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backward

hacia atrás

adverb

backward
[ˈbækwədz]
adverbio
1. hacia atrás
  • to walk backward and forward -> caminar de un lado para otro
  • a step backward (sentido figurado) -> un paso atrás
  • to bend or lean over backward to help (sentido figurado) -> hacer todo lo posible por ayudar
  • to know something backward (sentido figurado) -> conocer algo de pe a pa

backward [bak-uod]
adjetivo
1. Hacia atrás.
  • A backward glance -> una mirada hacia atrás
  • A backward country, child -> un país, niño atrasado
  • Backward in -> tímido para (shy), remiso en (reluctant), tardo en (slow)
  • Backward motion -> retroceso
Atrasado. Tardío (fruit). See BACKWARDS.
adjetivo
1. Opuesto, enemigo; el que hace alguna cosa de mala gana.
2. Lerdo, pesado, tardo, lento, negligente, perezoso.

backward [ˈbækwəd]
adjective
1 [+motion, glance] hacia atrás
backward and forward movement movimiento (m) de vaivén
2 [+pupil, country] atrasado
3 (reluctant) tímido
he wasn't backward in claiming the money no se mostró tímido a la hora de reclamar el dinero
he was not backward in taking the money
he's not backward in coming forward no peca de tímido
adverb
1 [+look] atrás; hacia atrás; [+move] hacia atrás
to walk/fall backward andar/caer hacia atrás; to go backward and forward ir y venir; ir de acá para allá; this is a step backward esto supone un paso atrás
Greater government intervention in busineses would represent a step backwards ...unshakable traditions that look backward rather than ahead
2 (in reverse) al revés
He works backward, building a house from the top down
to read sth backward leer algo para atrás
to know sth backward saberse algo al dedillo or de pe a pa

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