In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(by opponent)derrota feminineafter their defeat of the rebels — tras derrotar a los rebeldes
- to suffer (a) defeat — sufrir una derrota
- they suffered (a) defeat at the hands of the Turks — fueron derrotados por los turcos
- to accept / admit defeat — darse por vencido
- He lost his job after a shock defeat at the local elections in June.
- But despite this fact the party has been uprooted from the political arena with defeats in both the elections.
- After the election defeat in May 2004, the Party has gone through a series of crises.
- It's not helped by an Opposition that has failed to respect its time-honoured tradition of turning on and devouring itself after successive election defeats.
- ‘The first 12 months after an election defeat are always difficult,’ Smith said.
- The two election defeats were put down to an inability to convince the electorate that they could be trusted with the nation's finances.
- Michelle has not let her recent defeat at the local elections dampen her spirits, and was, in fact, encouraged by the results.
- They haven't even begun - after two election defeats!
- They have made no progress between their landslide defeat in the 1997 election and their second defeat in 2001.
- The 1940 election saw the defeat of then Mayor Telford.
- Nixon's performance in this debate was in part instrumental in his defeat and the election of John F. Kennedy to the White house in the November 1960.
- She was a representative for Dun Laoghaire from February 1987 until her defeat in the general election of June 1989.
- They lived the illusion of victory in every one of their lost battles, and to this day we refuse to admit our defeats.
- It was always going to be difficult to get all of us in the same city on the same day and despite frantic juggling we've had to admit a temporary defeat.
- Election defeats are being interpreted by some as a referendum on the presidency.
(of motion, bill)rechazo masculinethe motion suffered a defeat — la moción fue rechazada
3(of hopes, plans)fracaso masculine
1(opponent) derrotar(opponent) vencer
2(hopes/plans) frustrarwe were defeated in our attempt to climb Everest — nuestro intento de escalar el Everest se vio frustrado
- it was lack of funds that defeated us — fue la falta de fondos lo que nos hizo fracasar
- to defeat one's own ends/purpose — ir en contra de sus (/ mis etc. ) propios intereses
- that would defeat the object / purpose of the exercise — eso iría en contra de lo que se pretende lograr
3(opposition/government) derrotar(motion/amendment/bill) rechazar
4informal(baffle)it defeats me — no alcanzo a comprenderlo
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