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back sb/sth up

phrasal verb with back uk   us   /bæk/ verb [T]
to ​providesupport for someone or something: His ​warning of the need for good ​economichousekeeping was ​backed up by a ​recordcurrentaccountdeficit of £72bn. She's ​backed up by a ​dedicatedteam of ​administrators.
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