HyperDic: back_up

English > 5 senses of the expression back up:
VERBsocialback up, supportgive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
motionback up, back off, back downmove backwards from a certain position
changeback up, backestablish as valid or genuine
creationback upmake a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy
contactback up, clog, choke off, clog up, congest, choke, foulbecome or cause to become obstructed
English > back up: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam cannot back up Sue
Synonymsupport
Narrowerhelp, assist, aidGive help or assistance
patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, sponsorDo one's shopping at
promote, advance, boost, further, encouragecontribute to the progress or growth of
rootCheer for
second, back, endorse, indorseGive support or one's approval to
sponsorassume responsibility for or leadership of
undergirdlend moral support to
Spanishapoyar, respaldar
Catalandonar suport, recolzar-se, recolzar
Nounsbackupthe act of providing approval and support
English > back up: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove backwards from a certain position.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsback off, back down
Broaderwithdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move backpull back or move away or backward
See alsobacktravel backward
English > back up: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningEstablish as valid or genuine.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Can you back up your claims?"
Synonymback
Broaderconfirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmEstablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
English > back up: 5 senses > verb 4, creation
Meaningmake a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"You'd better back up these files!"
Categorycomputer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing systemA machine for performing calculations automatically
Broadercopy, re-createmake a replica of
Nounsbackup(computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
English > back up: 5 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningBecome or cause to become obstructed.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsclog, choke off, clog up, congest, choke, foul
Narrowercrap upBecome obstructed or chocked up
gum upstick together as if with gum
silt up, siltBecome chocked with silt
stuff, lug, choke up, blockobstruct
Broaderobstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close upBlock passage through
OppositeunclogBecome or cause to become unobstructed
Spanishasfixiar, atascar, atorar, atrancar, congestionar, empantanar, obstruir
Catalanasfixiar, embussar-se, embussar, empantanar, empantanegar-se, encallar-se, encallar, enfangar, obstruir, tapar-se
Nounsbackupan accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage / stoppage

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