In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1keep back! — ¡atrás!
- to keep back from sth
- keep well back from the edge — mantente bien alejado del borde
2.1(prevent from advancing)(enemy/floodwaters/crowd) contenerto keep sb/sth back from sth
- they tried to keep demonstrators back from the gates — quisieron impedir que los manifestantes llegaran a las puertas
2.3(not reveal)(facts/information) ocultardon't keep anything back — no te guardes / calles nada
- to keep sth back from sb — ocultarle algo a algn
- the truth has been kept back from the public — le han ocultado / escamoteado la verdad a la opinión pública
2.4(withhold)(percentage) retener(profits) guardarse(profits) quedarse con
3.1British (detain)retenerhe kept the whole class back after school — dejó a toda la clase castigada
3.2(slow down)these methods keep the brighter children back — estos métodos frenan el progreso de los niños más capaces
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