backing noun

ADJ. strong | full, unanimous, whole-hearted The teachers have the full backing of the school governors. | financial, legal | government, official, popular

VERB + BACKING have | gain, get, receive, secure, win They have won financial backing from the EU. | need, seek | give sb, provide (sb with) Who's going to provide the backing?

BACKING + VERB come from sb/sth The backing will come from the government.

PREP. with/without the ~ They brought the legal action with the backing of their MP. | ~ for They want backing for more research. | ~ from backing from management