an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
"a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet"
stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in(noun)
someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
"the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
backup man, rest period, second-stringer, stand-in, respite, support, accompaniment, ease, rest, succour, allayer, assuagement, relief pitcher, musical accompaniment, rilievo, easing, replacement, reserve, easement, reliever, relief, alleviation, fill-in, succor, comforter, substitute, relievo, moderation, computer backup, ministration, sculptural relief, embossment, championship, backing, patronage, fireman
accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support(noun)
a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
fill-in, financial backing, reenforcement, reinforcement, patronage, escort, living, supporting, complement, keep, accompaniment, livelihood, support, bread and butter, co-occurrence, backup man, reliever, musical accompaniment, backing, financial support, sustenance, funding, championship, concomitant, computer backup, relief, stand-in, documentation, attendant, substitute
backup, computer backup(noun)
(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"
backing, backup, championship, patronage(noun)
the act of providing approval and support
"his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
fill-in, financial backing, patronage, relief, funding, financial support, accompaniment, disdain, support, backup man, reliever, title, musical accompaniment, backing, condescension, trade, championship, mount, computer backup, business, stand-in, clientele, substitute
standby, reserve or extra
I am only a backup player.
That is intended as a backup.
Make a backup copy of that file.
An accumulation of material that halts the flow or movement of something.
The blockage caused a backup in the plumbing.
He's got a gun - you better send for backup.
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How to use backup in a sentence?
Many parents are going to get sick, so what's the game plan ? How are we going to isolate them and who's going to be the backup parent ? You need to know what to do so you're not panicked and struggling if one parent gets a fever in the middle of the night.
This is exactly what they do. Deploy the Army Corps of Engineers to come work with states to build temporary medical facilities. Get us backup beds so when the hospital is overwhelmed, we can have some of the people who are in the hospital beds go to a backup medical facility, if you don't do it, you know what is going to happen : You're going to overwhelm the hospitals.
The states should have been building their stockpile. We have almost 10,000 in our stockpile and we've been building it, we've been supplying it. But the states should be building. We're a backup. We're not an ordering clerk.
We shall not narrow-mindedly exclude United States chips. We shall grow together. But when there is a supply shortage, we have a backup.
Why didn't they deploy a Taser? If they didn't have one on scene, they should have had one with an officer who was responding as backup. What was the urgency? There was no exigent circumstance that the officers could not have waited until a Taser arrived on scene.
Translations for backup
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- záložní, zálohaCzech
- Ersatz, Deckung, Backup, Datensicherung, Unterstützung, HilfeGerman
- copia de seguridad, respaldo, reservaSpanish
- vara-, varmuuskopioFinnish
- biztonsági mentésHungarian
- afrit, öryggis-, öryggisafritIcelandic
- sostituto, backup, copia, riserva, sicurezza, diItalian
- バックアップ, 予備, 補欠, 控えJapanese
- reserve, reservekopie, backupDutch
- kopia zapasowaPolish
- backup, reserva, becapePortuguese
- дублёр, резервный, резервное копирование, резерв, резервная копия, бэкап, запаснойRussian
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