back onto something

back onto something
ˌback ˈonto sth derived
(BrE) (of a building) to have sth directly behind it

Our house backs onto the river.

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  • back onto — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms back onto : present tense I/you/we/they back onto he/she/it backs onto present participle backing onto past tense backed onto past participle backed onto back onto something if a building, garden etc backs… …   English dictionary

  • back onto — verb a) To reverse a vehicle onto something. The car backed onto my toe. b) To overlook something from the rear. My house backs onto the canal …   Wiktionary

  • back onto sth phrasal — verb (T) if a building backs onto something such as a river or field, its back faces it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • back — back1 W1S1 [bæk] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(return to place)¦ 2¦(as before)¦ 3¦(previous place)¦ 4¦(backwards)¦ 5¦(reply/reaction)¦ 6¦(return something to somebody)¦ 7¦(in the past)¦ 8¦(again)¦ 9 sit/lie/lean back 10¦(away)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • back — back1 [ bæk ] adverb *** ▸ 1 returning to place/state ▸ 2 as reply or reaction ▸ 3 away from the front ▸ 4 away from someone/something ▸ 5 toward beginning of something ▸ 6 in/into the past ▸ 7 in a different place ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) returning to a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • onto — W2S1 also on to [ ɔntə before vowels ɔntu $ a:n , o:n ] prep 1.) used to say that someone or something moves to a position on a surface, area, or object ▪ She watched him walk onto the platform. ▪ Don t jump onto (=into) the bus while it s moving …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • back — I [[t]bæ̱k[/t]] ADVERB USES ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, back is also used in phrasal verbs such as date back and fall back on .) 1) ADV: ADV after v, oft ADV prep If you move back, you move in the opposite direction to the one in… …   English dictionary

  • back */*/*/ — I UK [bæk] / US adverb 1) a) in the direction that is behind you Don t look back, but there s a man following us. He asked us to move back a few yards. b) in a position where your back is leaning backwards lean/sit/lie back: She leant back in her …   English dictionary

  • onto — [[t]ɒ̱ntu[/t]] ♦♦♦ (The spelling on to is also used.) 1) PREP If something moves or is put onto an object or surface, it is then on that object or surface. I took my bags inside, lowered myself onto the bed and switched on the TV... Smear… …   English dictionary

  • onto — on|to [ antə ] preposition *** 1. ) into a position on an object or surface: A tree fell onto a car, trapping the people inside. Marilyn emptied her shopping bag onto the carpet. He climbed onto the roof to get a better view. a ) to an area that… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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