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back street

This page is about the collocation back street

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a street in a town or city that's away from major roads or central areas

For example

  • He lives on a little back street behind the truck depot.

  • Houses in those back streets on the other side of town are cheaper.

Note:
Related collocations include "back alley" and "back lane"

Quick Quiz

A "back street" is a street that's

a. just behind a main street

b. not a major road or street

c. backing on to a main street

Contributor: Matt Errey