In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(support)(efforts/person) respaldar(efforts/person) apoyarhe 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 — echar reversa
2.1dar marcha atrásechar reversa Mexico Colombiameter reversa Mexico Colombia
2.2(form tailback)the traffic was backed up as far as … — la cola / la caravana de coches se extendía hasta …
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