backward

backward
'bækwəd
adjective
1) (aimed or directed backwards: He left without a backward glance.) hacia atrás
2) (less advanced in mind or body than is normal for one's age: a backward child.) retrasado
3) (late in developing a modern culture, mechanization etc: That part of Britain is still very backward; the backward peoples of the world.) atrasado
- backwards
- backwards and forwards
- bend/fall over backwards

backward adj
1. hacia atrás
he took a backward step dio un paso hacia atrás
2. retrasado
a backward child un niño retrasado
backward
tr['bækwəd]
adjective
1 hacia atrás
a backward movement un movimiento hacia atrás
2 (child) atrasado,-a
3 (shy) tímido,-a
4 (unassertive) modesto,-a
5 (country) subdesarrollado,-a
adverb
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SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
he's not backward at coming forward no se corta ni un pelo
backward ['bækwərd] or backwards [-wərdz] adv
1) : hacia atrás
2) : de espaldas
he fell backwards: se cayó de espaldas
3) : al revés
you're doing it backwards: lo estás haciendo al revés
4)
to bend over backwards : hacer todo lo posible
backward adj
1) : hacia atrás
a backward glance: una mirada hacia atrás
2) retarded: retrasado
3) shy: tímido
4) underdeveloped: atrasado
backward
adj.
atrasado, -a adj.
hacia atrás adj.
subdesarrollado, -a adj.
adv.
al revés adv.
atrás adv.

I 'bækwərd, 'bækwəd
adjective
1) (before n) <movement> hacia atrás

a backward glance — una mirada atrás

2) <child> retrasado; <nation> atrasado

she's not exactly backward in coming forward — no es de las que se quedan atrás


II
esp BrE backwards adverb
a) (toward rear) hacia atrás

to bend o lean over backward — hacer* lo imposible; know I 1) a)

b) <run/walk> hacia atrás
c) (back to front, in reverse order) al revés

you've put your sweater on backward — (AmE) te has puesto el suéter al revés

d)

backward(s) and forward(s) — para atrás y para adelante

I've been going backward(s) and forward(s) all day between the house and the hospital — me he pasado el día de acá para allá or para arriba y para abajo entre la casa y el hospital

he ran backward and forward(s) along the clifftop — corrió de un lado para otro del acantilado

['bækwǝd]
1. ADJ
1) [motion, glance] hacia atrás

backward and forward movement — movimiento m de vaivén

2) [pupil, country] atrasado
3) (=reluctant) tímido

he wasn't backward in claiming the money — no se mostró tímido a la hora de reclamar el dinero

he's not backward in coming forward — iro no peca de tímido

2. ADV
1) [look] atrás, hacia atrás; [move] hacia atrás

to walk/fall backward — andar/caer hacia atrás

to go backward and forward — ir y venir, ir de acá para allá

this is a step backward — (fig) esto supone un paso atrás

bend over
2) (=in reverse) al revés

to read sth backward — leer algo para atrás

- know sth backward
3.
CPD

backward roll N — voltereta f hacia atrás

backward somersault N(on ground) voltereta f hacia atrás; (in mid-air) salto m mortal hacia atrás

* * *

I ['bækwərd, 'bækwəd]
adjective
1) (before n) <movement> hacia atrás

a backward glance — una mirada atrás

2) <child> retrasado; <nation> atrasado

she's not exactly backward in coming forward — no es de las que se quedan atrás


II
esp BrE backwards adverb
a) (toward rear) hacia atrás

to bend o lean over backward — hacer* lo imposible; know I 1) a)

b) <run/walk> hacia atrás
c) (back to front, in reverse order) al revés

you've put your sweater on backward — (AmE) te has puesto el suéter al revés

d)

backward(s) and forward(s) — para atrás y para adelante

I've been going backward(s) and forward(s) all day between the house and the hospital — me he pasado el día de acá para allá or para arriba y para abajo entre la casa y el hospital

he ran backward and forward(s) along the clifftop — corrió de un lado para otro del acantilado


English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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