back something up

SUBSTANTIATE, corroborate, confirm, support, bear out, endorse, bolster, reinforce, lend weight to.

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  • back something up — can you back up that statement with any real evidence? Syn: substantiate, corroborate, confirm, support, bear out, endorse, bolster, reinforce, lend weight to …   Thesaurus of popular words

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  • take back (something) — 1. to get control over something you controlled earlier. Democrats hope to take back the House of Representatives in the next election. Once we give them up to the government, we will never be able to take those rights back. 2. to say that… …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring back something — bring back (something) 1. to cause something to become popular again. He s trying to bring back disco music. 2. to cause someone to remember something. That music always brings back happy memories. Related vocabulary: bring to mind… …   New idioms dictionary

  • scale back something — scale back (something) to reduce the size or amount of something. The search for the child was scaled back sharply today, with almost a third of the volunteers heading home. The program was very effective, but the plan now is to scale it back.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • beat back something — beat back (something) to reduce the power or importance of something. People who experience a disaster have to beat back the fear and sadness all over again when another disaster strikes. Once again, health care reform has been beaten back in… …   New idioms dictionary

  • play back something — play back (something) to show a film or listen to a something recorded earlier. I m filming the race, so if we don t see it, we can always play back the videotape. Then you can edit the song on your computer and play it back …   New idioms dictionary

  • roll back something — roll back (something) to return something to a previous condition. Her staff has pushed to roll back environmental protections. It s unusual for any company to roll their prices back. Usage notes: often said about prices or laws …   New idioms dictionary

  • set (you) back (something) — to cost you an amount of money. A marriage license will only set you back $30. The gas powered generator would set him back at least $5 million …   New idioms dictionary

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