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  • backward — backward, backwards 1. For the adverb, both forms are in use, although backward is somewhat more common in AmE and backwards in BrE: • Talk ran backward from the events of the morning A. Munro, CanE 1987 • I walked backward to look at her in the… …   Modern English usage

  • backward — backward, retrograde, retrogressive, regressive all involve the idea of not moving or going ahead, or forward, or in advance. Only when applied to motion or a movement does backward imply the reverse of forward motion {a backward thrust of a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Move by nature — fig.1, A game beginning with a move by nature In game theory a move by nature is a decision or move in an extensive form game made by a player who has no strategic interests in the outcome. The effect is to add a player, Nature whose practical… …   Wikipedia

  • move back — verb pull back or move away or backward (Freq. 4) The enemy withdrew The limo pulled away from the curb • Syn: ↑withdraw, ↑retreat, ↑pull away, ↑draw back, ↑recede, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • backward, backwards — The first of these terms is generally preferred to mean toward the back or rear, in the reverse, retrogressive, or bashful. It can always be used in these meanings, whereas backwards is improper in a sentence such as Jack was a backwards youth.… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • First-move advantage in chess — The first move advantage in chess refers to the inherent advantage of the player (called White) who makes the first move in chess. Chess players and theorists generally agree that White begins the game with some advantage. Statistics compiled… …   Wikipedia

  • Basic (dance move) — The basic step, basic movement, basic pattern, or simply basic is the dance move that defines the character of a particular dance. It sets the rhythm of the dance; it is the default move to which a dancer returns, when not performing any other… …   Wikipedia

  • Float (breakdance move) — The float or glide is a breakdance move in which the body is held parallel to the floor while balancing on one or both hands. Though it appears to demand great strength, the float actually requires balance above all because the breaker s weight… …   Wikipedia

  • Lock Step (dance move) — Lock Step refers to any of dance steps which involve the locking of the moving foot: the moving foot approaches to the standing foot, crosses in front of or behind it in the direction of the approach, stops close to the standing foot, and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Botafogo (dance move) — Botafogo, also sometimes spelt as Bota fogo or Bota Fogo, is a dance step in Samba. Depending on relative positions and handholds, there are several versions of Botafogos while the basic footwork technique is the same. The name comes from… …   Wikipedia

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