from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.
  • v. To move a vehicle backwards.
  • v. To undo one's actions.
  • v. To reconsider one's thoughts.
  • v. To copy (data) as a security measure.
  • v. To provide support or the promise of support.
  • v. For the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.
  • v. For a fielder to position himself behind the wicket (relative to a team-mate who is throwing the ball at the wicket) so as to stop the ball, and prevent overthrows.
  • v. to halt the flow or movement of something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to move in a reverse direction; -- used of vehicles or animals.
  • intransitive v. to accumulate due to a blockage of flow.
  • transitive v. to serve as a backup{3} for (another person or persons).
  • transitive v. to make a backup{5} of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
  • v. move backwards from a certain position
  • v. make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy
  • v. establish as valid or genuine
  • v. become or cause to become obstructed


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