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  Definition of backup
  1. the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
  2. (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device; "he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased"
  3. a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts
  4. someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult); "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
  5. an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; "a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet"
Similar Words: backing, championship, patronage, computer backup, accompaniment, musical accompaniment, support, stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup man, fill-in

 

Hyponyms: descant, discant, vamp, locum tenens, locum, double, stunt man, stunt woman, surrogate, alternate, replacement

 

Derivational Morphology: support, back up, second, back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, play along, accompany, follow, substitute, sub, stand in, fill in, take over, relieve, deputize, deputise, step in, clog, choke off, clog up, congest, choke, foul

 

 
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