To back up

Definitions

  • A Cossack Rode Right up to Him and Lashed Him over The Back 258
    A Cossack Rode Right up to Him and Lashed Him over The Back 258
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To back up to support; to sustain; as, to back up one's friends.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If all the cars from the U.S. were taken and lined up from bumper to bumper, there would be enough cars to go to the moon from earth and back.
    • To back up to give support to
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Quotations

  • Samuel Ullman
    Samuel Ullman
    “Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.”
  • Oliver Stone
    Oliver Stone
    “The worst nightmare I ever had about Vietnam was that I had to go back. I woke up in a sweat, in total terror.”
  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.”
  • Les Brown
    Les%20Brown
    “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.”
  • Zenrin
    Zenrin
    “If you wish to know the road up the mountain, ask the man who goes back and forth on it.”

Idioms

Fed up to the back teeth - When you are extremely irritated and fed up with something or someone, you are fed up to the back teeth.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bæc, Sw. bak, Dan. bag.

Usage

In literature:

Have just had orders to load up at Rouen for Havre to-morrow; then I hope we shall go back to Boulogne.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
He hastily jumped up and began to scramble back up toward the tunnel's mouth.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
To-day I went up to Antwerp to bring back our old motor.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
Well, the rest of us got through safely, we fixed up our trench and managed to get back to our supports.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
I suppose you expect me to back you up against him.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
I'd been down to see about a missing burden donkey and was about halfway back up the hill when she hit.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
When I joined the Klondike rush I was backing my luck to stand up.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
When he came up to me, he asked me what I was doing there, and ordered me back to Headquarters on pain of a speedy return to No.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Damn it, he had to dig up enough money to get back to Earth.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
He backed up so as to get a Running Start.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Colette tried to get up, and fell back again on to her knees.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
Mr. Drummer looks until his eyes ache, and then he hikes himself back East to get up a comp'ny to work the mine.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Then I wanders back to the general offices and tries to wind up what we'd been workin' on.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Then one day they had to bust up the camp and some Federal soldiers go with us and we all start back home.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
What he wants, now, is to hit up a pace for Gridley and get back into the cote with his mates.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
When Old Chris came up from the cellar and went out onto the porch to draw up fresh water for the night, Abbie went back into the kitchen.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
It was the duty of everybody to back up Tempest and make it hot for Jarman.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
With Travis' aid Lupe struggled back up to the site where Nolan waited.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
The young man closed his long note-book and backed into a throng of women who had come up to the porch.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
And you needn't come back this evening, for it's time to close up.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
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In poetry:

The Master stood and looked at him
He rose up with a sigh:
"He will be gone when I come back
I go to him by and by!"
"After An Old Legend" by George MacDonald
Up his mighty limbs he gather’d,
Took the coffin on his back;
And to fair Eliza’s bower
Hasten’d, by the well-known track.
"Aager And Eliza (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
HER hands were clasp'd, her dark eyes rais'd,
The breeze threw back her hair;
Up to the fearful wheel she gaz'd–
All that she lov'd was there.
"Gertrude, Or Fidelity Till Death" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Her head in her hand in his hand lay,
Her other arm was bent back up to where,
Dangling, there hung her helmet of shade,
Sundering the branches like a snare.
"Margarita" by Boris Pasternak
Darkness to daylight shall lift up thy paean,
Hill to hill thunder, vale cry back to vale,
With wind-notes as of eagles AEschylean,
And Sappho singing in the nightingale.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Three waves of the sea came up on the wind to me!
One said:
"Away! he is dead!
Upon my foam I have flung his head!
Go back to your cote, you shall never wed!--
(Nor he!)"
"Sea-Mad" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Wallace gets a chance to back up his words Saturday night, when the Boston Celtics visit American Airlines Center.
Tebow to back up Sanchez for Jets vs Jaguars.
(Jan 31) – The Florida A&M Women's Basketball team picked up back-to-back road wins as they defeated South Carolina State, 79-65 here Monday evening at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer to back Mike Minor and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Roy Halladay to move closer to clinching a postseason berth with an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
ScriptRoundUp.vbs finds and copies scripts to a central location, making it easy to back them up and retrieve them.
Woodcreek's back-to-back bid comes up short.
Native was the backup two years ago when former Scot and starter Derek Hunt was forced to give up football after suffering his fifth concussion dating back to high school.
In August 2006 I went to Tucson, Ariz. To pick up my mother to move her back to Michigan.
Sidekick data loss shows need to back up e-mail data.
Working out some minor difficulties, I have to head out for a while so, be patient blog fans and commenters, should be back up in early to mid afteroon.
So we have to make the best of the current situation and try to soothe the sensitive Karzai rather than getting his back up with high-handed reprimands, especially in public.
I ended up spilling a bit of it on the range, let it sit there until everyone was done eating (I wasn't in any hurry to clean up) and, when I came back to clean it up, it solidified into this weird shape.
Like standard Mozy, Stash provides users with cloud-based access to their backed-up files, but it also enables availability to them at all times and across multiple devices -- including all computers, smartphones and tablets.
I hope the album is really good because with all this build up they have to back it up.
Tila also talks about a trip she had to Paris France, in which she decided to break up with her boyfriend when they got back.
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In science:

