back up definition

  • verb:
    • To move backwards, especially for a car to take action.
    • to maneuver an automobile backwards.
    • To undo your actions.
    • To reconsider a person's ideas.
    • To copy (data) as a security measure.
    • to deliver help and/or vow of help.
    • for non-striker to take various tips down the pitch, when preparing to taking a run, in the same way the bowler bowls the ball.
    • For a fielder to put himself behind the wicket (relative to a team-mate who is tossing the baseball at wicket) in order to end the baseball, and give a wide berth to overthrows.
    • to prevent the flow or activity of something.
    • offer moral or mental support, help, or nerve to
    • move backwards from a particular position
    • make a duplicate of (some type of computer file) particularly for storage space in another spot as a security copy
    • establish as valid or real
    • come to be or cause to be obstructed
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to go in a reverse path; -- used of automobiles or pets.
    • to accumulate because of a blockage of flow.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to act as a backup{3} for (another individual or persons).
    • to create a backup{5} of.

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