back someone up


back someone up
Syn:
support, stand by, side with, take someone's part

Synonyms and antonyms dictionary. 2014.

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  • back someone up — SUPPORT, stand by, give one s support to, side with, be on someone s side, take someone s side, take someone s part; vouch for. → back …   Useful english dictionary

  • back someone up — I was surprised when it turned out to be Dina who backed me up Syn: support, stand by, give one s support to, side with, be on someone s side, take someone s side, take someone s part; vouch for …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • back someone into a corner — back (someone) into a corner to force someone into a bad situation. The company backed its workers into a corner by hiring replacements during the strike. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form get backed into a corner: When that team gets… …   New idioms dictionary

  • send back someone — send back (someone/something) to return someone or something to the place they came from. A year after he got out of prison, he was sent back for dealing in drugs. Some computer ads allow users to click on a button and send an e mail back to the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pin back someone's ears — To reprimand, rebuke • • • Main Entry: ↑ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • back into a corner — back (someone) into a corner to force someone into a bad situation. The company backed its workers into a corner by hiring replacements during the strike. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form get backed into a corner: When that team gets… …   New idioms dictionary

  • back — back1 [ bæk ] adverb *** ▸ 1 returning to place/state ▸ 2 as reply or reaction ▸ 3 away from the front ▸ 4 away from someone/something ▸ 5 toward beginning of something ▸ 6 in/into the past ▸ 7 in a different place ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) returning to a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • back */*/*/ — I UK [bæk] / US adverb 1) a) in the direction that is behind you Don t look back, but there s a man following us. He asked us to move back a few yards. b) in a position where your back is leaning backwards lean/sit/lie back: She leant back in her …   English dictionary

  • back up — verb 1. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to (Freq. 3) She supported him during the illness Her children always backed her up • Syn: ↑support • Derivationally related forms: ↑backup, ↑supportive …   Useful english dictionary

  • back up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone or something backs up a statement, they supply evidence to suggest that it is true. [V P n (not pron)] Radio signals received from the galaxy s centre back up the black hole theory... [V P n (not pron)] Her views are… …   English dictionary