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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of back up.


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  • Celeste backed up with a sharp gasp and stared at the table in horror as the interior of a demon-infested warehouse came into view.

    Surrender the Dark

  • This management team would be backed up by the chief executives of the joint venture partners, by appropriate legal and accounting services, and by Keiley, Goonewardene, and others.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • Tera Jameson backed up a step, horrified and offended.

    Sin City

  • You may be too young to remember the floral pedal pushers for nonstop beach-blanket fun in the 1960s or the dancers who backed up the Supremes on Ed Sullivan wearing their cheeky cropped pants while doing a mean mashed potato.

    The Style Checklist

  • They backed up to the balustrade, some taking to the air, wings snapping loud as canvas sails in the silence.

    Etched in Bone

  • I backed up and stood by the door; I focused on her large earrings, which were in the tree-ornament family, while she watched me back.

    Isabel’s Bed

  • Yeah, it seems Moe was sitting in a porta-john when a truck backed up against the door.

    Paradise General

  • EMC has replaced CTAM with a backup system that clones and files data as it goes along, so everything is automatically backed up and stored.


  • This feeling was backed up when the elevator came and each floor was labeled with a name—2, CONNOR.


  • We took the Queens Midtown Tunnel to the LIE, but traffic backed up again as we approached the Van Wyck.

    Miss Misery


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