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back up

Translation of back up in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (support)
    (person/efforts)
    he backed up his theory with hard facts
    presentó hechos concretos que respaldan su teoría
    her account is backed up by evidence
    hay pruebas que respaldan or confirman su versión
    1.2 (Computing)
    (file)
    hacer una copia de seguridad de
    1.3 (reverse) See examples: to back up the car
    dar marcha atrás (con el coche)
    echar or meter reversa (Colombia) (Mexico)
  • 2verb + adverb 2.1
    (driver/car)
    dar marcha atrás
    echar or meter reversa (Colombia) (Mexico)
    2.2 (form tailback) See examples: the traffic was backed up as far as …
    la cola or la caravana de coches se extendía hasta …
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