In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(body/limb) debilitar(structure) hacer más endeble(structure) quitarle solidez a(currency/government/power/economy) debilitar(determination) menoscabarhe weakened his grip on her arm — dejó de asirle el brazo con tanta fuerza
1(person/animal) debilitarse(resolve/determination) flaquear(power) debilitarseI finally weakened and let her go — finalmente cedí / aflojé / me ablandé y la dejé ir
- don't weaken in your resolve — no cedas en tu propósito
- her hold on the rope gradually weakened — cada vez se agarraba con menos fuerza de la cuerda
- the pound has weakened against the dollar — la libra ha caído frente al dólar
- If people are not fed properly, resistance weakens and wounds do not heal.
- The two major options for states to close their budget gaps raising taxes and cutting spending put further stress on a weakening economy,
- Because inactivity weakens the back muscles, pain sufferers should stay active, but it is sometimes easier said than done.
- While the position of the crown had weakened, the power of the state had grown.
- That would surely weaken resolve and put fear into even the stoutest hearts.
- She hates this kind of thing normally, but all the hype and good reviews weakened her resolve.
- It did not weaken his resolve, although there are times when bitterness wells to the surface.
- Weakened by illness and extreme age, he died on 21 November 1781.
- If the economy weakens further, says Wittman, the President could be in trouble.
- Marriage has also been weakened by the ease with which you can now obtain a divorce.
- When de Gaulle returned to power in 1958, the western alliance was weakening.
- The social hierarchies to which it was attached were as likely to be weakened as strengthened by such a model.
- Inequality undermines social cohesion and weakens the bonds of co-operation.
- It also weakens the market power of firms whose dominance comes from legal protection rather than commercial success.
- Their powers had been weakened and there was not a great deal they could have done about it.
- Too big a cut, they warn, could panic the markets and weaken confidence, not strengthen it.
- There are no indications that the resolve of members is weakening.
- Reduced diet meant starvation and weakened resistance to illness and disease.
- Forecasters say the storm has weakened but could strengthen again before it hits Florida.
- But if he weakens and gives them a role, most Afghan people who voted for a strong central government will feel cheated.
- His squad may be physically weakened, but he believes their resolve remains strong.
- The government announced it would go ahead anyway, but its authority had been weakened.
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