to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like.
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actions or remarks that are treacherous and likely to cause harm to a person, esp a friend or colleague
a wall, wire screen, or the like, serving to prevent a ball from going too far beyond the normal playing area. Baseball. the catcher. a person or thing that serves as a support, safeguard, or reinforcement: There were technicians on board as backstops to the automated controls. to act as a backstop. to act as […]
stressing simplicity and adherence to fundamental principles: The movement suggests a back-to-basics approach to living for those whose lives have become complicated. emphasizing or based upon the teaching of such basic subjects as reading, arithmetic, grammar, or history in a traditional way.
adjective advocating or practicing a simpler way of life Contemporary Examples Of all the people to look up to for a back-to-nature stance, why the monster from Spahn Ranch? Mrs. Manson, Hometown Antihero Justin Glawe November 23, 2014 Historical Examples This is not a plea for a back-to-nature movement, for the simple life, for a […]
to return over the same course or route. to withdraw from an undertaking, position, etc.; reverse a policy. Historical Examples “No matter about this shod horse and his back-track,” he continues, once more heading his own animal to the trail. Gaspar the Gaucho Mayne Reid It was certainly the path of a war-party of Indians […]