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Principal Translations
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go back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (return)volver viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 Frank left his wallet at home and had to go back to get it.
 Frank dejó la billetera en casa y tuvo que volver a buscarla.
go back to [sth] vi phrasal + prep (return to: a place)volver a vi + prep
 I'd like to go back to Paris one day.
go back to [sb] vi phrasal + prep (return: to partner)regresar con vi + prep
 Gina has decided to go back to her husband and try to make their relationship work.
 Gina decidió regresar con su marido y tratar de solucionar su relación.
go back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (clock: move back an hour)retroceder viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
 In the UK, the clocks go back by one hour at the end of British Summer Time.
 En el Reino Unido los relojes retroceden una hora al final de la Hora de Verano Británica.
go back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (be in the past)remontarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse").
 My grandmother's memories go back a long way.
go back to [sth] vi phrasal + prep (be in the past)remontarse a v prnl + prep
 That song goes back to the Second World War.
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Compound Forms:
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go back and forth v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (move to and fro)ir de un lado para otro, ir de aquí para allá loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 Mario was having treatment for cancer and was going back and forth to hospital.
go back and forth v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (vacillate)dudar, vacilar viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa").
  (figurado)dar vueltas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 Ian was going back and forth about whether this was the right thing for him.
go back on a promise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (break your word)no cumplir con la palabra exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
 I can't believe that you, my own brother, would go back on your promise to loan me the money.
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. Me parece mal que no cumplas con tu palabra.
  faltar a su palabra exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
 Esta oración no es una traducción de la original. Él nunca faltará a su palabra.
go back on your word v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (not keep a promise)incumplir una promesa loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  mantener una promesa loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 Janice went back on her word to help me with the cooking.
go back over [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (review, revise)revisar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
  repasar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 Mick is going over his notes to prepare for the exam.
 Mick está revisando sus apuntes para prepararse para el examen.
go back over [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (events: recall) (eventos)recordar, rememorar, retrotraer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 The police officer asked the witness to go back over what he had seen.
go back over [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (work: redo) (trabajo)volver a hacer, hacer desde el principio loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
  volver sobre un asunto, volver sobre un tema loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 The teacher asked Rosa to go back over her essay and correct the spelling mistakes.
go back to [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (revert)retomar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 Ted seems to have gone back to his bad habits of drinking and gambling.
 Parece que Ted retomó sus malos hábitos de tomar y apostar.
go back to doing [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (revert)volver a vtr + prep
 Sheila went back to using drugs.
go back to bed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (return to bed)volver a la cama loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 When I saw it was raining outside I decided to go back to bed.
 Cuando vi que afuera llovía, decidí volver a la cama.
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