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recede
American English: /rəˈsid/
British English: /rɪˈsiːd/

Translation of recede in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (move back)
    (tide)
    retirarse
    to recede from view
    ir perdiéndose de vista
    as we drove away, the mountains receded into the distance
    a medida que nos alejábamos, las montañas se iban perdiendo en la distancia
    his hair was beginning to recede
    ya tenía entradas
    Example sentences
    • But yesterday villagers chose to party and have a good time, as they could do nothing more than wait until the flood waters had receded.
    • Flood waters are receding in some parts of the Midwest, but still rising in others.
    • I heard her voice recede as her mouth moved farther from the phone.
  • 2 (become less likely)
    (danger)
    alejarse
    (prospect)
    desvanecerse
    Example sentences
    • People who were hanging on in the hope of benefiting from a cash injection of some kind have seen that possibility recede with the failure of these actions.
    • The cost of fixed-rate mortgages is coming down as the threat of a rise in interest rates recedes - and that's good news for the many thousands of borrowers who are coming to the end of a cheap fixed deal.
    • But with each fresh act of violence, that hope recedes.
  • 3
    also: receding present participle
    (chin)
    hundido
    he has a receding hairline
    tiene entradas
    Example sentences
    • Use a beard to minimize a soft or receding or overly prominent chin.
    • Few people realize that a receding chin is quite easily amenable to corrective surgery.
    • You might be self-conscious about a feature such as a receding chin or a large nose, which makes the face look unbalanced, or maybe mother nature simply didn't give you quite what you wanted.
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