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atrás prepbehind preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
   (passado)ago advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
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after prep (position: behind)atrás preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Could you close the door after you, please?
back adv (toward the past)atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I thought back to yesterday trying to remember my lunch.
ago adv (past)  (passado)atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 The last ice age happened a long time ago.
ago adv (time since)atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I went to the bank three days ago.
 Eu fui ao banco três dias atrás.
behind prep (to the rear of)atrás preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 The bank worker is standing behind the counter.
 O bancário está trabalhando atrás do guichê.
behind prep (less developed)atrás preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 Much of Africa lags behind the West in economic terms.
 A maioria da África fica atrás do ocidente em termos econômicos.
backseat
back seat
adj
literal (in the seat at back of a vehicle)  (no banco traseiro)atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
after prep (in search of)atrás de loc prep
 He went off after another loaf of bread.
follow vi (come next after [sb])  (após alguém)vir depois v int
  ir atrás loc vt
 I'll go first, and you can follow.
past adj dated (ago)anteriormente, atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 He worked as a cook five years past.
seek vtr (try to obtain)  (procurar obter)buscar vt
   (coloquial)correr atrás loc vt
 She seeks fame and fortune.
eavesdrop vi (listen secretly)  (ouvir escondido)escutar atrás da porta v int
renege vi (fail to keep one's word)renegar, negar vt
  voltar atrás loc vt
  roer a corda loc vt
backward step n literal (movement towards a starting point or to the rear)um passo atrás loc sm
 Take a backward step so you won't be so close to the edge!
backward step n figurative (retrograde action)um passo atrás loc sm
 He took a backward step when he had to quit his job.
behind the curtain adv (unseen)atrás dos bastidores loc adv
 They appear to have a happy marriage, but who knows what goes on behind the curtain.
 The customers don't realise how much work goes on behind the curtain.
chain smoking n (lighting cigarette with previous one)hábito de fumar cigarros um atrás do outro
 The chain smoking private detective is a staple of film noir.
chase after vtr (pursue, try to capture: [sb])perseguir, correr atrás
 The police chased after the burglar and caught him in my neighbour's garden.
chase after vtr (seek: [sth] unrealistic)  (procurar, buscar)correr atrás
 John is rather homely, but he's always chasing after the pretty girls.
follow suit vi (do the same, copy: [sb] else)  (copiar, fazer igual)seguir o exemplo loc vt
  ir atrás loc vt
 He was such a copycat; if his brother did something he would always follow suit.
 After the first bank started giving away toasters, the rest of the banks followed suit.
hand to mouth
hand-to-mouth
adj
(meeting only immediate needs)  (precário, apertado, parco )com uma mão na frente e outra atrás
Note: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 Since being fired from his job, he has had to live a hand-to-mouth existence.
hand to mouth
hand-to-mouth
adv
(meeting only immediate needs)  (precariamente)com uma mão na frente e outra atrás
listen at the door vi (eavesdrop)escutar atrás da porta loc v int
 You'll hear what they say if you listen at the door.
a while ago adv (short time in the past)tempos atrás loc adv
  há algum tempo loc adv
 A while ago I went on vacation to Cancun.
behind bars atrás das grades
go and get [sth] ir atrás de
  ir pegar algo
go back on voltar atrás
go back on a promise voltar atrás numa promessa
one after the other um atrás do outro
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