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go back
verb + adverb

Translation of go back in Spanish:

  • 1 1.1 (return, go home) I had to go back for my umbrella
    tuve que volver a buscar el paraguas
    tuve que regresarme a buscar el paraguas (Latin America)
    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) 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]
    nos conocemos desde hace mucho
    lo nuestro viene de muy atrás
    2.2 (return in time, revert)to go back to something
    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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