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

 

backspace

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbækspeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækspeɪs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they backspace
BrE BrE//ˈbækspeɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækspeɪs//
 
he / she / it backspaces
BrE BrE//ˈbækspeɪsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækspeɪsɪz//
 
past simple backspaced
BrE BrE//ˈbækspeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækspeɪst//
 
past participle backspaced
BrE BrE//ˈbækspeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækspeɪst//
 
-ing form backspacing
BrE BrE//ˈbækspeɪsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækspeɪsɪŋ//
 
Using a computer
 
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[intransitive] to use the backspace key on the keyboard of a computer or other device See related entries: Using a computer
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backspace

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