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
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v back up establish as valid or genuine "Can you back up your claims?"
    • v back up become or cause to become obstructed "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall","The water pipe is backed up"
    • v back up make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy "You'd better back up these files!"
    • v back up move backwards from a certain position "The bully had to back down"
    • v back up give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to "She supported him during the illness","Her children always backed her up"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Albert on ground picking up apples and putting them back into the basket Albert on ground picking up apples and putting them back into the basket

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.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs”
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale%20Carnegie
    “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
  • 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.”
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille%20Paglia
    “Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.”

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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Put or get someone's back up - If you put or get someone's back up, you annoy them.
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Usage

In literature:

Catching them up and two of the blankets, Jack sprang back for their own store as his father reappeared.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
But when the policeman come back up the river Etzooah is changed.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
She put her back up and rubbed her the wrong way in all the places where she was sorest.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Shrewdly the boy looked back up the road; the woods hid the old man's house from view and no one was to be seen.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
He climbed back up the hill and took the gun from the bushes where it had fallen.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
When he attempted to turn back, they hit him with their sticks and tripped him up.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Hit 'uz so long dat it run down side er de big road, 'cross by de plum thicket, en back up de lane.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
He leaned far back and looked up at the clapboards.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
Man and beast began to move back up the hill.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
In bad humor with himself and things in general, he scrambled up and took his place back of the empty tub.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
He tell me dey all was wantin to see me back up dere again.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
She turned and went slowly back up the path, feeling ashamed and a little relieved.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
And everybody has got to come up to where the first canoe is before they turn back.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
Ugolini stroked her hand, whispered to her, kissed her cheek, and went back up the altar steps to stand beside the pope.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Another jerk on the rope started her walking back up the street.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
A man in a scholar's gown hurried across the quadrangle, rushed up a staircase, and came back with a note-book in his hand.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
Speshully when the courts back up a man like Plimsoll.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Carefully he replaced the ledger in its original position, closed the drawer, and darted back up the corridor.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
They wouldn't help him climb back up.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
We're not in the habit of saying things around here that we can't back up.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
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In poetry:

Never look behind, boys,
Up and on's the way;
Time enough to look back
On some future day.
"A Chat With the Boys" by Frank Barbour Coffin
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
All things have power to hold us back.
Our very hopes build up a wall
Of doubt, whose shadow stretches black
O'er all.
"Dead Sea Fruit" by Madison Julius Cawein
Could you show the lovely way
Back and up through sea and sky
To that well? Oh, happy day,
I would drink, and never die!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
My arms lay back behind my head;
Over my raised-up knees was spread
A samite cloth of white and red;
A rose lay on my face.
"The Chapel In Lyonesse" by William Morris
A second like a sunlit spark
Flashed singing up his track;
But never overtook that foremost lark,
And songless fluttered back.
"In The Willow Shade" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

The errors are down and the average is back up, but the season has still been a struggle for Jim Negrych.
Securely back up your email with Dropmyemail.
Selectively back up folders with SkyDrive.
I've been backed up no really, it's been over 20 days of Grilled Cheese and I'm BACKED UP.
MSU would go back up by 14 on a short pass to tight end Brad Dittmar, but the Greyhounds responded once again, taking up more than seven minutes to drive 83 yards and make it a 21-14 game at the half.
Shari Puorto sings back-up vocals on a few tracks on Barry Goldberg's 2009 self-titled reissue, produced by Bob Dylan and Jerry Wexler.
He has also backed up a who's who of pop stars, including Elvis — yes that "Elvis".
This tape drive backs up large amounts of data with surprising ease.
A new study gives us more data backing up what we probably already knew: Texting while driving is a really, really bad idea.
Backing up just a tad, the latest data from the JP Morgan Global All-Industry Output Index showed the global economy skirted closer to stagnation at the end of the second quarter.
Jersey Journal file photo Traffic on Routes 1&9 heading toward the Pulaski Skyway from Newark into Jersey City is backed up, Jersey Journal staff writer Ana Ferrer reports from the mess.
The citric (grapefruit) hops are magnificently assertive in the flavor and bitterness, backed up by full malt sweetness.
The number snapped back up last week, after falling to a four-year low the week before.
A jackknifed 18-wheeler and at least one wreck have westbound traffic on I-20 backed up all the way past Pines Road.
Hampton Roads with the news that traffic was backed up several miles at the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel.
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In science:

After the expressions for the eigenvalues and eigenvectors are obtained up to de desired order, the complex contour of integration can be deformed back to the real axis.
Perturbative method for generalized spectral decompositions
Once site i has turned up, it may not turn down immediately if the field is rolled back to the value h − δh.
Exact Expressions for Minor Hysteresis Loops in the Random Field Ising Model on a Bethe Lattice at Zero Temperature
The shell spins back up as it cools and recouples to the underlying neutron star.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
The simplicity of the integration model indeed further backs up our claim that S ′ γ is straightforward to implement.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
We can follow the glassy US state back up to larger β0 , seeing that we eventually cross over to a normal (non-glassy) transition state.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
The eigenspace decomposition of Rv gives back the homogeneous decomposition, up to reversal of the grading.
Classification of some simple graded pre-Lie algebras of growth one
Re0 give back the sequence 1 + ai up to a choice of grading.
Classification of some simple graded pre-Lie algebras of growth one
In stead of following F2 back to point Q, however, the electron drifts across the field and ends up on a n ew field line F 3 .
Thermal conduction and particle transport in strong MHD turbulence, with application to galaxy-cluster plasmas
Let us now wind this movie in the opposite direction, and we will see a strange and funny picture: Drops of the rain are raising up to the clouds, which next condensate into the vapor on the pools, on the surfaces of rivers, people run with their backs forward, cars behave also quite strange, and so forth.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
As expected, the resulting values of Gqq [R∗ (N )] do not show scaling according to Eq. (20), backing up our conjecture that the correlations are not algebraic in this case.
The Harris-Luck criterion for random lattices
Using the “back and forth” method, one can easily prove that such a graph is unique up to isomorphism; see, e.g., .
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
The Base-Board is secured to the back-standing support by four M 2.5 stainless steel screws and, if necessary, by up to four φ2.0 dowel pins.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
For semisimple groups there is a unique (up to normalization constants) invariant measure, obtained pulling back the Killing form on the algebra via the left action of the group over itself.
A simple parametrization for G2
Let fδ ∈ C[G] be a global equation of δ pulled back on G via the pro jection G → G/H (fδ is unique up to a multiplicative constant).
Simple Immersions of Wonderful Varieties
This is backed up by theoretical arguments and simulations (e.g.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
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