Translation of "backwards" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb uk /ˈbæk·wədz/ also backward /ˈbæk·wəd/ mainly UK

B1 towards the direction behind you

hacia atrás
She took a couple of steps backwards.

in the opposite order to what is usual

al revés
‘Erehwon’ is ‘nowherespelled backwards.

with the part that is usually at the front at the back

al revés
You’ve got your skirt on backwards.
backwards and forwards

in one direction then the opposite way, many times

de aquí para allá
I drive backwards and forwards between Edinburgh and Glasgow every day.
bend over backwards

to try extremely hard to help or to please someone

hacer lo imposible
She bent over backwards to help him.

(Translation of “backwards” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)