In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(interpose oneself)(government/intermediary) intervenirhe intervened with the authorities on our behalf — intercedió ante las autoridades en nuestro favor formal
2(interrupt)(fate) interponerse(fate) intervenir(event) sobrevenirhe was about to continue, but the bell intervened — iba a continuar, pero sonó la campana
- Sadly, tragedy intervenes in the form of the bitterly jealous Richard, whose fateful confrontation with Frank triggers a devastating string of events that forever changes the lives of all involved.
- We decided to walk up through Sweden Bridge and eventually on to Fairfield but near disaster intervened.
- But before natural death intervened, the desire to kill him with my two hands swept over me.
- Scarborough councillors had been recommended to rule on the scheme before local elections intervened.
- I don't know if you can understand this, but there were many times in my husband's life when circumstances intervened and helped him.
- Synchronistic events frequently intervene to warn us if we are on the wrong path.
- While he was undertaking research for his doctorate political events intervened to interrupt his studies.
- Sadly he did not have much time to enjoy the fruits of his labours as death intervened.
- He had been going to make the trip, but circumstances intervened.
- They are aristocrats whose privileges are exercised in secret, and only for a short space of time, before pregnancy or addiction or disaster intervene and they become like their mothers.
- My friend then intervened with the verbal equivalent of a good slap across the face by saying things like pull yourself together, man! and for God-sake, shut up!
- When a lead character is put in real jeopardy, there can be no question that some circumstance will intervene and preserve the order of right and wrong.
- Then some external circumstance intervenes - someone close to us dies or we ourselves receive a real scare.
- The presentation was a set of cufflinks along with a copy signed by all present of his programme for government, a programme unfinished after scandal intervened.
- This is the point where the programme intervened.
- Armed with a hard-won scholarship, he trained as a schoolteacher, and might have remained one if illness and death had not intervened.
- Lunch intervened, and a good long Sunday afternoon nap, and by the early evening I was ready to transfer the thing to the computer.
- The present study focuses on how a surprising event intervening between prime and probe can affect negative priming.
- After that, the general accepted wisdom is perhaps that the election will intervene, and then so most likely a rate rise around about November, and possibly another one in December.
- I had to leave town, so I did, and then circumstances intervened and I wasn't able to attend high school elsewhere.
- Under Labour's bill, consideration of development plans would be suspended after local elections intervene, so incoming members would have time to consider the plan.
3(elapse)pasartranscurrirone year intervened before we met again — pasó / transcurrió un año antes de que nos volviéramos a ver
- The low-probability intervening event did eliminate negative priming, but did so by slowing performance in the baseline condition relative to all other conditions.
- These were irregular, and estimates for intervening years were estimated through linear interpolation between estimates.
- It is simply a repugnance on the part of any lawyer to the idea that one can simply take a period in gross at any point and apply it many, many years later to create a right which might be quite inconsistent with intervening events.
- Later, when this image recurs, the papers have been invested with new meaning by intervening events.
- Readers should note that the dates of records in this digest are given when known, but that they are covering dates which do not necessarily indicate the presence of records for all intervening years.
- That makes six intervening years in which the senator could have alerted us to this lurking danger to national security.
- In intervening years, seed crops were dramatically less.
- It was clear that the document could not be a ‘final’ account given that we were still on site and so intervening events could effect our actual carrying out of the works.
- And, world class sportspersons they might be, but I bet none of them spent time keeping fit during these six intervening months.
- The first sample is collected at generation and the last sample at generation T. Any samples drawn at intervening generations may be evenly or irregularly spaced in time.
- In the 15 intervening years, what has changed in Bradford?
- It would likewise be odd that, in the 11 intervening years, he would have been totally oblivious to the drink's inclusion in cookbooks and on menus.
- Those who became more fit during those intervening years reduced their risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome by 50 percent.
- The two intervening weeks gives those carrying bumps and bruises a little more time to mend and Rome should give Williams his first points.
- This raises the possibility that intervening events could have influenced the outcome in individual cases.
- The Portlaoise Guides and Brownies were founded in 1977 and in the 25 intervening years they have gone from strength to strength.
- The disorder in children is likely more severe than in adults, with many children manic and depressed at the same time and ill for years without intervening periods of wellness.
- In the intervening years, May Day has become ensconced in international workers' movements.
- The ages of charcoal deposits suggest instead that prairie fires occurred during intervening wet periods, with each wet-dry cycle lasting more than a century each.
- In other instances, intervening years and the need to balance books have allowed the players who have been over the course, and their experience, to seep away before being further utilised.
4intervening present participlewhat happened in the intervening period? — ¿qué pasó en el interín / ínterin?
- in the intervening chapters — en los capítulos intermedios
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