In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(side by side)to ride five abreast — cabalgar de cinco en fondo
- to march four abreast — marchar en columna de cuatro en fondo
- to ride abreast of sb — cabalgar al lado de algn
- The secret passage was wide enough for three or four men to walk abreast.
- Elderly people seemed to dominate the pavements as they walked six abreast, oblivious of the office workers and commuters ‘tutting’ as they had to walk into the road to get round them.
- The interior is so cramped that two people cannot walk abreast.
- We were walking three abreast down the sidewalk, with that peculiar city gait that belongs only to the evening - slow enough to be casual, but brisk enough to be purposeful.
- We set out along a series of paths just wide enough for two horses to walk abreast.
- A tiny arched drawbridge spanned the channel, wide enough for two people to walk abreast.
- Ahead in the light of the rising sun, they walked four abreast: well dressed, totally in black, wearing expressions of serious missions.
- Before them stretched a long corridor, allowing only three people to walk abreast.
- So when two cyclists - one of my other pet peeves - cut him off by riding two abreast, I kindly offered to open the passenger door and clean them up for him.
- Do they really think that by riding nine abreast, they are indestructible?
- They are walking eight abreast, so that they take up all of the narrow pavement and spill out for several yards into the road.
- Over the Marriage Bridge the Honeymoon Path is broad, allowing a couple to walk abreast - until they reach an obstruction that represents the first difference of opinion.
- Everyone is entitled to walk the streets of the town - but not to take them over and walk four and five abreast.
- Conveying a fluid sense of motion, simple outlines portray two lions walking abreast.
- The couple were both quite fat and were walking abreast and consequently blocked the whole path.
- They often, too, ride two abreast, causing car drivers to swerve to the other side of the road to pass them.
- It is virtually impossible to walk two abreast along the pavement and for wheelchairs and pushchairs it is a complete nightmare.
- You can see them walking three abreast and you have to walk into the road to get past.
- There are the people who walk three abreast and really slowly forcing you to lower your pace until you spot a chance to get around them.
- Cyclists may feel a little more inclined to use the towpath if pedestrians did not walk four abreast and refuse to give way until the last minute and dog walkers kept their dogs on a short lead and cleaned up after their dogs.
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