get back
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get back(
geht
 
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 return)
a. volver
When did you get back from your trip?¿Cuándo volviste de tu viaje?
b. regresar
I'm hoping to have dinner ready when my wife gets back from work.Tengo la esperanza de tener la cena lista cuando mi esposa regrese del trabajo.
2. (to go back)
a. volver a ponerse
Our parents told us to get back under the shelter because it was raining.Nuestros padres nos dijeron que volviéramos a ponernos debajo de la marquesina porque estaba lloviendo.
3. (to retreat)
a. retroceder
The policeman told the demontrators to get back.El policía les dijo a los manifestantes que retrocedieran.
b. retirarse
Get back! He's armed!¡Retírense! ¡Está armado!
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 regain)
a. recuperar
We got back the school flag that our rivals had stolen.Recuperamos la bandera de la escuela que nuestros rivales habían robado.
b. recobrar
The doctor recommended that she rest to get back her strength.El doctor le recomendó que descansara para recobrar su fuerza.
5. (to return)
a. devolver
I have to get this book back to the library before Saturday.Tengo que devolver este libro a la biblioteca antes del sábado.
6. (to put back)
a. volver a poner
I can't reach the shelf. Can you help me get this clock back up there?No puedo alcanzar la estantería. ¿Me ayudas a volver a poner este reloj allí?
7. (to win back)
a. volver con
If you want to get him back, you'll have to mend your ways.Si quieres conseguir que vuelva contigo, tendrás que enmendarte.
b. reconquistar
You'll never get her back now. She's got a new boyfriend.Ya no vas a poder reconquistarla, tiene un nuevo novio.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to have revenge on)
a. vengarse de
Don't worry, he's not going to get away with it. I'll get him back later.No te preocupes, que esto no va a quedar así. Me voy a vengar de él más tarde.
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get back
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
1. (recover)
a. recuperar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (return)
a. volver, regresar
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get back
transitive verb
1 (recover) [+possessions, money, spouse] recuperar; [+strength] recobrar
you'll get your deposit back he would do anything to get his wife back
he never got the use of his arm back nunca recuperó el uso de su brazo; he resigned but we want to try and get him back dimitió, pero queremos intentar que vuelva
I'm glad to get it back. It's quite rare
2 (return) [+object, person] devolver
I'll get him back to you by 7 pm te lo devolveré antes de las 7
when can you get it back to me?
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (return) volver
to get back (home) volver a casa; get back into bed/the car vuelve a la cama/al coche
things are getting back to normal las cosas están volviendo a la normalidad
to get back to the point volver al tema
get back to what you were doing sigue con lo que estabas haciendo
let's get back to why you didn't come yesterday volvamos a la cuestión de por qué no viniste ayer
to get back to work volver al trabajo
2 (talk)
I'll get back to you on that te daré una respuesta
can you get back to Harry about the flat? ¿puedes volver a llamar a Harry para lo del piso?
3 (move back)
get back! ¡atrás!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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