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Meaning of "back up" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BACK UP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BACK UP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Back up is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb back up in English.

WHAT DOES BACK UP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Backup

In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. The verb form is to back up in two words, whereas the noun is backup. Backups have two distinct purposes. The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss can be a common experience of computer users. A 2008 survey found that 66% of respondents had lost files on their home PC. The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a user-defined data retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are required. Though backups popularly represent a simple form of disaster recovery, and should be part of a disaster recovery plan, by themselves, backups should not alone be considered disaster recovery.

Definition of back up in the English dictionary

The first definition of back up in the dictionary is to support or assist. Other definition of back up is to move down the wicket in readiness for a run as a ball is bowled. Back up is also to accumulate.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BACK UP

PRESENT

Present
I back up
you back up
he/she/it backs up
we back up
you back up
they back up
Present continuous
I am backing up
you are backing up
he/she/it is backing up
we are backing up
you are backing up
they are backing up
Present perfect
I have backed up
you have backed up
he/she/it has backed up
we have backed up
you have backed up
they have backed up
Present perfect continuous
I have been backing up
you have been backing up
he/she/it has been backing up
we have been backing up
you have been backing up
they have been backing up
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I backed up
you backed up
he/she/it backed up
we backed up
you backed up
they backed up
Past continuous
I was backing up
you were backing up
he/she/it was backing up
we were backing up
you were backing up
they were backing up
Past perfect
I had backed up
you had backed up
he/she/it had backed up
we had backed up
you had backed up
they had backed up
Past perfect continuous
I had been backing up
you had been backing up
he/she/it had been backing up
we had been backing up
you had been backing up
they had been backing up
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will back up
you will back up
he/she/it will back up
we will back up
you will back up
they will back up
Future continuous
I will be backing up
you will be backing up
he/she/it will be backing up
we will be backing up
you will be backing up
they will be backing up
Future perfect
I will have backed up
you will have backed up
he/she/it will have backed up
we will have backed up
you will have backed up
they will have backed up
Future perfect continuous
I will have been backing up
you will have been backing up
he/she/it will have been backing up
we will have been backing up
you will have been backing up
they will have been backing up
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would back up
you would back up
he/she/it would back up
we would back up
you would back up
they would back up
Conditional continuous
I would be backing up
you would be backing up
he/she/it would be backing up
we would be backing up
you would be backing up
they would be backing up
Conditional perfect
I would have back up
you would have back up
he/she/it would have back up
we would have back up
you would have back up
they would have back up
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been backing up
you would have been backing up
he/she/it would have been backing up
we would have been backing up
you would have been backing up
they would have been backing up
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you back up
we let´s back up
you back up
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to back up
Past participle
backed up
Present Participle
backing up
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BACK UP

back saw
back scatter
back seat
back shift
back slang
back story
back straight
back street
back stretch
back talk
back teeth
back to back
back to front
back to square one
back to taws
back to the drawing board
back tooth
back vowel
back water
back yard

WORDS THAT END LIKE BACK UP

break up
buck up
clock up
crack up
dead from the neck up
fuck up
jack up
kick up
knock up
lock up
look up
muck up
pack up
pluck up
put someone´s back up
rack up
rock up
shack up
speak up
work up

Synonyms and antonyms of back up in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «back up» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BACK UP

Find out the translation of back up to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of back up from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «back up» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

支持
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

respaldar
570 millions of speakers

English

back up
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

का बैक अप
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُسَانِدُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подтверждать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apoiar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাক আপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

soutenir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Back up
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unterstützen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

支援する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

(…)을 뒷받침하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Back up
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chứng minh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மீண்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅकअप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yedeklemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avvalorare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

potwierdzić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підтримувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a susține
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υποστηρίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

back-up
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

styrka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

støtte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of back up

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BACK UP»

The term «back up» is very widely used and occupies the 10.325 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BACK UP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about back up

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10 QUOTES WITH «BACK UP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word back up.
1
Sherry Argov
Everybody has fallen down or been disappointed in love. Where you truly shine is when you get back up.
2
Afrika Bambaataa
A lot of times you can lose the MP3s - it's a lot of labor to be finding it again, putting things back up. You gotta back up, back up, back up.
3
Gordon Bethune
There is no economy without airlines. Airfreight runs the world. There is no Honolulu without an airplane. This is a very complex system. If you take it down, you can't build it back up overnight.
4
James Brown
I was stillborn. The midwives laid me aside, thought I was really gone. I laid there about an hour, and they picked me back up and tried again, 'cause my body was still warm. The Good Lord brought me back.
5
Les Brown
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
6
Henry Cloud
Don't use all-or-nothing thinking. Take each day as its own day, and don't worry about it if you mess up one day. The most important thing you can do is just get back up on the horse.
7
Harlan Coben
Let me back up a little and tell you why I prefer writing to real life: You can rewrite. A novel, for example, can be cleaned up, altered, trimmed, improved. Life, on the other hand, is one big messy rough draft.
8
Barbara Corcoran
A funny thing happens in real estate. When it comes back, it comes back up like gangbusters.
9
Don Drysdale
Some of these guys wear beards to make them look intimidating, but they don't look so tough when they have to deliver the ball. Their abilities and their attitudes don't back up their beards.
10
Steven Gerrard
There's no doubt that the squad needs strengthening if we are to get back up among the top three because they are operating on another level to us at the moment.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BACK UP»

