Word of the Day
inadvertent inadvertent
/ˌɪ nəd ˈvɜr tənt /

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  • back up back up  give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

    back up meaning(s) 

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

    Synonym(s)

    back up usage(s)

    1. Once you have finished reading a story, you can scroll back up the page until you see the polls like the ones below.
    2. The first batch of numbers instilling hope that we've arrived at a bottom shows that house prices are beginning to creep back up.
  • back-blast back-blast  backfire from a recoilless weapon
  • back-channel back-channel  via a back channel
  • back-formation back-formation  a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the…
  • back-geared back-geared  (of a lathe) equipped with gearing for reducing the speed of the spindle…
  • back-number back-number  someone who is no longer popular
  • back-to-back back-to-back  one after the other
  • backache backache  /ˈbæ ˌkeɪk/ ?  an ache localized in the back
  • backband backband  a broad band that passes over the back of a horse and supports the shafts of a…
  • backbeat backbeat  a loud steady beat
  • backbench backbench  any of the seats occupied by backbenchers in the House of Commons
  • backbencher backbencher  a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader
  • backbend backbend  an acrobatic feat in which the trunk is bent backward from a standing position…
  • backbit backbit  /ˈbæk bɪt/ ?  say mean things
  • backbite backbite  /ˈbæk ˌbaɪt/ ?  say mean things
  • backbiter backbiter  /ˈbæk ˌbaɪ tə/ ?  one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
  • backbitten backbitten  /ˈbæk ˌbɪ tn/ ?  say mean things
  • backblast backblast  backfire from a recoilless weapon
  • backboard backboard  /ˈbæk ˌbɔd/ ?  a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball
  • backbone backbone  /ˈbæk ˌboʊn/ ?  a central cohesive source of support and stability
  • backbreaking backbreaking  characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical…
  • backchat backchat  light teasing repartee
  • backcloth backcloth  scenery hung at back of stage
  • backcross backcross  mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents
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