In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cautivo masculinecautiva feminine
- Woomera is the perfect place for a prison camp; even if its captives escape, they won't be able to get far.
- After great battles, the captives were brought to the temple of Dagon to wait in the darkness.
- Consternation spread through the armed men, and a subdued elation sprang into the hearts of the captives.
- At one point, the hostage wife demands to take one of the other captives to the ladies' room.
- Why had he suddenly turned around, turned himself in, and gotten help for his captives?
- Many local leaders, however, continued to sell captives to illegal slave traders.
- In the old days there were also slaves, those born as slaves and more recent captives.
- The rebels generally bring their captives across the border to a Lord's Resistance Army camp in Sudan.
- The prison guards stand over their captives with electric cattle prods, stun guns, and dogs.
- The small room at the end was obviously the room where the captives had been detained.
- Often, he would hold women as captives until they were sold as slaves at a town held auction.
- The United States government is forbidden by its own law from torturing captives and prisoners.
- They had become hostages at sea, where captives are more discreetly disposed of than anywhere else.
- They have suffered many casualties, and their jails are full to the brim with captives.
- After 1815 British warships who captured slave ships brought freed captives there.
- Another short chain joins the leg-irons to the handcuffs, ensuring the captives cannot walk properly.
- The government has so far refused to consider the exchange and the captives are condemned to many more years in their jungle prisons.
- Each rebel carried many, many weapons so they could arm the captives they saved.
- If his captives were using torture to keep him subdued, he would be too proud to let her know.
- The hostage takers have allowed their 14 captives to receive supplies for the first time ever.
1to take/hold sb captive — tomar prisionero/mantener cautivo / prisionero a algn
- to have a captive market — tener el monopolio del mercado
- to have a captive audience — tener un público que no tiene más remedio que escuchar
- he held the audience captive — mantuvo captada la atención del público
- You have a captive audience and you have to entertain them.
- I don't even begrudge them the 30 minutes' worth of commercials they subjected their captive audience to.
- A Bolton Evening News reader correctly described the victims of that kind of marketing as a ‘vulnerable and captive audience’.
- So he's got a captive audience out there, and he's appealing to them.
- The transporters take full advantage of the situation by extending sub-standard service to an almost captive clientele.
- And we didn't have to act as a captive audience while an ego-maniac musician regaled us with stories of his career/tour/hobbies.
- If it targets only a captive audience, the intelligentsia, it is an exercise in futility, he argues.
- Crowds jostle and a six-piece jazz band begins to entertain the captive audience as the rain sheets down outside.
- At its core, The Agenda is another book about how the days of selling to eager, captive customers are over.
- Like patients and pupils, motorists are a captive audience.
- It's just plain exploitation of a captive audience.
- Non-stop advertising to a captive audience is a marketing heaven and is exactly what our private rail networks plan to introduce very soon.
- The company has made no secret of its intention to work with broadcasters and advertisers, and to market products directly to its 400,000-strong captive audience.
- It's all a scheme to build a captive audience for his lectures.
- It's an opportunity for box holders to thank a captive audience for their loyalty, as well as fostering goodwill, generating new business and cementing working relationships.
- Again, it looks like the president is not appearing anywhere except with a captive audience in front of him.
- Spin some tall tale which would hold their captive audience enthralled.
- I wanted revenge, but I could hear the suppressed laughter and snickering coming from my captive audience.
- They're a captive audience, with no real choices and no real means to fight for their right to party.
- Given a captive audience and a good percentage of business travellers it is easy for a hotel restaurant to get complacent, not so here.
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