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atrasar (verb) — to be slow, slow down, set back. Look up atrasar in the dictionary

Hay que atrasar el reloj una hora en el otoño.
One must set the clock back an hour in the fall.
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Old May 12, 2009, 04:22 AM
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El policía paró un hombre en la autopista por exceso de velocidad, él lo dijó el hombre, "¡Usted debe atrasar!", el hombre respondó, "¡Pero estoy estacionado!"
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El policía paró un hombre en la autopista por exceso de velocidad, él lo dijó el hombre, "¡Usted debe atrasar!", el hombre respondó, "¡Pero estoy estacionado!"
Atrasar is used for time not for speed.
Slow down (vehicle) - "ralentizar" or "ir más despacio"
Usted debe ir más despacio.

El reloj va atrasado. Ha perdido media hora.

Voy atrasado. Son las cinco y la reunión es en dos minutos. No llegaré a tiempo.

Estoy furioso porque habíamos quedado a las diez, se atrasó media hora y le tuve que esperar en la nieve.

La agricultura en países del mundo en vías de desarrollo está atrasada. Usan bueyes y carros en vez de tractores.(Here it would be "behind the times")
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El policía paró un hombre en la autopista por exceso de velocidad, él lo dijó el hombre, "¡Usted debe atrasar!", el hombre respondó, "¡Pero estoy estacionado!"
Ambarina is correct and I would like to add that "atrasar" relates to delay and late.
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Ah, Lo entiendo

Un hombre viejo que siempre manejaba múy lentamente, es siempre atrasado ???
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Ah, Lo entiendo

Un hombre viejo que siempre maneja muy lentamente, siempre llega atrasado ???
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Doh, olvidaba un palabra Gracias por corregirlo
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