In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2(move)the dog bounded along behind the bicycle — el perro iba dando saltos detrás de la bicicleta
- to bound in/out/away — entrar/salir/irse dando saltos
1(jump)salto masculinebrinco masculinewith one bound — de un salto
1(limits)límiteswithin bounds — dentro de ciertos límites
- her generosity/enthusiasm knows no bounds — su generosidad/entusiasmo no tiene límite(s)
- within the bounds of the city — dentro del perímetro urbano / de los límites de la ciudad
- within the bounds of reason/possibility — dentro de lo razonable/posible
- the play goes beyond the bounds of decency — la obra cae en lo indecente
- it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that they know already — (bien) cabe la posibilidad de que ya lo sepan
- the shop is out of bounds to schoolchildren — los niños tienen prohibido entrar en la tienda
1(field/area/country) delimitarshe refuses to be bounded by practical constraints — se niega a verse constreñida por consideraciones de orden práctico
- a ship bound for New York — un barco con rumbo a Nueva York
- the truck was bound for Italy — el camión iba rumbo a Italia
- they are homeward/Moscow bound — van camino a casa/a Moscú
- He commands 45,000 police and civilians, and is responsible for a massive slice of territory stretching far beyond the bounds of what most people think of as London.
- I do not need to take it any further than to merely say there is a broad power and it can operate beyond the bounds of the Territory.
- Confined within proper bounds, such measures need not pose a threat to civil liberties in general or to academic freedom in particular.
- But his views are neither racist nor extremist; they fall within the bounds of legitimate scholarly debate.
- If the precedent established at Nuremberg has any contemporary relevance, the entire strategy elaborated in this document proceeds outside the bounds of international law.
- His mother appeared to be extremely happy and her happiness seemed me to have no bounds.
- It's fascinating to see how income tax law has been changed over the years in order to continue misleading people while staying technically within the bounds of the Constitution.
- The chance to purchase a site of this critical mass and significance within the bounds of the National Park make it unprecedented in recent years.
- Mikala's clothing and personal belongings clattered to the floor, their owner's body no longer confined within the bounds of the materials and armor.
- The bounds of the territorium, described topographically, match the present Llangors parish.
- Such statements are entirely within the bounds of ‘tolerance’ and ‘civility,’ and they need no apology.
- And, of course, such systems have a way of refusing to be contained within bounds or borders.
- We elves patrol throughout the Black Wood, and well into the bounds of the ancient elf kingdom, including the Marshes where you are from.
- My lamb may not have been the most tender I've ever tasted, but it fell well within the bounds of acceptability, and the lentil sauce was a grainy delight, especially when combined with the dark, thick garlic jus.
- Townspeople of all ages have taken part in the historic beating of the bounds tradition to observe the boundaries of Malmesbury.
- Once within its bounds, I notice a winding single-story caretaker building to our immediate right.
- Built heritage experts concede that the most severely damaged buildings were not the most elegant, stylish or historic within the bounds of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site.
- By contrast, hoarding of a non-monetary commodity is kept within bounds by declining marginal utility.
- But there is ample evidence that they are erecting the bounds of their political playpen far beyond the confines of Westminster.
- Questions linger about how the government will deal with contractors who may have exceeded their contractual authority - and the bounds of the law
- It's within bounds to distribute it by a hybrid, such as these passes - but the owners would be well-advised to pay attention to the social dynamics of hybrid systems.
- They are musicians for the 21st Century, where there are no borders and no bounds.
- Yet even the members of this excellent Cambridge team sometimes fail to confine themselves within the narrow bounds of testimony.
- And yet within the bounds of each paragraph, the writing is extremely cogent, even sometimes quite strictly disciplined
- Curious as always, we walked beyond the bounds of the current development, into the rock of the desert.
- The Crown sets a finite limit and says that is the bounds within which it will negotiate, and if that is not accepted, then it will not be able to negotiate.
- My only limits are the bounds of good taste, what I consider good taste.
- His ambition for approbation sets bounds and limits to his ambition, so to speak.
- Capable of great inspiration and idealism, they are often accused of lacking realism and being too trusting in the conviction that the power of belief, hope, or love can transcend all bounds and borders.
- Even within these tolerant bounds, however, Nicolas Roeg was a limit tester.
- Therefore, the question of having a navy and of its parameters far transcends the bounds of military tasks alone for any state.
