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back up

verb as in move backward

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verb as in support

adjective as in substitute

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But it sparked back up again throughout November and December.

He said he watched waste haulers back up to the pit and unleash torrents of watery muck.

That desperate, honest, human voice, a voice willing to see change, or die, but in any event never to back up again.

She agreed to meet with tabloid editors in New York City and take a lie detector test to back up her claims.

It too had been built back up, and the six or eight tall spindly French summer homes have been rebuilt.

Back up against me, Gale directed, and let me see if I can get the rope off your hands first.

It is a common practice in erecting buildings with a facing of Kentish rag rubble to back up the stonework with bricks.

He leaned his back up against a tree, and stretched his legs out till one of them most touched one of mine.

Suddenly she paused, looked back up the slope, and cried, “Do you suppose this brook is that spring?”

I could stand in his two hands as he held them in front of him and urged everybody to back up the war as strongly as I was backed.


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On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to back-up, such as: different, second, substitute, surrogate, another, and back up.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.