Taxonomy of meanings for 背:

  • 背 bèi (OC: bɯɯɡs MC: buoi) 蒲昧切 去 廣韻:【弃背又姓也又補妹切 】
    • OFFEND
      • vtoNrevolt against, turn one's back on; go against; fail to conform to
      • politically>REVOLT
        • vadNoccasionally in derived adjectival sense: rebellious, renegade
        • nabactopposition
        • nabdispositionrebelliousness [to be moved in under 倍/背]
        • vt[oN]engage in revolutionary behaviour
        • vtoNturn one's back to and revolt against; turn against
  • 背 bèi (OC: pɯɯɡs MC: puoi) 補妹切 去 廣韻:【脊背補妹切三 】
    • SPINE
      • nback
      • nadNconducted behind one's back
      • nadVbehind one's back, behind the back
      • grammaticalised>BEHIND
        • vtoN.adVwith one's back towards
        • vtoNcausativecause to be behind you> turn your back on
        • vtoNcausativeturn one's back on > reject
      • related action: on back>CARRY
        • vtoNTANG: put on one's back; carry on one's back