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

 

Hyponyms: gum up, crap up, stuff, lug, choke up, block, silt up, silt, sponsor, patronize, patronise, shop, shop at, buy at, frequent, help, assist, aid, promote, advance, boost, further, encourage, undergird, second, back, endorse, indorse

 

Derivational Morphology: congestion, over-crowding, backup, clog, computer backup, withdrawal, backdown, climb-down, backing, championship, patronage, support, patron, sponsor, supporter, assistant, helper, help

 

Anagrams: backup

 

 
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