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back up Explained

back up at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

to make a copy of important data onto a different storage medium. Backing up to tape is essential system maintenance. From Linux Guide @FirstLinux http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictionary/

back up at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "back up":
act for, advance, affirm, afford support, answer for, appear for,
ascend, attest, authenticate, back, back away, back off, backpedal,
backtrack, backtrail, backwater, bear, bear out, bear up, bolster,
bolster up, brace, budge, buoy up, buttress, carry, certify,
champion, change, change place, circle, circumstantiate, climb,
come after, come last, commission, confirm, corroborate,
countermarch, cradle, crutch, cushion, deputize, descend, document,
ebb, elect, endorse, fall astern, fall back, fall behind, flow,
follow, fortify, front for, get behind, get in behind, get over,
give support, go, go around, go back, go backwards,
go into reverse, go round, go sideways, gyrate, hold, hold up,
keep afloat, keep up, lag behind, lend support, mainstay, maintain,
make sternway, mount, move, move over, nominate, pillow,
pinch-hit for, plunge, probate, progress, prop, prove, ratify,
regress, reinforce, represent, retrogress, reverse, revert, rise,
rotate, run, run interference for, second, shift, shore, shore up,
shoulder, side with, sink, soar, speak for, spin, stand back of,
stand behind, stand by, stand in for, stay, stick by, stick up for,
stir, stream, strengthen, subside, subsidize, substantiate,
substitute for, subvention, support, sustain, take sides with,
trail, trail behind, travel, underbrace, undergird, underlie,
underpin, underset, understudy, upbear, uphold, upkeep, validate,
verify, vote, wane, warrant, whirl

back up at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

back up
v 1: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to;
"She supported him during the illness"; "Her children
always backed her up" [syn: {support}]
2: move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to
back down" [syn: {back off}, {back down}]
3: establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your
claims?" [syn: {back}]
4: make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in
another place as a security cop; "You'd better back up
these files!"
5: become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our
drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up" [syn: {clog},
{choke off}, {clog up}, {congest}, {choke}, {foul}] [ant:
{unclog}]

back up at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » backup|back-up

English

Verb

Inter: en-verb » head=back up|backs up|backing up|backed up
  • Inter: idiomatic » intransitive To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.
    1. Inter: idiomatic » transitive To move a vehicle backwards.
    2. Inter: idiomatic » intransitive To undo one's actions.
    3. : I couldnt see how to finish the project, so I backed up and tried it another way.''
    4. Inter: idiomatic » intransitive To reconsider one's thoughts.
    5. : This isnt working. Let's back up and think about it.''
    6. Inter: idiomatic » computing|transitive To copy (data) as a security measure.
    7. Inter: idiomatic » transitive To provide support or the promise of support.
    8. : You should be careful. This guy is backed up by the local gang.
    9. : When he said I wasnt there, I told him I was, and my buddy backed me up.
    10. Inter: 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.
    11. Inter: 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.
    12. Inter: idiomatic » intransitive|of a blockage to halt the flow or movement of something.
    13. : ''When I flushed the toilet, the plumbing backed up and burst.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|teruggaan
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|peruuttaa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|давать задний ход|tr=davát' zádnij xod|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To move a vehicle backwards
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|achteruitrijden
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|peruuttaa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|двигаться назад|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » informal Inter: t- » ru|сдавать назад|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » somewhat Inter: t+ » ru|возвращать|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » somewhat Inter: t+ » ru|возвращаться|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|давать задний ход|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To copy as a security measure
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|делать резервное копирование|tr=délat' rezérvnoje kopírovanije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » slang, computing Inter: t- » ru|делать бэкап|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » slang, computing Inter: t+ » ru|забэкапить|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yedeklemek

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » For the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » For a fielder to position himself behind the wicket
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * back down
    • back into
    • back off
    • back out


    Category: Category:English ergative verbs -
    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs -
    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs with particle (up) -
    Translation: et » back up
    Translation: fa » back up
    Translation: fr » back up
    Translation: ko » back up
    Translation: kn » back up
    Translation: ku » back up
    Translation: lt » back up
    Translation: my » back up
    Translation: pl » back up
    Translation: fi » back up
    Translation: ta » back up
    Translation: th » back up
    Translation: zh » back up