back away

back away
back away vb retroceder
she backed away from the tiger ella retrocedió ante el tigre
back away
v.
retroceder v.
v + adv echarse atrás

to back away from something — evitar algo

VI + ADV
1) (lit) retroceder (from ante)
2) (fig) (from promise, pledge, statement) echarse atrás, dar marcha atrás (from en)

the government have been backing away from making such a commitment — el gobierno ha estado tratando de evitar comprometerse a tal cosa

* * *
v + adv echarse atrás

to back away from something — evitar algo


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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