backlash collocations and examples

 UK /ˈbækˌlæʃ/

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a strong negative reaction to something

Adjectives frequently used with backlash
consumer, political, public, racist, serious, violentIt is likely that there will be a strong political backlash against this measure.
Verbs frequently used with backlash
cause a backlash: cause, create, prompt, provoke, sparkHis comments provoked a predictable backlash.experience a backlash: experience, faceThe government faced a backlash from parents and headteachers.expect a backlash: anticipate, expect, fear, predictFearing a backlash from customers, the company was forced to apologize.
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