The back-illuminated device combines photon collection efficiencies of up to 95% QE with single photon sensitivity through the virtual elimination of the readout noise.
SAOLIM, a prototype of a low cost System for Adaptive Optics with Lucky Imaging
We then proceed to the performance evaluation of a single lightpath tree, using analytical modelling backed up by simulation.
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
Back to the discussion of the algorithm - the zero coefficients are associated with either a complex which has a spike, or a complex which is built up from two or more cycles which have zero n-intersection.
Stochastic Homology. Reduction Formulas for Computing Stochastic Betti Numbers of Maximal Random Complexes with Discrete Probabilities. Computation and Applications
It follows from Lemma 3.1 that, up to a product of elements of FD0 , each of which has width 1 with respect to ∆, ω is represented by any isotopy of I0 back to itself that has the same terminal disk D1 .
Generating the genus g+1 Goeritz group of a genus g handlebody
By walking back up the tree to the root and reading k bits from each edge, we can find the message prefix for a given node.
De-randomizing Shannon: The Design and Analysis of a Capacity-Achieving Rateless Code
The charge q (and mass m), referring to the constants attributes of the “particles” that make up the fluid, pose no conceptual problems when we ignore the back reaction.
Generating vorticity and magnetic fields in plasmas in general relativity: spacetime curvature drive
In the first step (Proposition 10.6), we show that there exists ζ > 0 such that with probability tending to 1, the walk does not come back to the origin up to time N ζ−1 .
Aging of asymmetric dynamics on the random energy model
The orbital angular momentum of the planet is transferred to the star and spins it slowly back up.
Effect of the stellar spin history on the tidal evolution of close-in planets
We thus strongly encourage an experimental investigation of the Okubo–Zweig–Iizuka-forbidden φ → π 0 ℓ+ ℓ− decays in order to understand these strong deviations, while additional information on the ω → π 0γ ∗ transition form factor to back up the NA60 data would be most welcome.
MesonNet Workshop on Meson Transition Form Factors
This means that if we go back to our original problem (in polygons with rational slopes), The analogue of our theorem is only available up to subsequences in ε.
Recent progress in the theory of homogenization with oscillating Dirichlet data
Thus, the eigenvalues are required to give back the corresponding values for the metric hab up to terms that are small measured in Planck units.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
The present paper focusses on the third process of interest: inclusive two-hadron production in e+ e− annihilation up to order 1/Q, where the two hadrons belong to different, back-to-back jets.
Asymmetries in polarized hadron production in e^+e^- annihilation up to order 1/Q
Otherwise said, we may descend to nine dimensions where there is no distinction between A and B and and come back up to the IIA theory.
Hyperk\"ahler Manifolds and Multiply Intersecting Branes
This is traced back to the mixing of the up and strange quark condensates through the gluon condensate.
The 3-flavor A-scaled Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model
Finally, it should be mentioned that some observational reports seem to back up the above-outlined model. γ -rays in the energy range 300 - 3000 GeV from Cen A have been detected by Grindlay et al. in 1975 with the Narrabi optical intensity interferometer .
From 3K to $10^{20}$eV
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