drive back
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drive back(
drayv
 
bahk
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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 return by car)
a. volver
It's getting late. I think it's time we drove back.Se está haciendo tarde. Creo que ya es hora de que volviéramos.
b. manejar de vuelta
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We saw a few deer while we were driving back that night.Vimos unos ciervos mientras manejábamos de vuelta esa noche.
c. conducir de vuelta
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
If you drive there, I'll drive back.Si tú conduces de ida, yo conduciré de vuelta.
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
2. (to bring back)
a. llevar de vuelta
I think the last train was 20 minutes ago. Don't worry, I'll drive you back.Creo que el último tren salió hace 20 minutos. No te preocupes, te llevo de vuelta.
3. (to drive to its original place)
a. manejar de vuelta
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Hugo drove a rental car back and waited for a call from the mechanic.Hugo manejó un carro alquilado de vuelta y esperó una llamada del mecánico.
b. conducir de vuelta
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I'm going to ride my bike, but you can drive my car back since you're in a hurry.Yo iré en bicicleta, pero tú puedes conducir mi coche de vuelta ya que tienes prisa.
4. (to repel)
a. hacer retroceder
The archers on the wall drove the enemy back.Los arqueros en la muralla hicieron retroceder al enemigo.
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drive back
transitive verb
1 (force to retreat) [+person, army] hacer retroceder
they captured 250,000 prisoners and 3,000 guns, and drove the enemy back over sixty kilometres our troops were steadily driven back by artillery and air attacks
2 (in vehicle) llevar de vuelta (en coche)
don't worry - I'll drive you back Sister Bertram had driven her back home the previous night
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
volver (en coche)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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