back up something

back up something
back up (something) 1. to make an electronic copy of information in a computer so that it can be stored separately.

We back up our files on a disk every day.

2. to state the truth of something.

The last speaker backed up what most of the other people said.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • back onto something — ˌback ˈonto sth derived (BrE) (of a building) to have sth directly behind it • Our house backs onto the river. Main entry: ↑backderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the back of something — phrase because of something, or helped by something Share prices rose sharply on the back of a rise in profits. Thesaurus: because and because ofsynonym Main entry: back * * * on the back of sth idiom as a result of an achievemen …   Useful english dictionary

  • in back of something — american phrase behind something We caught them hiding in back of the house. Thesaurus: behind or in front of something or someonesynonym Main entry: back …   Useful english dictionary

  • break the back of something — break the back of (something) to destroy something. Police are hoping they can break the back of these gangs. Experts say we will have to live in a state of high alert until we break the back of terrorism. Etymology: based on the idea that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • fall back on something — fall back on (something) to depend on something after a loss or failure. The family has no savings to fall back on. I fell back on skills I had learned years ago when I had to earn a living for myself …   New idioms dictionary

  • ride on the back of something — ride on the back of (something) to use something successful which already exists or has already happened in order to achieve something else. Poetry performances are riding on the back of the popularity of stand up comedy …   New idioms dictionary

  • put your back into something — british informal phrase to do something, especially physical work, with a lot of effort Thesaurus: to work hardsynonym Main entry: back * * * put your ˈback into sth idiom to use a lot of effort and energy …   Useful english dictionary

  • report back on something to somebody — reˌport ˈback (on sth) (to sb) derived to give sb information about sth that they have asked you to find out about • Find out as much as you can about him and report back to me. • One person in the group should be prepared to report back to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • report back on something — reˌport ˈback (on sth) (to sb) derived to give sb information about sth that they have asked you to find out about • Find out as much as you can about him and report back to me. • One person in the group should be prepared to report back to the… …   Useful english dictionary

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