In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Militarydefensa feminine(spending) de defensaSecretary of Defense — Secretario de Defensa masculine Mexico
- Defence Minister — (in UK) Ministra de Defensa
1.2(on personal level)defensa feminineto come to sb's defense — salir / acudir en defensa de algn
- the old man didn't put up much of a defense against the muggers — el anciano no opuso mucha resistencia a los asaltantes
2.1(protection)defensa feminineprotección femininedefense against sth — defensa / protección contra algo
2.2(apologia)defensa femininea convincing defense of his theories — una convincente defensa de sus teorías
3defenses pluralMilitary Psychology Medicinedefensas femininethe body's defenses — las defensas del organismo
- to lower / drop one's defenses — bajar la guardia
- I wore down his defenses — conseguí que bajara la guardia
4Lawdefensa femininethe accused will conduct his own defense — el acusado se hará cargo de / llevará su propia defensa
- ignorance of the law is no defense — la ignorancia de la ley no exime de su cumplimiento
- the defense — la defensa
- before noun defense counsel — abogado defensor
- defense witness — testigo de la defensa
5.1Sportdefensa femininethe team is strong on defense — el equipo tiene una buena defensa
5.2(in chess)defensa feminine
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