Translation of take aback in Spanish:

take aback

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva)
See parent entry: take

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In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.