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back-to-back-to-backsequential or consecutive, in the case of exactly three events.Rate it:

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brace abackto bring the wind onto the forward side of the sails to slow the shipRate it:

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brace aboutto brace the ship's yards on the opposite tack when going aboutRate it:

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brace aboxTo bring the foreyards flat aback to stop the ship.Rate it:

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brace byto bring the yards in opposite directions on different masts when doing certain maneuversRate it:

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brace into bring the yards more square to the fore and aft lineRate it:

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brace of shakesA very short time.Rate it:

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brace of shakesThe time taken for a sail to shake or shiver twice as a ship comes into the wind.Rate it:

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brace upTo become more optimisticRate it:

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brace upTo strengthen oneself, become stronger or more resilient.Rate it:

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dalla padella alla braceout of the frying pan, into the fireRate it:

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heave to and splice the main braceMarlinspike Era sailors expression: relative to his upcoming Liberty Ashore and His Activity; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He Proclaimed; (See next drop-down box)Rate it:

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heave to and splice the main brace'Heave to and splice the main brace!' An old salt's invitation to shipmates in a shore side pub to drink-up and be merry!Rate it:

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back-to-backWith one's back facing somebody else's back.Rate it:

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back-to-backIdentical or similar and sequential.Rate it:

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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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put backTo return something to it's original place.Rate it:

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kick backTo relax.Rate it:

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bounce backTo recover from a negative without seemingly any damage.Rate it:

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answer backTo reply to a question at a later time.Rate it:

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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:

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back fortyThe remote part of a farm.Rate it:

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back inTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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back intoTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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back of beyondA very remote place.Rate it:

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back offTo move backwards away from something.Rate it:

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back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:

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back outTo withdraw from something one has promised to do.Rate it:

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back to the wall(Can we clean up this sense?) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.Rate it:

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back upAs a security measure.Rate it:

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come backTo return to a place.Rate it:

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draw backTo retreat from a position.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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fall backTo retreat.Rate it:

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go backTo return to a place.Rate it:

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go back onTo be treacherous or faithless to; betray; as, to go back on friends.Rate it:

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go back to square onerevert to the beginning and start all over againRate it:

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hold backTo contain; stop.Rate it:

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hold backTo delay, especially in school.Rate it:

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knock backTo drink an alcoholic beverage swiftly or often.Rate it:

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look backTo reminisce about a past time.Rate it:

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put backTo drink fast; to knock down alcohol.Rate it:

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ring backTo return a phone call.Rate it:

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ring backTo make another phone call to the same person.Rate it:

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roll back the yearsTo produce a sense of nostalgiaRate it:

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stand backTo maintain a safe distance from a hazard.Rate it:

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take backTo retract an earlier statement.Rate it:

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