- Much to my delight, the traffic was heading in the other direction and I had the northern bound freeway to myself.
- Two experienced Spaniards, inseparable partners, were bound for Ancohuma.
- A passenger, who just arrived at the station and asked for anonymity, was forced by several bus brokers to board a bus which is not bound for his destination.
- Oh sure, she was bound for a very good college and was fairly certain that he wasn't, but was it worth it?
- Two planes carrying 89 people took off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport yesterday around an hour apart and bound for two different destinations.
- The strike also delayed trains bound for destinations on the European mainland.
- Although the initial stay was only six months, after returning to France it wasn't long before they were bound for Bulgaria once again.
- That where he is bound come April 5, when he will attempt to better his brave fourth place in last year's National.
- The group was bound for Greece and other European destinations in the hope of earning a livelihood to support their families back home.
- Once again the lorry left Ramsgate aboard the Sally Star bound for Dunkirk.
- On December 3, he checked out again and jumped on a plane bound for Hawaii.
- The only discomfort was sharing space with at least a couple of passengers bound for the same destination.
- The container was loaded onto a ship at Zeebrugge bound for Ireland and police believe that is the most likely place for them to have stowed away.
- Servants bound for less desirable colonial destinations also received shorter terms.
- But how many minutes will the bench - bound Italian with the stylised facial hair play against the Koreans?
- Suitcases, once bound for holidays abroad in Mexico and the USA, were left strewn across all four lanes of the carriageway.
- We in the hardboat were bound for Mumbles Pier, the others for more distant destinations.
- So he fled that very night, running many miles away from his master, and jumped onto a ship bound for Britain.
- They made sure that they were on the next flight bound for Toronto.
- He shouted at a handful of passengers, who boarded another bus bound for the same destination, and forced them to alight, leaving all their belongings in the bus.
- She came bounding down the hallway from the kitchen shouting at him.
- As I sloshed into the house, Bobby came bounding down the stairs.
- As she was climbing the stairs, Joel came bounding down, dressed in khaki pants and a blue button down shirt that practically made his eyes, which were the exact same color, pop out of his head.
- A girl in a ruffled jean miniskirt with a colourfully striped v-neck, her light hoodie zip-up flying behind her, came bounding down the stairs.
- A moment later I was bounding down the stairs to tell my mom.
- It was just as I was getting distracted by this odd train of thought that the door at the top of the staircase flew open and Rachel Marie began bounding down the stairs.
- As I sat, Eleanor came bounding down the stairs.
- A young child out with her family was terrified by a couple of unruly dogs when they bounded up to her.
- Nick practically bounded ahead of me, the concept of pace eluding him.
- We do not know who won the high jump or the triple jump except that a couple of Swedes have gone bounding down the track in delight.
- As if on cue, Alisha came bounding down the stairs.
- Over the past five years, productivity has bounded ahead to an annual rate of almost three percent, after spending 20 years at an average of less than half that level.
- ‘Bye,’ he nearly whispered, before bounding down the hallway to meet up with the group of friends that had called for him.
- I was still lying in bed, trying to force my eyes open, when he bounded up to me like a kid on his 12th birthday.
- Sally bounded up to him when he walked into the building alone the next morning.
- As soon as we got back outside, she came bounding down the street, being pursued by another dog.
- Valentine sensed the relaxed atmosphere and bounded up to Aimée, jumping up on her.
- He bounded up to me and started to interrogate me as to whom I knew at the party and why I was here.
- A small rabbit came bounding down the path at one point.
- A pot of tea, thankfully, was on the kitchen table, and I slumped over to it eagerly, flopping down in my battered chair as Mom came bounding down the stairs, my three bags in hand.
1(obliged)to be bound to + inf
- the police are bound to prosecute in such cases — la policía está obligada a remitir tales casos a la justicia
- he felt bound to tell his mother what had happened — se sintió obligado a decirle a su madre lo que había sucedido
- I'm duty/honor bound to tell you the truth — es mi deber/obligación decirte la verdad
- bound and determined — empeñado
2(certain)to be bound to + inf
- it was bound to happen sooner or later — tarde o temprano tenía que suceder
- she's bound to be elected — seguro que sale elegida
- it's bound to be expensive — seguro que es caro
- it was bound to go wrong — no cabía duda de que iba a salir mal
- they're up to no good, I'll be bound — estoy seguro de que están haciendo algo que no deben
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