In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1precaución femeninoas a precaution — por / como precaución
- precaution against sb/sth — precaución contra algn/algo
- she took the pills as a precaution against malaria — tomó las tabletas como precaución contra la malaria
- to take precautions — tomar precauciones
- to take the necessary precautions — tomar las precauciones necesarias / del caso
- are you taking precautions? — ¿te estás cuidando?
- to take the precaution of-ing — tener la precaución de + inf
- we took the precaution of bringing food — fuimos previsores / precavidos y trajimos comida
- Armed officers had been used as a precaution in case anyone was inside.
- The government is purchasing and storing medicines and vaccines as a precaution against future attacks.
- Moving the transfer date was a sensible precaution against anticipated insurgent attacks.
- The sisters have even gone to the precaution of popping their valuables into the boot and they've still been stolen.
- Many of these fatalities and injuries could have been prevented if proper safety precautions were taken.
- Follow all necessary safety precautions and turn the laser on.
- Because your shoulder girdle is an injury-prone area, take the following extra safety precautions when performing overhead presses.
- No one was injured during the incident but staff were evacuated as a precaution while firefighters made the area safe.
- They're safe if you follow the precautions on the label, which suggest ventilating your work area.
- Both boys were taken to York Hospital and have been put on a course of penicillin as a precaution.
- You'd been checking yourself every day, as a matter of course, as a precaution.
- Keep your seatbelt fastened at all times when seated as an extra precaution in case of unexpected turbulence.
- In particular, the building has inadequate fire precautions and no provision for thermal insulation.
- Working online without taking these necessary security precautions is simply asking for trouble.
- Of course I took the precaution of turning my light off first, and it was a lucky thing I did.
- Direct telescope viewing is not recommended, since special precautions must be taken to avoid permanent eye damage.
- Other high-risk procedures, including endotracheal intubation and bronchoscopy, also require special precautions.
- The action has been taken as a veterinary precaution against the spread of foot and mouth infection.
- As a precaution against the disease lingering, quick lime was poured into the graves.
- He will sign the act; it is a necessary precaution and the only course of action possible at this time.
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