how to pronounce backed


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backed is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of backed in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and so but when we've backed up by a day …”

meanings of backed


  1. Having specified type of back.
  2. Having specified type of backing.
  3. Put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of back.

backed frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word backed occurs in english on average 12.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics backed can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that backed can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to backed


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