Back Up

Back Up

Infinitive: Back Up
Present Tense: Back Up
-ing Form: Backing Up
Past Tense: Backed Up
Past Participle: Backed Up
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in four ways
  1. 1

    To walk or drive a vehicle backwards.

    Wait, back up! You drove past the house.
    I asked the lady to back up because she was standing too close to me in line.

  2. 2

    When you support someone or something.

    Rita's argument about global warming would've been great, if she had backed it up with some facts.
    The secret to a great marriage is to always back each other up, even when the person is wrong.

  3. 3

    To make a copy of computer data or files.
    [Part. Adj/Attributive Noun] {Backup} Something else you have in case the main plans, file, equipment, etc. goes wrong.

    You need to back up all your programs before you reformat your computer.
    Do you have a backup date to the prom?
    I have two cell phones because I need one for backup.

  4. 4

    When something is prevented from moving.

    Traffic is backed up on I-90 East.
    This is the third time this week the drain has been backed up.

Back Up
  1. It's highly advisable to _____ ___ all your data onto an external hard drive.
  2. I think it is unfair of my parents to _______ ______ my brother when we get into arguments just because he is the oldest.
  3. Scientists use information gathered from extensive research and test trials to ____ ____ their theories.
  4. You should keep a ______ ______ toothbrush in your purse just in case something happens to your luggage.
  5. The kids need to _____ _____ because they are too close to the tiger's cage.

Listen for the phrasal verb Back Up in the video clip from the movie Transformers

  1. .... The only countries with this kind of capability are Russia, North Korea, maybe China.

    Analyst: I'm sorry, that's not correct.

    Excuse me, young lady. I didn't see you standing there. You would be who?

    Analyst: I'm just the analyst who detected the hack.

    Hold on. It was you? You did it?

    Her team.

    Analyst: Sir, I was just trying to say, they hacked your firewall in 10 seconds. Okay. Even a supercomputer with a brute force attack would take 20 years to do that.

    Maybe you can explain, then, how our latest satellite imagery shows North Korea doubling its naval activity.

    Analyst: Maybe it's a precaution, because isn't that what we're doing? The signal pattern is learning. It's evolving on its own, and you need to move past Fourier transfers and start considering quantum mechanics.

    General: There is nothing on Earth that complex.

    Analyst: What about an organism? A living organism? Maybe some kind of DNA-based computer? And I know that that sounds crazy...

    That's enough. That's enough.

    We have six floors of analysts working on this thing. Now, if you can find proof to ______ __ your theory, I'm gonna be happy to listen to you.

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Milica

    It’s highly advisable to back up all your data onto an external hard drive.
    I think it is unfair of my parents to back up my brother when we get into arguments just because he is the oldest.
    Scientists use information gathered from extensive research and test trials to back up their theories.
    You should keep a backed up toothbrush in your purse just in case something happens to your luggage.
    The kids need to back up because they are too close to the tiger’s cage.

  • It’s highly advisable to back up all your data onto an external hard drive. (and on the cloud)
    I think it is unfair of my parents to back up my brother when we get into arguments just because he is the oldest.
    Scientists use information gathered from extensive research and test trials to back up their theories.
    You should keep a backup toothbrush in your purse just in case something happens to your luggage.
    The kids need to back up because they are too close to the tiger’s cage.

  • LOIEnglish

    Excellent!

  • LOIEnglish

    Milica, the noun form is backup, so #4 is: You should keep a backup toothbrush…

  • caroline

    It’s highly advisable to back uo all your data onto an external hard drive.
    I think it is unfair of my parents to back up my brother when we get into arguments just because he is the oldest.
    Scientists use information gathered from extensive research and test trials to back uo their theories.
    You should keep a backup toothbrush in your purse just in case something happens to your luggage.

    The kids need to back up because they are too close to the tiger’s cage.

    vidéo :

    We have six floors of analysts working on this thing. Now, if you can find proof to back up your theory,

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