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Meaning of backdrop

back•drop

Pronunciation: (bak'drop"), [key]
— n., v., -dropped -dropt, -drop•ping.
—n.
  1. Also called,the rear curtain of a stage setting.
  2. the background of an event; setting.
  3. a maneuver in which a trampolinist jumps in the air, lands on the back with the arms and legs pointed upward, and then springs up to a standing position.
—v.t.
  1. to provide a setting or background for: A vast mountain range backdrops the broad expanse of lake.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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