back1n.1(a) ‘puori, ‘posogo; jiga. To fall on one’s back: (leu/’le) jeng pemperi. To be at the back of somebody: ‘bi/ahi nie ’puoring kpiengaa; i nie bungdelaa. to do/say something behind somebody’s back: ‘ju nie ‘puori; i yeli nie ‘puoring. to be glad to see the back of somebody: inga maa/’puo peli nie gaabu/’yiibu yela. With one’s back to the wall: ‘bi amuombu ‘puong; (fig): To put one’s back into something: di nie fanga jaa ing yeli iibung. To break one’s back: dang nie ‘posogu kaurii; (fig): kpe minga mara (tuni tumbung); dogihi minga ti ‘gaali tuning. Turn one’s back on somebody: ‘viihi ‘puori ‘ku/leu kpaari togili nie2(‘dungo) ‘puori/’posogo3(of a chair), (‘kogo) ‘ji-denaa4(contrasted with front) ‘puori/kpaari.

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