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back up
  • 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
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backcross
  • v  mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents
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backdate
  • v  make effective from an earlier date
    The increase in tax was backdated to January
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backpedal
  • v  pedal backwards on a bicycle
  • v  step backwards, in boxing
  • v  modify one's opinion, make it less strong
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backscatter
  • v  scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes
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backslap
  • v  display excessive cordiality (towards)
    he is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings
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backslide
  • v  drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
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badmouth
  • v  speak unfavorably about
    She badmouths her husband everywhere
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bail out
  • v  free on bail
  • v  remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
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bake
  • v  cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
    bake the potatoes
  • v  prepare with dry heat in an oven
    bake a cake
  • v  heat by a natural force
  • v  be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun
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bale out
  • v  remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
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