In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(moverse hacia atrás)(persona/coche) to go back(persona/coche) to move back(ejército) to withdraw(ejército) to fall back(ejército) to retreatya nos pasamos, retrocede un poco — we've gone past it, go back a bit
- al ver la pistola retrocedió — when he saw the pistol he stepped back / drew back
- la policía hizo retroceder a la multitud — the police moved the crowd back / made the crowd move back
- el autor nos hace retroceder tres siglos en el tiempo — the author takes us back three centuries (in time)
2(desistir) to give up(volverse atrás) to back down
3(arma) to recoil
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