verb (used without object), back·stopped, back·stop·ping.
verb (used with object), back·stopped, back·stop·ping.
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Example sentences from the Web for backstop
The move was met with a rare rebuke from the Fed and widespread disagreement from Democrats, who say the facilities are an important backstop and could have had more reach.Debate over Fed’s powers prove stumbling block to stimulus talks|Rachel Siegel|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
It was the first of four-straight Gold Glove nods for Johnson, helping him establish a well-deserved reputation as one of the game’s premier defensive backstops.Charles Johnson Was Damn Good Behind (And At) The Plate|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|December 2, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Corporate debt markets would have collapsed without the federal government’s backstop, with severe knock-on effects for our financial system and economy.Why it would be a huge mistake to allow Big Tech firms to acquire banks|jakemeth|November 26, 2020|Fortune
So, we offered a program — God forbid that we had another terrorism attack — that would be there to respond to it immediately with a government backstop.Many Businesses Thought They Were Insured for a Pandemic. They Weren’t. (Ep. 437)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 29, 2020|Freakonomics