Translation of go back in Spanish:

go back

v + adv
  • 1 1.1 (return, go home) volver* I had to go back for my umbrella tuve que volver or (AmL tb) regresarme a buscar el paraguas I'd like to go back to Germany sometime me gustaría volver a Alemania alguna vez to go back to work volver* al trabajo I shall never go back to that dentist! ¡no vuelvo nunca más a ese dentista! she won't go back to him no quiere volver con él go back! ¡vuelve atrás!, ¡retrocede! there's no going back now ya no se puede ( or no nos podemos etc) volver atrás 1.2 (in lecture, discussion, text) volver* to go back to what I was saying earlier … volviendo a lo que decía antes … let's go back and examine those ideas more closely volvamos atrás y examinemos más detenidamente esas ideas 1.3 (be returned) this dress'll have to go back voy ( or vas etc) a tener que devolver ese vestido
  • 2 2.1 (date, originate) [tradition/dynasty] remontarse it goes back to the beginning of the century se remonta a principios de siglo we go back a long way [colloquial/familiar] nos conocemos desde hace mucho, lo nuestro viene de muy atrás 2.2 (return in time, revert) to go back to sth volver* a algo we decided to go back to the old system decidimos volver al sistema antiguo 2.3 [clocks] atrasarse
  • 3 (extend back) extenderse* the garden goes back 40 feet el jardín tiene 40 pies de largo
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