ˌback sth ˈup

phrasal verb
to show that an explanation or belief is probably true
All the evidence backs up her story.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • back sth up — Ⅰ. UK US back sb/sth up Phrasal Verb with back({{}}/bæk/ verb [T] ► to provide support for someone or something: »His warning of the need for good economic housekeeping was backed up by a record current account deficit of £72bn. »She s backed up… …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌback (sth) ˈup — phrasal verb 1) to make a copy of information on your computer 2) to make a car go backwards Syn: reverse …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • set sb back sth — Ⅰ. UK US set sb back (sth) Phrasal Verb with set({{}}/set/ verb (setting, set, set) ► INFORMAL to cost someone a large amount of money: »The accident will set the car s owner back about €2,000. » It is a place where a cup of c …   Financial and business terms

  • back — back1 W1S1 [bæk] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(return to place)¦ 2¦(as before)¦ 3¦(previous place)¦ 4¦(backwards)¦ 5¦(reply/reaction)¦ 6¦(return something to somebody)¦ 7¦(in the past)¦ 8¦(again)¦ 9 sit/lie/lean back 10¦(away)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • back — 1 adverb 1 RETURN in or into the place or position where someone or something was before: Freddie was supposed to be back at the hotel by six. | Put that book back where you found it! | We d better go back, she said regretfully. 2 AS BEFORE in or …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • back*/*/*/ — [bæk] adv I 1) returning to a place or position Put those CDs back where you found them.[/ex] Can we go back to what we were talking about earlier?[/ex] 2) returning to an earlier state or condition We re hoping things will be back to normal… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • back sb/sth up — Ⅰ. UK US back sb/sth up Phrasal Verb with back({{}}/bæk/ verb [T] ► to provide support for someone or something: »His warning of the need for good economic housekeeping was backed up by a record current account deficit of £72bn. »She s backed up… …   Financial and business terms

  • back sb up — Ⅰ. UK US back sb/sth up Phrasal Verb with back({{}}/bæk/ verb [T] ► to provide support for someone or something: »His warning of the need for good economic housekeeping was backed up by a record current account deficit of £72bn. »She s backed up… …   Financial and business terms

  • back up — verb 1. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to (Freq. 3) She supported him during the illness Her children always backed her up • Syn: ↑support • Derivationally related forms: ↑backup, ↑supportive …   Useful english dictionary

  • back somebody up — ˌback sb/sthˈup derived 1. to support sb/sth; to say that what sb says, etc. is true • I ll back you up if they don t believe you. • The writer doesn t back up his opinions with examples. 2. to provide support for sb/sth …   Useful english dictionary

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