Thesaurus / backs up

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Down they slipped into the ditch, rushed across it, and clambered on each other's backs up the opposite side.

Sir NigelArthur Conan Doyle

It faces on Twenty-fifth Street, just beyond the stable, and backs up into the grape-vined, fence-crossed rectangle at the back.

An order from me would simply put their backs up and make them determined not to help you.

The Search PartyG. A. Birmingham

The cats stood on the cupboard, with their backs up and hair bristling ready to spring if necessary.

Anyhow, it's well he backs up Mr. Meredith and the children as he does, for they'll need friends more than ever after this.

Rainbow ValleyLucy Maud Montgomery

We mustn't say a word to set their backs up any higher than they already are.

"If he backs up Madame Sennier in her libelous remarks it will be proclaiming that he can be bribed," exclaimed Charmian.

The Way of AmbitionRobert Hichens

Even in his best moods there was a nasty sneering way about Cruickshank, which put his companions' backs up.

Gold, Gold, in Cariboo!Clive Phillipps-Wolley

You can seem to consult me, but it must come from you to them, or else you will be getting their backs up.

But they did not come; rather they put their backs up and fought.

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