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Definition of backcomb verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

backcomb

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbækkəʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækkoʊm//
 
(British English) (North American English tease)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they backcomb
BrE BrE//ˈbækkəʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækkoʊm//
 
he / she / it backcombs
BrE BrE//ˈbækkəʊmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækkoʊmz//
 
past simple backcombed
BrE BrE//ˈbækkəʊmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækkoʊmd//
 
past participle backcombed
BrE BrE//ˈbækkəʊmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækkoʊmd//
 
-ing form backcombing
BrE BrE//ˈbækkəʊmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækkoʊmɪŋ//
 
Describing hair
 
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backcomb something to comb your hair in the opposite direction to the way it grows so that it looks thicker See related entries: Describing hair

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