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Phrasal Verbs

back up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb back up (1)

Meaning

to make an extra copy of digital information on disc, flash drive, external hard drive, etc. in case the original data is lost

For example

  • back up sth How do you back up your computer files?

  • back sth up I back most of my stuff up on one of those flash drive things.

  • back up It's a good idea to back up at least once a month.

Nouns often used as objects with back up (1): files, data, hard drive, work

Quick Quiz

We back up our computer files to make sure we never

a. change them

b. lose them

c. keep them

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