Phrasal verbs with Back- Back Down, Back off, Back onto, back out, back up

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Phrasal verbs with Back

List of the common phrasal verbs with back is as follows

  • Back Down
  • Back Off
  • Back Onto
  • Back Out
  • Back Up

Let’s discuss the meaning and examples of Back Down, Back off, Back onto, back out, back up one by one. Remember, one phrasal verb can have more than one meaning.

Back Down

Meaning

To admit your mistake. To admit your defeat.

Example/s

  • John was backed down by Jonny in the fight. John told this thing to her.
  • Rayma backed down and apologized to Sam for her mistake.

Back Off

Meaning

To withdraw from something

Example/s

  • You should back off from the argument before the situation gets worst.
  • He backed off from this proposal.

Back Onto

Meaning

To move something backward landing on something else. Generally, this phrasal verb goes in the manner back onto something.

Example/s

  • She backed her car onto the lawn.
  • He backed his motorcycle on my toe.

Back Out

Meaning

To withdraw from something like a promise, commitment or plan. 

Example/s

  • Ronit backed out from our holiday plan as usual.
  • He was a strong candidate for this election. But due to personal reasons, he backed out at the last moment.
  • Renu backed out from the engagement as she is not mentally prepared to be in a marriage now.

Back Up

This phrasal verb contains the most versatile meanings in phrasal verb with back.

Meaning

To move a vehicle in the backward direction

Example/s

  • If you back up a little you will get more space for car parking.
  • Sahira hit me when she was backing up her vehicle from the parking.

Back Up

Meaning

To save your computer data on another place in case the data on the original place is lost.

Example/s

  • Yesterday the hard disk of my computer was crashed and I lost my all data. Thankfully I am having a back up for the same otherwise this will be a situation of crisis for me.
  • You should keep back up all the important files on your computer.

Back Up

Meaning

To become congested and clogged.

Example/s

  • Due to ongoing protest traffic is totally backed up.
  • This area is backed up completely with buildings. Air passing is seriously poor in this area.

Back Up

Meaning

To assist or provide support to someone.

Example/s

  • I always keep some money back up in another account.
  • I can take risks easily in my business. My parents are always there to back up me in case of any bankruptcy.

Back Up

Meaning

To be in the background of the main performer.

Example/s

  • He was working as a backup n this theatre show.
  • Rahima works as a backup dancer in the studio.
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