backed up to the door

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Dear Members: Does anyone know what the phrase "backed up to the door" mean in this sentence:" When he reached the express office he saw the express wagon backed up to the door." Many thanks.
  • Hans in Texas

    Senior Member
    US English
    Up is often used with a verb of motion.
    I walked/went up to him and said...
    (Meaning to a higher altitude or towards the north) We drove up to Pike’s Peak/Chicago last Friday.
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