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take back

Translation of take back in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (return) devolver* it was too big, so I had to take it back era demasiado grande, así que lo tuve que devolver I took him back the book he'd lent me le devolví el libro que me había prestado 1.2 (repossess) llevarse 1.3 (accept back) they took back the shoes aceptaron la devolución de los zapatos she wouldn't take back the money she'd lent me no quiso que le devolviera el dinero que me había prestado I can't understand why she ever took him back no entiendo cómo aceptó que volviera 1.4 (withdraw, retract) [statement] retirar you'll take back what you just said! ¡retira lo que acabas de decir! I take it all back retiro lo dicho
  • 2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (in time) this song takes me back! ¡qué recuerdos me trae esta canción! it takes me back to my childhood me transporta a mi niñez let me take you back to the night of the fifth of … permítame remontarme otra vez a la noche del cinco de …
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