Back (someone) up

Do you know the English expression “to back (someone) up“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Julian: How was your meeting with the boss? Was he angry about your mistake?

Karen: Yes, he was angry, but the assistant manager backed me up. She told the boss that my mistake wasn’t so bad.

Does it mean:

a) support someone

b) bully someone

c) criticize someone

d) stand behind someone

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: a) support someone