- 1 (moverse hacia atrás) [persona/coche] to go back, move back; [ejército] to withdraw, fall back, retreat ya nos pasamos, retrocede un poco we've gone past it, go back a bit al ver la pistola retrocedió when he saw the pistol he stepped back o/or drew back la policía hizo retroceder a la multitud the police moved the crowd back o/or made the crowd move back el autor nos hace retroceder tres siglos en el tiempo the author takes us back three centuries (in time)
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In Spain, a privately owned school that receives no government funds is called a colegio privado. Parents pay monthly fees. Colegios privados cover all stages of primary and secondary education.