back up
verb Date: 1837 intransitive verb to accumulate in a congested state <
traffic backed up for miles
>
transitive verb 1. to move into a position behind (a teammate) in order to assist on a play 2. hold back 1 3. to make a copy of (a computer file or data) to protect against accidental loss; also to make copies of all the files on (a hard drive)

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  • 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 — 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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Back-up — ist ein englischer Begriff, der auch im Deutschen benutzt wird, für: die Datensicherung bei Computersystemen, siehe Datensicherung den Ersatz Torhüter im Eishockey, siehe Torwart#Torwarte im Eishockey Siehe auch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Back-up — Backup Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Étymologie 2 Sémiologie 3 Voir auss …   Wikipédia en Français

  • back up — verb a) To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so. I couldnt see how to finish the project, so I backed up and tried it another way. b) To move a vehicle backwards. This isnt working. Lets back up and think about it …   Wiktionary

  • back-up — In cartography, an image printed on the reverse side of a map sheet already printed on one side. Also the printing of such images …   Military dictionary

  • Back up — Sauvegarde En informatique, la sauvegarde (backup en anglais) est l opération qui consiste à dupliquer et à mettre en sécurité les données contenues dans un système informatique. Ce terme est proche de deux notions : l enregistrement des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Back Up N Da Chevy — Album par Boys N Da Hood Sortie 2007 Genre Hip Hop, Dirty South, Gangsta Rap Label Block Entertainment / Bad Boys South / Bad Boy Records Back Up N Da Chevy est le deuxième alb …   Wikipédia en Français

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