atrás


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Traduções principais
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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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Traduções principais
InglêsPortuguês
ago adv (in the past)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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 The bank worker is standing behind the counter.
 O bancário está trabalhando atrás do guichê.
behind prep (less developed)atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 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
(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."
behind adv (to the rear)atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 I recognise the boys in the front row of the photo, but who are the two standing behind?
back of [sth] n (rear) (carro)atrás sm
 I can sit in the back of the car and you can sit in the front.
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
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.
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?
behind prep (later in time)atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Chicago is one hour behind New York.
upon prep figurative (on top, in addition) (em adição)sobre preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
  (figurado)atrás preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours."
 He ate cracker upon cracker until he was sick.
behind prep (with lower score than)atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Smith is behind Waxman and trying hard to catch up.
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a long time ago adv (in the distant past)muito tempo atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 A long time ago, my ancestors settled in this land.
 Muito tempo atrás, meus ancestrais se instalaram nesta terra
after prep (in search of)atrás de loc prep
 He went off after another loaf of bread.
be after [sth/sb] vi + prep informal (search for [sth], [sb](figurado, informal)estar atrás de expres v
  estar em busca de expres v
  estar procurando loc verb
 I'm after a new service provider; which one would you recommend?
back down vi phrasal (give in, yield)voltar atrás v int + prep
  recuar v int
  crer em Deus expres v
 Despite the evidence, he refused to back down.
backtrack on [sth] vi + prep figurative (change your opinion about [sth](figurado)voltar atrás loc verb
  mudar de opinião loc verb
backward step n (movement towards a starting point or to the rear)um passo atrás sm
 Take a backward step so you won't be so close to the edge!
backward step n figurative (retrograde action)um passo atrás sm
 He took a backward step when he had to quit his job.
be out to get [sb] v expr informal (want revenge) (querer se vingar de alguém)estar atrás de alguém loc vt
 She has been out to get me ever since she learned that I was dating her ex-boyfriend.
 Ela está atrás de mim desde que soube que eu estava namorando o ex namorado dela.
behind bars adv colloquial (in prison) (figurado, informal)atrás das grades loc adv
  (informal)na cadeia, na prisão loc adv
  (formal)encarcerado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I hope he stays behind bars for the rest of his life!
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.
bring up the rear v expr (follow)ir na retaguarda expres
  seguir atrás v int + adv
 I'll blaze a trail through the jungle. You bring up the rear.
 Eu abro caminho pela selva. Tu segues atrás.
chain smoking,
chain-smoking
n
(lighting each cigarette with previous)fumar um cigarro atrás do outro loc vt
chase after [sb] vtr phrasal insep (pursue [sb])perseguir vt
  correr atrás vt + adv
 The police chased after the burglar and caught him in my neighbour's garden.
chase after [sth] vtr phrasal insep (seek [sth] unrealistic)correr atrás vt + adv
 John is rather homely, but he's always chasing after the pretty girls.
follow vi (come next after [sb])ir atrás
 I'll go first, and you can follow.
follow suit vi figurative (do the same, copy: [sb] else)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.
 Ele era tão copião que, se seu irmão fizesse algo, ele sempre seguia o exemplo. Depois que o primeiro banco começou a distribuir torradeiras, os outros bancos seguiram o exemplo.
 Ele era tão copiador que se seu irmão fizesse algo ele sempre ia atrás. Depois que o primeiro banco começou a distribuir torradeiras os outros bancos foram atrás.
go back on a promise v expr (break your word)voltar atrás numa promessa exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  quebrar o promessa exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 I can't believe that you, my own brother, would go back on your promise to loan me the money.
 Não acredito que você, meu próprio irmão, vai voltar atrás na promessa de me emprestar dinheiro.
go for [sb/sth] vi + prep informal (attack)ir atrás loc vt
 Suddenly the dog went for him, snarling fiercely.
 De repente, o cachorro foi atrás dele, rosnando ferozmente.
hand to mouth,
hand-to-mouth
adj
(meeting only immediate needs) (precário, apertado, parco)com uma mão na frente e outra atrás
Nota: 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
hot on the heels of [sb],
hot on [sb]'s heels
expr
slang (close behind) (seguindo alguém de perto)logo atrás, seguindo de perto expres
  (informal, gíria)no encalço expres
 The police officer was hot on the heels of the speeding driver.
in back of expr US (behind)atrás de loc adv
 I'm sure we have cheese in the fridge – did you look in back of the milk?
in hot pursuit adv informal (close behind) (perseguição)logo atrás advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 The police arrived in hot pursuit of the robbers.
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.
live out [sth] vtr phrasal insep (enact, fulfill) (figurado)correr atrás expres v
  (figurado)viver vt
 He urged his students to live out their dreams.
of late adv (until recently)até recentemente loc adv
  até pouco tempo atrás loc adv
 He has been riding the bus of late.
one after the other adv (one at a time)um após o outro loc adv
  uma atrás do outro loc adv
 I couldn't believe it! He sat there and ate ten habanero peppers, one after the other!
put [sb] in stir v slang (sentence [sb] to prison) (sentenciar alguém à prisão)prender vt
  (informal)pôr atrás das grades loc v int
  (informal)botar alguém em cana loc v int
 The judge put Elmer in stir for selling drugs on the streetcorner.
renege on [sth] vi + prep (fail to keep promise)renegar, negar vt
  voltar atrás loc vt
  roer a corda loc vt
 My dad reneged on his promise to take me camping this weekend.
roll back the years v expr figurative (return to earlier)voltar atrás expres v
 The band rolled back the years when they played their old hits.
run after [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insep (chase)correr atrás v int + adv
 My dog loves to run after a ball.
Running Back n (American football position) (posição do futebol americano)posição atrás da linha de ataque loc sf
seek vtr (try to obtain) (procurar obter)buscar vt
  (coloquial)correr atrás loc vt
 She seeks fame and fortune.
set back adj + adv (positioned further back, recessed)recuado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  posicionado atrás adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 When you look at the garden you'll see that the birch tree's set back against the fence.
some time ago adv (a while back)há algum tempo loc adv
  algum tempo atrás loc adv
 I was once a good basketball player … but that was some time ago.
stake your claim v expr (assert right)correr atrás expres
  reivindicar vt
 Well if you're not interested in her, do you mind if I stake my claim?
the week before last n (the week prior to last week) (a semana anterior à ultima)duas semanas atrás exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  quinze dias atrás exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
the week before last adv (in the week prior to last week) (na semana anterior à última)duas semanas atrás exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  quinze dias atrás exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
trail along vi phrasal informal (accompany [sb] informally) (acompanhar alguém informalmente)ir atrás de loc vt
  acompanhar vt
 When we go to the mall, my little sister always wants to trail along.
under lock and key adv (to or in prison) (preso)atrás das grades loc adv
 This type of deviant behaviour will get you put under lock and key.
under lock and key adv (to or in prison) (preso)atrás das grades loc adv
 This type of deviant behaviour will get you put under lock and key.
way back adv informal (very much behind) (muito atrás)bem atrás loc adv
 Because he was driving so fast, he left his parents way back on the interstate.
wear out shoe leather v expr US, Informal (look for a job) (informal)gastar solas de sapato expres v
  correr atrás expres v
 Bob really wore out his shoe leather looking for a new job.
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