Discover the use of back up in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to back up and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Growing Yourself Back Up: Understanding Emotional Regression
Now, in Growing Yourself Back Up, the first book to explain the idea of emotional regression to the general reader, bestselling author John Lee identifies the circumstances that cause these seemingly uncontrollable feelings and shows how ...
John Lee, 2010
2
How to Back Up a Trailer: ...and 101 Other Things Every Real ...
It's the ultimate guide to everything you better know how to do, like: Rotate your car's tires and change its brake pads; Swing a bat like a homerun hitter; Build and light a campfire during a rainstorm; Install an electrical outlet in your ...
Kurt Anderson, 2008
3
Back-Up Banjo
With its wealth of information on how technique can be tastefully applied, Back-Up Banjo is the definitive book on the subject of banjo accompaniment.
Ciago, Ronnie, Janet Davis, 2011
4
Getting Back Up Is Getting Through Life
Getting Back Up Is Getting Through Life Melvin Brown-Moore - Quotes Dream big.
Melvin Brown-Moore, 2006
5
Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down
In her inspirational new book, Get Back Up: Trusting God When Life Knocks You Down, Sheryl tells her own story. She uses scripture to tell the stories of so many other Biblical figures who stumbled before they could be helped up.
Sheryl Giesbrecht, 2013
6
Celtic Back-Up
This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisún (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment.
Chris Smith, 2011
7
Strategic Workforce Planning: Guidance & Back-Up Plans
This book guides the reader through the planning framework and presents practical tools and approaches for successful implementation. In addition, it discusses some of the major challenges of implementation facing leaders today.
Tracey Smith, 2012
8
Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down
This uplifting book meets people when they are down, helping them to transform their lives.
Jeremy Kingsley, 2011
9
Charging Back Up the Hill: Workplace Recovery After Mergers, ...
In this book, acclaimed author and consultant Mitchell Marks offers the wisdom drawn from his many years of experience in helping organizations weather and manage the storms of mergers, acquisitions, and downsizing.
Mitchell Lee Marks, 2002
10
High, Flat, Down and Back Up Again!: A Guide to ...
Fifty five years of “mentally” flavored childhood, studies, profession and family life were permeated by the author’s courage and hope.
Alain Amzallag, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BACK UP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term back up is used in the context of the following news items.
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Back up unlimited devices for three years for 67% off with Pogoplug
Anyone who's ever lost important photos or videos from their computer or phone knows how important it is to have a reliable backup system. «BGR, Jul 15»
2
State of Origin: Statistics back up NSW Blues fears over penalty count
State of Origin: Statistics back up NSW Blues fears over penalty count. Date: July 6, 2015 - 9:16PM. 14 reading now; (29); Be the first to comment; Read later ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
Gas prices in Attleboro area creep back up by a penny
AAA Northeast reported today that a gallon of self-serve regular has increased to an average of $2.75, one cent higher than last week. «The Sun Chronicle, Jul 15»
4
Vanke Plans to Buy Back Up to 10 Billion Yuan A Shares
China Vanke Co. approved a plan to repurchase as much as 10 billion yuan ($1.61 billion) of its A shares after the government imposed more ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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National Bank Holdings in Colo. to Buy Back up to $100M of Stock
National Bank Holdings in Colo. to Buy Back up to $100M of Stock. by Colin Wilhelm. JUL 6, 2015 1:01pm ET. National Bank Holdings in Greenwood Village, ... «American Banker, Jul 15»
6
LDWF's electronic licensing system back up and running
Joseph Broussard, head of LDWF's enforcement division, said on Monday. “The system is back up and everybody should be able to purchase a ... «Louisiana Sportsman, Jul 15»
7
MarketsEuro on its way back up, helped by Varoufakis
The euro took a knock overnight on the big Greek No vote, but it is already well over half way back, helped by the resignation of Greek finance ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
8
Boston Bruins: Who Will Back Up Tuukka Rask
The Boston Bruins solved some of their problems in the first days of free agency. With the signing of key forwards and a pair of goaltenders, the ... «Causeway Crowd, Jul 15»
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Tiny's Legacy to back up in Winter Champs
The four-year-old will be on a seven-day back-up in Saturday's $150,000 Listed Winter Championship Final (1600m) after an unplaced run at ... «Bloodstock.com.au, Jul 15»
10
Dallas Cowboys: Fans Need to Back Up Morris Claiborne
While he hasn't done much in his NFL tenure, fans of the Dallas Cowboys have to be optimistic for Morris Claiborne heading into the 2015 ... «SportDFW, Jul 15»

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