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English noun: backlog

1. backlog (group) an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

2. backlog (substance) the large log at the back of a hearth fire

Broader (hypernym)firewood

Narrower (hyponym)Yule log

3. backlog (possession) something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose

Synonymsreserve, stockpile

Broader (hypernym)accumulation

Narrower (hyponym)bank, fuel level, reserve account, reserve fund

English verb: backlog

1. backlog (change) accumulate and create a backlog

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, conglomerate, cumulate, gather, pile up

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