dar marcha atrás

dar marcha atrás
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 a vehicle backwards)
a. to back up
Me metí en la calle equivocada así que estoy dando marcha atrás.I took the wrong street, so I'm backing up.
b. to reverse
El carro dio marcha atrás para dejar pasar al camión.The car reversed to let the truck pass.
2. (to go back on your position)
a. to back down
Los inversionistas odiaron el plan, así que el director ejecutivo tuvo que dar marcha atrás.The investors hated the plan, so the CEO had to back down.
b. to backtrack
El gobierno tuvo que dar marcha atrás con su plan de reforma educativa después de que los estudiantes salieran a protestar.The government had to backtrack on its education reform plan after the students protested.
3. (to retreat)
a. to turn back
El ejército enemigo podrá ser cuatro veces más grande que el nuestro, pero no daremos marcha atrás.The army of the enemy might be four times bigger than ours, but we will not turn back.
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