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16:10 Feb 21, 2005
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Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care
Swedish term or phrase: gå undan
Context: Viss förkänsla inför dessa attacker och kan lägga sig ner då ju inte benen bär eller gå undan.

What is the meaning of "gå undan" here?
Don Spade
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Summary of answers provided
5gå undan = go awayNorskSvenskEngl
4 +1viker sig
Marie Andersson (Allen)
3step awayFrederiqo


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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
gå undan
gå undan = go away


Explanation:
the attacks don't "go away", or stop, so it's necessary to lay down

NorskSvenskEngl
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
gå undan
viker sig


Explanation:
The Swedish sounds odd, as if not by a native. Therefore I wonder whether the meaning is "viker sig", as in the legs "give way".

Marie Andersson (Allen)
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Local time: 14:32
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson: "give way"
1 hr
  -> Tack, Sven
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5 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
gå undan
step away


Explanation:
The meaning is most likely "step away" however it is a bit out of place, the sentence should most likely have been phrased: "...can not lay down or step away since the legs do not..."


Frederiqo
Local time: 15:32
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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