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"Insane" is an adjective which is often translated as "demente", and "pull back" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "retroceder". Learn more about the difference between "insane" and "pull back" below.
insane(
ihn
-
seyn
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mad)
a. demente
The criminal was declared insane and admitted to an asylum.El criminal fue declarado demente e ingresado en un manicomio.
b. loco
He is clinically insane and is on medication prescribed by the psychiatrist.Está clínicamente loco y está tomando medicamentos recetados por la psiquiatra.
2. (foolish)
a. insensato
It would be insane to reject this job offer.Sería insensato rechazar esta oferta de trabajo.
b. descabellado
I won't do it. It's an insane idea.No lo haré. Es una idea descabellada.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (patients)
a. los enfermos mentales
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The insane should be given proper care.Los enfermos mentales deben recibir los cuidados adecuados.
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pull back(
pool
 
bahk
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to move backwards)
a. retroceder
You should pull back a little. You're too close to the train tracks.Deberías retroceder un poco, estás demasiado cerca de las vías del tren.
2. (to withdraw)
a. echarse atrás
When the sponsors learned how scandalous the artist was, they pulled back.Cuando los patrocinadores se enteraron de lo escandaloso que era el artista, se echaron atrás.
3. (to retreat from a place)
a. retirarse
The soldiers pulled back before the enemy approached.Los soldados se retiraron antes de que se acercara el enemigo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to draw back)
a. tirar
Pull back that knob to make the machine run.Tira de esa perilla para encender la máquina.
b. descorrer (curtains)
Why don't you pull back the curtains? It's a beautiful day!¿Por qué no descorres las cortinas? ¡Hace un día hermoso!
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