back up
back up ack" up, v. i. 1. to move in a reverse direction; -- used of vehicles or animals. [PJC]

2. to accumulate due to a blockage of flow; as, a traffic backup due to an accident; a sewage backup. [PJC]


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  • Back-up — auch: Back|up 〈[bæ̣kʌp] n. 15 oder m. 6; EDV〉 Sicherungskopie von Computerdateien auf einem zweiten Speichermedium (neben der Festplatte) od. in komprimierter Form [<engl. backup „Rückendeckung, Unterstützung; Sicherheitskopie“] * * * Back up …   Universal-Lexikon

  • back up — {v.} 1. To move backwards. * /The train was backing up./ 2. To help or be ready to help; stay behind to help; agree with and speak in support of. * /Jim has joined the Boy Scouts and his father is backing him up./ * /The principal backs up the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back up — {v.} 1. To move backwards. * /The train was backing up./ 2. To help or be ready to help; stay behind to help; agree with and speak in support of. * /Jim has joined the Boy Scouts and his father is backing him up./ * /The principal backs up the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Back-up — Back up, auch Back|up [ bækʌp] das u. der; s, s <aus engl. back up »Unterstützung«> das Sichern von Daten auf einem zweiten Datenträger, Sicherungskopie (EDV) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • back up — (v.) 1767, stand behind and support, from BACK (Cf. back) (v.) + UP (Cf. up). The noun meaning standby, reserve is recorded from 1952 (often written as one word, backup); specific reference to computing is from 1965 …   Etymology dictionary

  • back up — (something) 1. to make an electronic copy of information in a computer so that it can be stored separately. We back up our files on a disk every day. 2. to state the truth of something. The last speaker backed up what most of the other people… …   New idioms dictionary

  • back up — (someone) to support someone. The special operations forces would be backed up by infantry and air power. I keep telling her it s true, but she doesn t believe me will you back me up here? …   New idioms dictionary

  • back up — ack up, v. t. 1. to serve as a backup[3] for (another person or persons); as, the patrolmen backed up the detectives as they went inside to make the arrest; the center fielder backed up the shortstop on the play. [PJC] 2. (Computers) to make a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back-up — auch: Back|up 〈[bæ̣kʌp] n. od. m.; Gen.: od. s, Pl.: s〉 1. 〈EDV〉 Sicherungskopie von Computerdateien auf einem zweiten Speichermedium (neben der Festplatte) od. in komprimierter Form 2. 〈umg.; bes. Sport〉 Ersatzmann, spieler [Etym.: <engl.… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • back up — ► back up Computing make a spare copy of (data or a disk). Main Entry: ↑back …   English terms dictionary

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