go backward
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Usage note
This phrasal verb may also be written "go backwards."
go backward(
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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 backward)
a. ir hacia atrás
It took me a while to learn to go backward on my skates.Me llevó un tiempo aprender a ir hacia atrás en mis patines.
b. dar pasos hacia atrás
The photographer was going backward to get everyone in the shot when he fell over.El fotógrafo daba pasos hacia atrás para hacer que todos aparecieran en la foto cuando se cayó.
2. (to lose progress)
a. dar un paso atrás
The surgeon felt at first that moving back to his hometown would be like going backward.El cirujano pensaba al principio que volver a vivir en su pueblo sería como dar un paso atrás.
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