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
- But despite this fact the party has been uprooted from the political arena with defeats in both the elections.
- They haven't even begun - after two election defeats!
- ‘The first 12 months after an election defeat are always difficult,’ Smith said.
- Election defeats are being interpreted by some as a referendum on the presidency.
- He lost his job after a shock defeat at the local elections in June.
- After the election defeat in May 2004, the Party has gone through a series of crises.
- 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.
- They lived the illusion of victory in every one of their lost battles, and to this day we refuse to admit our defeats.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 two election defeats were put down to an inability to convince the electorate that they could be trusted with the nation's finances.
- She was a representative for Dun Laoghaire from February 1987 until her defeat in the general election of June 1989.
- Michelle has not let her recent defeat at the local elections dampen her spirits, and was, in fact, encouraged by the results.
(of motion, bill)rechazo masculinethe motion suffered a defeat — la moción fue rechazada
3(of hopes, plans)fracaso masculine
1(opponent) derrotar(opponent) vencer
- From page he became confidential emissary to James, and in 1685 after playing a decisive part in defeating Monmouth's rebel army he became a major-general.
- Regular troops can also attain better experience levels by surviving battles and defeating enemies.
- On an incursion into Northumberland, he was defeated at the battle of Stamford Bridge.
- The Prussian army invaded Baden, defeated the rebels, and forced the last remnants of the German revolution to capitulate in the fortress of Rastatt on 23 July.
- Ecgberht had blood claims on the kingdom of the West Saxons and probably Kent; he became briefly king of the Mercians after defeating their king in battle.
- Henry Tudor succeeded to the throne in 1485, after defeating Richard in the Battle of Bosworth.
- The rebels were defeated at the battle of Sedgemoor.
- The Egyptian army was defeated at the battle of Tell el-Kebir.
- In 1644, the Royalist troops were defeated in the battle of Marston Moor.
- The Allies defeated him in battle over the course of the next two years, and finally, on March 31, 1814, Paris fell.
- After defeating Harold at the Battle of Hastings, William gained control over England by the use of the Feudal System.
- Sun Tzu says defeating the enemy without battle requires greater skill than winning on the battlefield.
- I am defeating you in this battle and you perfectly know it’ said Mareki with a smile.
- Unlike conventional warfare, they are not seeking to take territory or defeat us in open battle.
- At Lewes, on May 14th, 1264, he defeated Henry III in battle.
- There was nothing like the feeling of meeting another in battle, the power of wielding a sword, and the victory of defeating the enemy.
- In 1715, Jacobite rebels were defeated at the battle of Preston.
- Brooks scored his first Atlanta Dragway victory when he defeated Steve Adams in the Super Pro final.
- When William defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, it changed the future of English forever.
- She was an Amazon warrior queen before Theseus defeated her in battle, also winning her heart.
2(plans/hopes) 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 (or mis etc.) propios intereses
- When it was initially proposed early in 2001, the motion was defeated by the combined votes of the Fianna Fail and Fine Gael councillors.
- A problem that has to be dealt with immediately, however, is the influx of people into Alexandra, defeating the objective of de-densifying the overcrowded township.
- This proposal was defeated in the UN General Assembly by 60 votes to 15, with 39 abstentions.
- Three years after a referendum in which a republican proposal was defeated, the movement remains alive, although it has no obvious path toward attaining its goal.
- On my first run, he stopped chortling long enough to point out that to use your legs as brakes the whole way down the hill is rather defeating the object.
- Inclusion of modern subjects would defeat this objective.
- The counter proposal was defeated by 6 votes to 2.
- The motion was defeated by just one vote last year, but even since then, there is a far more liberal attitude within the association.
- The closure of a further service facility in rural areas will completely defeat this aim.
- It was a clever stratagem for defeating the tax proposals without incurring the popular odium for doing so.
- Besides, the big clearing banks would probably refuse to honour the holiday and stay open, defeating the object of ‘coming together as a nation’ or whatever else it is people do on their national days.
- The motion was defeated at Holyrood on Thursday.
- Labour eventually defeated the motion 26 votes to 23.
- The motion was defeated by a razor thin vote of 137 to 132.
- We were in danger of becoming a call centre - which defeated the objective of being a technology-based solution.
- This proposal was defeated and since then there has been considerable debate as to how to respond to the Supreme Court decision.
- When that motion was defeated, another was created to add an item to the agenda to further discuss the interpretation of the proxy voting bylaw.
- The motion was subsequently defeated by 26 votes to 24 at a council meeting in June 12, 1992.
- This will defeat the object of a by-pass which will soon become full with short distance commuters.
- Thirdly, it is the accused himself who, by drinking after the event, defeats the aim of the legislature by doing something which makes the scientific test potentially unreliable.
- The Senate defeats proposals to roll back overtime pay.
- If the proposal is defeated the developers could build a 100-foot tower on the same site, but none of the community bonuses would be included in the deal.
- Otherwise travellers will need to find alternative ways of getting to London - defeating an object of traffic reduction.
- However, the motion was defeated by 80 votes to 24.
- They can be satisfied by ritualistic observance with little meaning, defeating their intended objectives.
- ‘If we grant one temporary permission we would have to grant them all, which defeats the object of the law,’ he said.
- It would surely defeat the object of the exercise if we were to give everything away for free?
- The ‘don't knows’ have melted to 45, and the motion is defeated by 400 to 265.
- They invoked the Armageddon option and started threatening to table a vote of confidence in the Government if the rebels defeated the proposal.
- In fact disclosure of their meaning would defeat their very object in sending them.
- Having too many choices not only defeats the objective of providing each of us with a neater fit but it inflates our sense of self-importance.
- I, of course, prefer giving the constitution's limits effect over a restraint that defeat the constitution's aim.
- Are you now glad that both proposals were defeated?
- Its spokeswoman Nancy Webster said she feared the high charges would defeat the object of the legislation.
- The Outer Ring Road was designed to keep truck traffic away from the city, but the growth of the suburbs defeated this objective.
- Coimbatore's roadside parks and islands stand to defeat the very objective of road-safety.
- But quite frankly if it's going to rain all week then the object has been defeated.
- The team defeated the motion which was ‘That child labour is a necessity in the developing world.’
- The proposal was soundly defeated in a recorded vote with only 11 voting for the motion. 67 voted against and there were 11 abstentions.
- Paradoxically, it drove people to take the law into their own hands more than ever before defeating the purported objective behind the law.
3(government/opposition) derrotar(bill/amendment/motion) rechazar
4informal(baffle)it defeats me — no alcanzo a comprenderlo
- For reasons that defeat us, The Road Goes On Forever has been out of print for 20 years.
- Every time you think you have a handle on it, you are simply defeated by the impossible vastness of even the smallest aspects of space.
- While some may see this as an instance of human narcissism defeating scientific understanding, we would do better to see it as a reason for tempering the narcissism of science.
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