Seguimos con el tema de Phrasal Verbs. En el blog de hoy veremos el uso de los verbos back and beat con preposiciones o adverbios. Seguro que ya habéis escuchado alguna de las frases que mencionaremos!
1- to back down (to change your mind/point of view even though you don´t want to): “echarse para atrás”.
- Why did the Americans launch Operation Desert Storm?
- The UN gave the Iraqis a deadline to get out of Kuwait but Saddam Hussein refused to back down and insisted it belonged to Iraq.
2- to back out of an arrangement/deal (to decide not to do sth you´d agreed to do): “retirarse, retroceder”.
- I’m having second thoughts about helping you to hold up Barclays Bank.
- What! You can’t back out now. Everything’s arranged and we need you to drive the getaway car.
3- to beat somebody up (to hurt sb by punching or kicking them many times, to bash sb up): “dar una paliza”.
- Have you seen Pat this morning?
- Apparently she was beaten up by her husband again at the weekend. I don´t know why she puts up with it. She should go to the police.