Definition of Back Up in English :

Define Back Up in English

Back Up meaning in English

Meaning of Back Up in English

Pronunciation of Back Up in English

Back Up pronunciation in English

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Back Up

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1. back up, support

give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

Example Sentences:
'She supported him during the illness'
'Her children always backed her up'

2. back down, back off, back up

move backwards from a certain position

Example Sentences:
'The bully had to back down'

3. back, back up

establish as valid or genuine

Example Sentences:
'Can you back up your claims?'

4. back up

make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy

Example Sentences:
'You'd better back up these files!'

5. back up, choke, choke off, clog, clog up, congest, foul

become or cause to become obstructed

Example Sentences:
'The leaves clog our drains in the Fall'
'The water pipe is backed up'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Back Up

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verb (adverb)
1. (transitive)
to support or assist
2. (intransitive) cricket
(of a nonstriking batsman) to move down the wicket in readiness for a run as a ball is bowled
(of water) to accumulate
(of traffic) to become jammed behind an accident or other obstruction
5. computing
to make a copy of (a data file), esp for storage in another place as a security copy
6. printing
to print the second side of (a sheet)
7. (intr,; usually foll by on) Australian
to repeat an action immediately
noun backup
a support or reinforcement
a reserve or substitute
(as modifier)
backup troops
10. US and Canadian
musical accompaniment, esp for a pop singer
(as modifier)
backup singer
the overflow from a blocked drain or pipe
12. computing
a file or set of files copied for security purposes

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Back Up

see synonyms of back up
to support or help
to move or go backward
: also back away
to accumulate as the result of a stoppage
traffic backed up for a mile
4.  Baseball
to take a position behind (a teammate) in case there should be a mishandled or erratically thrown ball
5.  Computing
to make a standby or alternate copy of (data, a file, etc.)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Back Up

see synonyms of back up
a. A reserve or substitute.
b. Computers A copy of a program or file that is stored separately from the original.
a. Support or backing.
b. Music A background accompaniment, as for a performer.
3. An overflow or accumulation caused by clogging or by a stoppage: a backup in the sink; a backup of traffic at the drawbridge.
Extra; standby: a backup pilot.

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