In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fight against)(enemy/attack) resistir(change/plan) oponer resistencia athe window resisted all attempts to open it — la ventana resistió todos los intentos de abrirla
- If it was proved that animal research helps to cure cancer, I would find it hard to resist that kind of argument.
- ‘We will not be cowed by the courts, the campaign will continue to resist this unjust double tax,’ he said.
- Such an argument resists many of the typical counter-arguments directed at potentiality as an ethical consideration in the abortion debate.
- In the gloomier scenario, communities continue to resist closures.
- Campaigners in Stow and Bourton have vowed to continue resisting the proposals.
- While we continue to resist the idea that cutting of trees of will solve the city's traffic problems, we will have to present some other viable options to address these problems.
- In fact, if that's the motive of the government, them I think we've just identified the best argument for resisting the abolition of jury trials for fraud.
- The longer a scientific theory resists disproof and continues to explain data well, the more certain we are that it is true.
- I just said that one could resist the argument by objecting that there is no reason to think that seeing a non-physical flower sense-datum is the same type of mental state as seeing a real flower.
- Political groups which resist the advance of globalisation are protecting entrenched domestic lobbies.
- It would certainly assist artists in resisting the argument that contemporary society represents the final stage of human development.
- But in some ways they have consistently resisted that argument when it's put by the media analysts.
- It is far easier to resist change and continue to make millions from CD sales than to try to prejudge the future and embrace new technology, especially one that throws up new controversies every year.
- He insisted that the people were determined to resist intimidation and vote buying.
- In more recent years, however, defenders of the minimal state view have used a variant of this argument to resist the expansion of public programs.
- There are of course many ways to resist these arguments.
- Posters carrying the message ‘Prevent torture, resist torture and help victims of torture’ will be circulated.
2(not give way to)(temptation) resistirI had to buy it, I couldn't resist it — tuve que comprarlo, no me pude resistir
- she found him hard to resist — le costaba resistirse a sus encantos
- I can't resist chocolate — el chocolate me vuelve loco
- to resist -ing — resistirse a + inf
- I couldn't resist telling her — no pude aguantar las ganas de decírselo
- The researchers used the fruit fly model to discover the way most mosquitoes resist malaria infection.
- Most seafood allergens are stable molecules, which resist the effects of cooking and processing.
- No matter which variation of polio a vaccinated individual comes into contact with, he or she should successfully resist infection.
- Some have acquired an armoury of genes which help them attach to cells, invade and damage tissue, colonise hosts, evade the immune system, and resist the effects of antibiotics.
- In addition, enteral feeding may improve the ability of the gut to resist infection, which is extremely important in patients who may already have decreased resistance.
- Their bodies may be less able to resist infections, and they may be at greater risk for problems during surgery and anesthesia.
- He couldn't resist such a tempting adventure, thus he traveled west, into this ancient forest to feed his curiosity.
- The loss of genetic diversity could result in animals with weakened immune systems, unable to resist infections that may wipe out whole flocks or herds.
- Praise them when they've resisted the temptation to buy something they really wanted.
- The girl gritted her teeth distastefully and resisted the tempting urge to spit at the man.
- One researcher reports that older adults can resist the negative effects of aging by remaining active.
- He tried to give her a kiss on the cheek but she resisted his advance and pushed him away from her face briskly.
- If you can't resist the urge to buy flips-flops, choose a pair with thicker soles to provide a little more cushioning.
- It strengthens the lungs to resist the effects of sudden changes in the air, and it healthfully braces and invigorates the chest.
- Lung adenocarcinoma, a non-small-cell lung cancer, tends to resist the effects of chemotherapy.
- They must resist impulse buys and not be fooled by tales of wonderful kennels supplying the store; no responsible breeder sells to pet stores.
- What other considerations, then, can induce people to avoid or to resist such temptation?
- Manufacturers design equipment to resist the effects of freezing but nothing is guaranteed.
- Speaking as someone who has managed to resist the temptation to buy a mobile phone thus far, it's safe to say that ideas like this aren't going to entice me to join the majority any time soon.
- One important measure in resisting infection is to quit smoking.
- There aren't many who could resist the tempting creations and I thought it was only correct to sample the goodies.
- DN003 resists chemicals and can withstand most sterilization methods.
- These women are all HIV positive, and their ability to resist the infection is being undermined by the lack of food.
- I expect I'll spend most of the day resisting going and buying another packet, and then the remainder of the day eating them.
- I have however resisted the temptation to buy the first thing I saw.
- Those who are growing old may be unwise to try to resist these pressures.
- Mother's milk is full of special nutrients, hormones and antibodies that are passed on to infants to help them to resist infections, respiratory illness and diarrhoea.
- I resist the temptation to buy a didgeridoo, settling for a hand-painted bookmark, and spend a few minutes admiring the city skyline in the distance.
- The mixes are also designed for high density and low permeability to help resist the effects of high sulfate and chloride contents in the soil.
- Tannin helps the leather to resist the effects of heat, decomposition by water and attack by all manner of organisms.
- Troubled by his colourful private life and convinced that he would never regard her as the love of his life, she had initially resisted his advances.
- Rather than passive systems that resist the effects of fire, these work to defeat it.
- She resists his advances for a while, but soon succumbs, and the two begin a torrid and wind-swept romance that carries on throughout the war.
- Gyroscopes create their own force through spinning, thereby resisting the effects of gravity.
- Some regulators have been designed to resist the effect of jammed valves caused by cold.
3(withstand, endure)(cold/heat/corrosion) resistir
1(fight, oppose)(troops) resistir(troops) oponer resistenciashe wanted to make changes, but the board resisted — quería introducir cambios pero la junta se resistía / se oponía
2(not give way)resistirsecontenerse
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