stand back

stand back(
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 away from)
a. alejarse
Eduardo put on his goggles and told everyone to stand back.Eduardo se puso las gafas protectoras y les dijo que se alejaran.
b. apartarse
Stand back from the machinery because you could get hit with a piece of flying metal.Apártate de la maquinaria porque se te podría saltar un fragmento de metal.
c. retirarse
A fight broke out, and everyone stood back.Estalló una pelea y todos se retiraron.
2. (to be far)
a. estar apartado
The cabin stands back from the edge of the wood, so you can't see it from the field.La cabaña está apartada del borde del bosque, así que no se ve desde el campo.
3. (to not get involved)
a. distanciarse
After stepping back from things, I was able to get a much clearer perspective on my life.Después de distanciarme un poco de las cosas, pude obtener una perspectiva de mi vida mucho más clara.
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stand back
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (move away)
a. alejarse
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stand back
1 [+person] retirarse; tomar una posición más objetiva
You must stand back and get the problem into perspective
stand back, please! ¡más atrás, por favor!
2 [+building] (be placed further back) estar apartado;from de
The farm stands back from the road
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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