Phrasal Verbs Using 'Back'
Retreat or go backwards
Example:The crowd BACKED AWAY when the man pulled a knife.
Retract or withdraw your position or proposal in an argument
Example:She refused to BACK DOWN and was fired.
Enter a parking area in reverse gear
Example:He prefers to BACK his car INTO the garage.
Example:The police told the protesters to BACK OFF.
Fail to keep an arrangement or promise
Example:He BACKED OUT two days before the holiday so we gave the ticket to his sister
Fail to keep an agreement, arrangement
Example:She BACKED OUT OF the agreement at the last minute.
Exit a parking area in reverse gear
Example:She BACKED the Rolls OUT OF its parking space.
Make a copy of computer data
Example:You should always BACK UP important files and documents so that you won't lose all your work if something goes wrong with the hardware.
Example:The rest of the staff BACKED her UP when she complained about working conditions.
Drive a vehicle backwards
Example:Tom BACKED UP without looking and ran over his laptop.