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Definition 2023


back_into

back into

English

Verb

to back into (phrasal verb)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see back, into.
  2. (idiomatic) To rely upon another team's loss in order to advance to the post-season, especially in the context of one's own team's loss.
    The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals backed into the playoffs.

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