- 1 (moverse hacia atrás) [persona/coche] to go back, move back; [ejército] to withdraw, fall back, retreat ya 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 o/or drew back la policía hizo retroceder a la multitud the police moved the crowd back o/or made the crowd move back el autor nos hace retroceder tres siglos en el tiempo the author takes us back three centuries (in time)
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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.