back-to-back

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbæk.təˈbæk/

Adjective[edit]

back-to-back (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) sequential or consecutive.
    Ruth and Gehrig hit back-to-back home runs.
    They sat through two back-to-back movies.
    • 2011 February 12, Les Roopanarine, “Birmingham 1 - 0 Stoke”, BBC:
      An injury-time goal from Nikola Zigic against an obdurate Stoke side gave Birmingham back-to back Premier League wins for the first time in 14 months.
  2. With one's back facing that of somebody else.
  3. (of a house) Having a party wall at the rear
    We lived in a row of back-to-back houses.

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Adverb[edit]

back-to-back

  1. With one's back facing that of somebody else.
    Stand back-to-back so that we can see which of you is taller.

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Noun[edit]

back-to-back (plural back-to-backs)

  1. A house with a party wall at the rear.