / desert / renounce
traitor
the back of the human body
back of the knife
to serve as a sacrificial victim / to suffer for sb else / scapegoat / to share sb's fate
battery case (for a phone)
back of a tiger and waist of a bear / tough and stocky build
homosexual (a reference to Brokeback Mountain 斷背山|断背山, a 2005 movie about a same-sex relationship)
background blurring (photography)
split-leaf philodendron / Monstera deliciosa
backpack / knapsack / rucksack
behind sb's back
dorsal fin
to turn one's back / to turn around / fig. change in a very short time
contrary / opposite
to be made a scapegoat / to be unjustly blamed
breaking faith and abandoning right (idiom); to betray / treachery / perfidy
to be hearing impaired
to know by heart (so well that you can recite it backwards)
Brokeback Mountain, 2005 English-language film by Ang Lee 李安
to violate / to go against
nape
with one's hands clasped behind one's back
to score last in an examination
harness pad (on draft animal)
to support or oppose
to break an agreement / to go back on one's word / to fail to keep one's promise
in the shade / shady
(dialect) to be out of luck
to hunch over / to stoop / to arch one's back (upward)
backpacking
back-knocking massage
bad luck / unlucky
(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
slouch / stoop / poor posture
to leave one's homeplace (to find work, flee disaster etc)
face to the ground, back to the sky
outdated / out of luck
to receive oral sex from a prostitute
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
in violation of contract and good faith
feeling brambles and thorns in one's back (idiom) / uneasy and nervous / to be on pins and needles
(lit.) chest sticking to back / (fig.) famished / (of several persons) packed chest to back
to be in debt / to be saddled with debts
(dialect) to be out of luck
erhua variant of 背影
to turn away / to turn one's back to / (gymnastics etc) backspin
to have a weight on one's mind / to take on a mental burden
(coll.) to have a stroke of bad luck

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