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Spanish translation of “backward”

backward

adjective /ˈbӕkwəd/
aimed or directed backwards
hacia atrás
He left without a backward glance.
less advanced in mind or body than is normal for one’s age
retrasado
a backward child.
late in developing a modern culture, mechanization etc
atrasado
That part of the country is still very backward a backward region.
backwardness noun
atraso
There are concerns about the economic backwardness of the region.
backwards adverb towards the back
hacia atrás
He glanced backwards Sheila stepped backwards to let the man pass.
with one’s back facing the direction one is going in
de espaldas a
The child walked backwards into a lamp-post.
in the opposite way to that which is usual
al revés
Can you count from 1 to 10 backwards? (= starting at 10 and counting to 1).
backwards and forwards in one direction and then in the opposite direction
de un lado para otro
The dog ran backwards and forwards across the grass.
bend over backwards to try very hard
hacer lo imposible (por), desvivirse (por)
He bent over backwards to get us tickets for the concert.
(Definition of backward from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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