In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to accustom sb to sth/-ing — acostumbrar / habituar a algn a algo/+ inf
- to accustom oneself to sth/-ing — acostumbrarse / habituarse a algo/+ inf
- This will build up your stamina and accustom your body to such long distance walking.
- To accustom inmates to life outside prison they are allowed out on a ‘temporary release’ basis, to do work in the community.
- A democratic version of the debutante ball, the prom was originally intended to accustom working-class kids to the manners and values of the middle class.
- I looked around blindly, trying to accustom my eyes to the light.
- Survivors reported the cabin lighting failed, but it is unclear whether they failed or were turned off - it is normal for landing in poor visibility to accustom passengers to low light in the event of an accident.
- It can be viewed with the naked eye - if the skies are clear - though experts suggest waiting at least 20 minutes to accustom your eyes to the darkness.
- The masses of statues, in bronze, silver, gold, and marble, accustomed the Romans to this kind of visual display and to Hellenistic luxury.
- Many trainers and hunters want to accustom their dogs to the scent of the birds and animals they will be hunting.
- To accustom your birds to a new bath, try placing a bird feeder within five feet of the bath.
- His are not the opinions that either liberal theologians or secular humanists are accustomed to hearing or willing to accept.
- This marks the first time that the military and the media have participated in such a joint program, whose aim is to accustom journalists to military discipline.
- The principles established by the courts were not generous to taxpayers, but the outcomes created greater certainty and their publicity helped standardize and accustom taxpayers to the tax.
- For every 1000m we ascended, we took an acclimatisation day where we stayed at the same for height for two nights but walked higher than we slept during the same day to accustom the body to the lack of oxygen.
- I blinked repeatedly, trying to accustom my eyes to the bright light from the sun.
- Now, I know it's the done thing to give your children a little of what you're having, in order to accustom their palates to fineness and adventure and all that rubbish.
- The lifestyle accustomed Johnson to the solitude that now forms his six hour a day, six days a week training regimen.
- Science fiction, wrote Asimov, ‘can first, and most important, accustom the reader to the notion of change.’
- Some people milk the does twice a day and give the kids bottles, which is labor-intensive but helps accustom kids to human handling.
- A torch was shown in her face and she recoiled back in pain hitting the wall of wood behind her, blinking hard to try and accustom her eyes to the sharp light.
- Hunter turned off the flashlight and tried to accustom his eyes to the flickering light of the fire behind him.
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