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Principal Translations
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de espaldas loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (con la espalda hacia)have your back towards [sth], have your back towards [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Juan estaba de espaldas a la puerta cuando ella entró.
 Juan had his back towards the door when she came in.
 
Additional Translations
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de espaldas loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (boca arriba)face up advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Marta se tiró de espaldas en la arena.
 Marta lay face up on the sand.
de espaldas loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (para no ser reconocido)have your back turned exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  have your back towards [sth], have your back towards [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  turned around, turned over exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Laura se quedó de espaldas cuando escuchó que Pedro se acercaba.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. I had my back turned as the police ran past so that I wouldn't be recognised.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations
SpanishEnglish
de espalda a algo,
de espaldas
(dirección contraria)with your back facing [sth], with your back facing [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  with your back towards [sth], with your back towards [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Se sentó de espaldas al profesor, demostrando que no le pensaba prestar atención.
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Compound Forms:
de espaldas | de espalda a algo
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caerse de espaldas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). figurado (sorprenderse) (figurative)be bowled over v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  fall over backwards
  be astonished v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Le dije que me casaba y se cayó de espaldas.
 He was bowled over when I told him I was getting married!
caminar de espaldas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (caminar hacia atrás)walk backward, walk baclwards vi + adv
 Los niños caminaban de espaldas, jugando.
de espaldas a loc preplocución preposicional: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como preposición ("a favor de", "en torno a"). (sin querer percatarse)with your back to [sth], with your back to [sb] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 El jefe siempre está de espaldas a lo que pasa en esta oficina.
irse de espaldas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (caerse hacia atrás)fall over backwards v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El niño se fue de espaldas y se puso a llorar.
irse de espaldas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). figurado (sorprenderse) (figurative)be astonished vi + adj
 Juan se fue de espaldas cuando se enteró de la noticia.
vivir de espaldas a algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (negarse a ver algo)deny the truth about [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  refuse to accept [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
vivir de espaldas a la realidad loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (evadirse del mundo)turn a blind eye to reality v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)bury your head in the sand v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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