Spanish translation of 'backward'
- [motion, glance]
⇒ backward and forward movement
movimiento m de vaivén
- [pupil, country]
- (= reluctant)
⇒ he wasn't backward in claiming the money
no se mostró tímido a la hora de reclamar el dinero
⇒ he's not backward in coming forward(humorous)
no peca de tímido
⇒ to walk/fall backward
andar/caer hacia atrás
⇒ to go backward and forward
ir y venir,
ir de acá para allá
⇒ this is a step backward(figurative)
esto supone un paso atrás
see also bend over
- (= in reverse)
⇒ to read sth backward
leer algo para atrás
idiom: to know sth backward (informal)
saberse algo al dedillo or de pe a pa
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Example Sentences Including 'backward'
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Harmony reeled backward as she walked toward him swinging the belt.Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
The sheer complexity of the new regime is a backward step.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
With not so much as a backward glance, they then rejoined their woolly friends.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They just morph into money without a backward glance.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
And short leg had gone back to backward square leg, saving one.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
But he added just ten more runs before tamely cutting to backward point.The Sun (2017)
Deep backward square leg held the catch.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Driving when not fully forward, he was caught low at backward point.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Neither takes a backward step and they both know how to put an opponent on the deck.The Sun (2013)
Then, he scored less than 30% of his runs in his favoured region between backward point and mid off.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
They play beautiful football and rarely take a backward step.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
This could turn out to be the one step backward required before lurching merrily forwards.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Too many square or backward passes.The Sun (2011)
When he was dismissed - caught at deep backward point - he looked distraught.The Sun (2011)
When we beat them in 1993 we knew we had to confront them and not take a backward step.The Sun (2010)
You daren't take too many backward steps or you would end up over the cliff.The Sun (2013)
Swing the near leg forward and backward.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
There are standard forward and backward lunges, customised with wider hip movement and knees stretching out.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He will bat at six, give us another bowling option and field at backward point.The Sun (2008)
His scoring area is basically backward point.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It's him against the crowd and he is just not going to take a backward step.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She left with barely a backward glance.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Then raise loud groans and go backward as you descend.Christianity Today (2000)
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'backward' in Other Languages
British English: backward ADJECTIVE
A backward movement or look is in the direction that your back is facing.
He disappeared inside the flat after a backward glance at his friend.
Nearby words of 'backward'
Translation of backward from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary