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back (up)

verb

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(Entry 1 of 3)

2 as in set, harden

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backup

noun

Synonyms of backup (Entry 2 of 3)

1 a crowded mass (as of cars) that impedes or blocks movement
  • there was the inevitable backup of travelers trying to pass through airport security

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2 a person or thing that takes the place of another
  • you didn't get the lead position, but you can be the backup to the chosen singer

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backup

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of backup (Entry 3 of 3)

as in alternate, proxy

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The first known use of back (up) was in 1801

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“Back (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/back%20%28up%29. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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