Translation of back up in Spanish:

back up

respaldar, v.

phrasal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(support)

      (person/efforts) respaldar
      (person/efforts) apoyar
      he backed up his theory with hard facts presentó hechos concretos que respaldan su teoría
      • her account is backed up by evidence hay pruebas que respaldan / confirman su versión

    • 1.2Computing

      (file) hacer una copia de seguridad de

    • 1.3(reverse)

      to back up the car dar marcha atrás (con el coche)

  • 2

    • 2.1

      (driver/car) dar marcha atrás
      (driver/car) echar reversa Colombia, Mexico
      (driver/car) meter reversa Colombia, Mexico

    • 2.2(form tailback)

      the traffic was backed up as far as … la cola / la caravana de coches se extendía hasta …