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Definition:

  1. [verb] give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
    Synonyms: support

  2. [verb] move backwards from a certain position; "The bully had to back down"
    Synonyms: back off, back down

  3. [verb] establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
    Synonyms: back

  4. [verb] make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security cop; "You'd better back up these files!"

  5. [verb] become or cause to become obstructed; "The leaves clog our drains in the Fall"; "The water pipe is backed up"
    Synonyms: clog, choke off, clog up, congest, choke, foul

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