HyperDic: aback

English > 2 senses of the word aback:
ADVERBallabackhaving the wind against the forward side of the sails
allabackby surprise
aback > pronunciation
Soundsahbae'k
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English > aback: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningHaving the wind against the forward side of the sails.
Example"the ship came up into the wind with all yards aback"
English > aback: 2 senses > adverb 2
MeaningBy surprise.
Example"taken aback by the caustic remarks"
Spanishde improviso

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