In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(desocupar, desalojar)to cleardespejen la sala — clear the room
- la policía despejó la plaza de manifestantes — the police cleared the square of demonstrators / cleared the demonstrators from the square
1.2(nariz) to unblock(nariz) to clear
2.1(espabilar)to wake … up
2.2(desembotar)el paseo me despejó — the walk cleared my head
2.3(borracho) to sober … up
3Matemáticasto find the value ofla investigación no ha logrado despejar esta incógnita — the investigation failed to clear up / to find an answer to this question
4(balón) (en fútbol) to clear(en fútbol americano) to punt
1(en fútbol) to clear(en fútbol americano) to punt
1en cuanto despeje salimos — as soon as it clears up we'll go out
1(espabilarse)to wake (oneself) upvoy a darme una ducha a ver si me despejo — I'm going to have a shower to try and wake myself up
2(desembotarse)to clear one's head
3(borracho) to sober up
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