from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative spelling of backup.
- n. Alternative spelling of backup.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mechanism or levers by which the forward motion of a motor-car or -vehicle is reversed.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And try to have some sort of long-term back-up plan.
The new site lacked sufficient customer call back-up, and when Ad Age reported that customers were spending 19% more on the site, the company cheered, only to learn that really meant people were spending that time in frustration.
Two girls are threatening each other with knives, encouraged by a gang of fellow-teenagers: before police back-up arrives, Lynn successfully deals with the immediate threat, until someone in the crowd fires a gun - Lynn is injured and one of the girls is killed.
Fortunately, my wife, who joined me on this approximately 15-hour vacation, and I had a back-up plan.
But Renault has already kick-started a back-up ultra low cost car project in Chennai.
But I tend to be overly cautious too, and try to have at least 3 back-up plans!
I have a small bank account in Mexico for a back-up but never need it.
I carry around my debit card with a smaller daily limit for regular use and keep the Visa debit card for credit card purchases, larger withdrawals, and a back-up card but don't usually carry it for safety reasons. gpkisner
- The Muppet Show might buy Alistair Darling as a back-up for their Sam the Eagle puppet - they wouldn't even have to attach strings, as Gordon's already done that for them, although he appears to have some problems operating them from overseas ...
Gus and I are glad to have some back-up on this fashion 9-1-1 call.
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