backup vs back up :

backup or back up

To “back up” is an activity; “back up your computer regularly”; “back up the truck to the garden plot and unload the compost.”A “backup” is a thing: “keep your backup copies in a safe place.” Other examples: a traffic backup, sewage backup, backup plan, backup forces.Older writers often hyphenated this latter form (“back-up”), but this is now rare.

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Definitions

  • n  an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
    a traffic backup on the main street
    he discovered a backup in the toilet
  • n  someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  • n  a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  • n  (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
    he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased
  • n  the act of providing approval and support

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


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    Celgene To Buy Back Up To Addl. $3.0 Bln Of Stock - Quick Facts
    June 12, 2013 - Nasdaq
  • Rock B Tavern Follow Up
    A locked down Binghamton bar will be able to open back up, later this year. Tuesday afternoon, a deal was reached in court between the City and owner of the Rock B Tavern, which is along Conklin Avenue on Binghamton's Southside. Binghamton Mayor, Matt Ryan, recently told us that it was time to close the bar, because of repeated problems at or near the establishment, including a man being shot ...
    June 11, 2013 - News Channel 34 Binghamton
  • Racing back up on top at Spoon River Speedway
    One week after heavily damaging his primary UMP Modified car at Spoon River Speedway, three-time defending track champion Butch Weisser went to his backup, and went right back up to the front on Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway. Weisser, who ran his backup chasis twice at other tracks in the last week, outdueled Erik Bruce in a thrilling 20-lap feature at the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval ...
    June 10, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star