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English definition of “ back someone up”

back someone up

phrasal verb with back
 
/bæk/ verb
to say that someone is telling the truth: That’s exactly what happened – Cleo will back me up.
to support or help someone: My family backed me up in my fight for compensation.
(Definition of back someone up from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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