move back

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move back(
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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 retreat)
a. retroceder
Move back a bit so I can get you all in the photo.Retrocedan un poco para poder salir todos en la foto.
b. retirarse
The ambulance crew asked people to move back so they could help the injured.El personal de la ambulancia pidió a la gente que se retirara para que ellos pudieran socorrer a los heridos.
c. echarse hacia atrás
We had to move back to let the bus out.Tuvimos que echarnos hacia atrás para dejar salir al autobús.
2. (to return)
a. volver
If you take the weight off the scales, the needle moves back to zero.Si quitas la pesa de la balanza, la aguja vuelve al cero.
b. regresar (to live in a place)
After many years abroad, the family moved back to California.Tras muchos años en el extranjero, la familia regresó a California.
3. (to be postponed)
a. aplazarse
If the conference moves back to the 14th, I won't be able to attend.Si la conferencia se aplaza hasta el 14, no podré asistir.
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 move further away)
a. hacer retroceder
The general moved his troops back and the army regrouped.El general hizo retroceder a sus tropas y el ejército se reagrupó.
b. echar hacia atrás
Could you move your chair back so I can get through?¿Podrías echar la silla hacia atrás para que pueda pasar?
5. (to return to a position)
a. devolver a su sitio
The picture didn't look so good by the window, so I decided to move it back.El cuadro no se veía muy bien junto a la ventana, así que decidí devolverlo a su sitio.
6. (to postpone)
a. aplazar
The training has been moved back because too many people will be on vacation.Aplazaron la formación porque demasiada gente iba a estar de vacaciones.
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move 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. (further away)
a. hacer retroceder
2. (to former position)
a. devolver a su sitio
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (retreat)
a. retirarse
4. (to former position)
a. volver
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move back
transitive verb
1 [+crowd] hacer retroceder
The crowd were spilling onto the road and had to be moved back by mounted police
2 (to former place) volver; regresar
Move the table back to where it was before
3 [+employee] volver a trasladar
4 (postpone) aplazar; posponer
let's move the meeting back to Friday vamos a aplazar or posponer la reunión hasta el viernes
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (withdraw) retroceder; retirarse
He lit the firework and moved back
2 (to former place) volver; regresar
He moved back to the desk
3 (move house)
they moved back to Burgos again volvieron a mudarse a Burgos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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