In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(compensar, remediar)to make up fornada podía suplir su ausencia — nothing could make up for his not being there
- suplir deficiencias en la alimentación — to supplement / make good dietary deficiencies
2(reemplazar)(médico/profesor) to stand in for(médico/profesor) to substitute for(jugador) to replace(jugador) to substituteno suple completamente las funciones del órgano afectado — it does not totally replace / substitute the functions of the affected organ
3formal(póliza/timbre) to supply
4Colombia(dotar, proveer)suplir algo/a algn de / con algo — to provide / supply sth/sb with sth
- nos suplieron de lo necesario — they provided / supplied us with everything we needed
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