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Definition of the verb back up

What does back up mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
  2. move backwards from a certain position
  3. establish as valid or genuine
  4. make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy
  5. become or cause to become obstructed

Alternative definition of the verb back up

verb

  1. [idiomatic, intransitive] To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.
  2. [idiomatic, transitive] To move a vehicle backwards.
  3. [idiomatic, intransitive] To undo one's actions.
  4. [idiomatic, intransitive] To reconsider one's thoughts.
  5. [idiomatic, computing, transitive] To copy (data) as a security measure.
  6. [idiomatic, transitive] To provide support or the promise of support.
  7. [idiomatic, intransitive, cricket] For the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.
  8. [idiomatic, intransitive, cricket] For a fielder to position himself behind the wicket (relative to a team-mate who is throwing the ball at the wicket) so as to stop the ball, and prevent overthrows.
  9. [idiomatic, intransitive] For an accumulation of material to halt the flow or movement of something.

Business

Back Up is a record label.

Music

  1. "Back Up" is a song by American rapper Pitbull. It was released on December 22, 2004 as the third single from Pitbull's first studio album M.I.A.M.I.. The song was produced by DEL and the Díaz Brothers.
  2. "Back Up" is a 2004 single by Pitbull.
    • released on (11 years ago)

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Back Up is a canonical version, musical recording.

Phrases with Back Up

  1. to back up
  2. Get One's Back Up
  3. Get Someone's Back Up
  4. Put Someone's Back Up

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Back Up

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Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

back up (sth), also back (sth) up 1 to state the truth of something ♢ The last speaker backed up what most of the other people said. 2 to make an electronic copy of ...

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

get, put one's back up ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Back and Spine Systems and Disorders (2007)

by Mary Harwell Sayler, Arya Nick Shamie

back The posterior region between the neck and hips has a lot riding on it, including all sorts of lively commands: stand back, double back, knock back, hang back, back away, back up, back down, back in, back out. Although those familiar ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary for Children (2001)

by Robert B. Costello

to back up. 1. To move backward in an automobile. 2. To give support to; back: Back up your opinion with facts. 3. to create a backup copy of a computer program or file. back (bak) noun, plural backs; verb, backed, backing; adjective; adverb.

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Small photo of Washington DC, USA, October 23, 1993 The Sikorsky S-64F Sky Crane nicknamed 'Bubba" lifts the 19-foot 6-inch bronze female warrior Freedom statue back up to the top of the US Capital domeSmall photo of Washington DC, USA, October 23, 1993 The Sikorsky S-64F Sky Crane nicknamed 'Bubba" lifts the 19-foot 6-inch bronze female warrior Freedom statue back up to the top of the US Capital domeSmall photo of Washington DC, USA, October 23, 1993 The Sikorsky S-64F Sky Crane nicknamed 'Bubba" lifts the 19-foot 6-inch bronze female warrior Freedom statue back up to the top of the US Capital domeSmall photo of Washington DC, USA, October 23, 1993 The Sikorsky S-64F Sky Crane nicknamed 'Bubba" lifts the 19-foot 6-inch bronze female warrior Freedom statue back up to the top of the US Capital domeSmall photo of Washington DC, USA, October 23, 1993 The Sikorsky S-64F Sky Crane nicknamed 'Bubba" lifts the 19-foot 6-inch bronze female warrior Freedom statue back up to the top of the US Capital domeSmall photo of Washington DC, USA, October 23, 1993 The Sikorsky S-64F Sky Crane nicknamed 'Bubba" lifts the 19-foot 6-inch bronze female warrior Freedom statue back up to the top of the US Capital domeSmall photo of Washington DC, USA, October 23, 1993 The Sikorsky S-64F Sky Crane nicknamed 'Bubba" lifts the 19-foot 6-inch bronze female warrior Freedom statue back up to the top of the US Capital dome More...

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Quotes about Back Up

Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway. (Marilyn vos Savant)
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