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Definition of the verb back up
What does back up mean as a doing phrase?
- give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
- example: Sam cannot back up Sue
- lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
- synonym of back up: support
- more specific terms:
- sponsor = assume responsibility for or leadership of
- patronise / patronize / frequent / shop at / sponsor / buy at / shop = do one's shopping at; do business with
- assist / help / aid = give help or assistance
- encourage / advance / further / promote / boost = contribute to the progress or growth of
- root = cheer for
- undergird = lend moral support to
- endorse / indorse / second / back = give support or one's approval to
- move backwards from a certain position
- establish as valid or genuine
- make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy
- become or cause to become obstructed
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of back up: choke / choke off / clog / clog up / congest / foul
- more generic terms: block / close up / impede / jam / obstruct / obturate / occlude = block passage through
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the verb back up
- [idiomatic, intransitive] To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.
- [idiomatic, transitive] To move a vehicle backwards.
- [idiomatic, intransitive] To undo one's actions.
- [idiomatic, intransitive] To reconsider one's thoughts.
- [idiomatic, computing, transitive] To copy (data) as a security measure.
- [idiomatic, transitive] To provide support or the promise of support.
- [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.
- [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.
- [idiomatic, intransitive] For an accumulation of material to halt the flow or movement of something.
Back Up is a record label.
- "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.
- "Back Up" is a 2004 single by Pitbull.
- released on (11 years ago)
Back Up is a canonical version, musical recording.
Phrases with Back Up
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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 ...
Heinemann English Dictionary (2001)
by Martin Manser
get, put one's back up ...
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 ...
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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- Lexus Back Up Camera Grid Explanation
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- Back up Meaning
Video shows what back up means. To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.. To move a vehicle backwards.. To undo one's actions.. Back up ...
- Get someone's back up Meaning
Video shows what get someone's back up means. To annoy or anger a person, either deliberately or inadvertently.. Get someone's back up Meaning. How to ...
- Put someone's back up Meaning
Video shows what put someone's back up means. To annoy someone deliberately.. Put someone's back up Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...
- Idiom: WITH YOUR BACK UP AGAINST THE WALL
The idiom WITH YOUR BACK UP AGAINST THE WALL defined by Liam from Birmingham in the United Kingdom. English Language Newspaper: ...
- Back Up - English Phrasal Verb
The phrasal verb 'back up' has different meanings. One meaning of 'back up' is to give support or reinforcement and it may also mean to give moral support and ...
- Get Somebody's Back Up - Idioms - ESL British English Pronunciation
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Phrasal verbs can be tricky, and they're even trickier when they have multiple meanings. Learn the four different meanings for the phrasal verb "back up"
- ESL Strories - Coming back up (transcript video)
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