back onto

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "back onto":
present tense I/you/we/they back onto he/she/it backs onto present participle backing onto past tense backed onto past participle backed onto
back onto something if a building, garden etc backs onto a place, that place is directly behind it

a field that backs onto a railway line


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