In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(measures/weapon/play/move) defensivothere's no need to be / get so defensive! — ¡no hay por qué ponerse tan a la defensiva!
- to be on the defensive — estar a la defensiva
- However, the Soviet forces quickly managed to construct new defensive positions and bring up fresh forces.
- The mammals swam in tight circles to create a defensive barrier as the great white lurked under the surface.
- They were left to rue one awful defensive blunder which enabled full back Simon Verbickas to race in for a try.
- I followed her outside to where the guards had formed defensive ranks.
- Early in the match he brought a fine save out of David Marshall in the Celtic goal after a defensive error from Joos Valgaeren.
- On the other hand, the Austrians enjoyed a strong defensive position that could be maintained at a relatively low cost.
- He is the first player ever to be voted top rookie and defensive player of the year in the same season.
- Liverpool have the eighth best goalscoring record and the seventh best defensive record.
- He has as much athleticism as any collegiate player and strong defensive ability.
- In front of it lay the very strong Hindenburg Line - a defensive position in which the Germans put a great deal of trust.
- Dings deserve credit for some excellent defensive work and solid set-piece play.
- This group unites to form a defensive force to protect the city from a new band of villains.
- Getting your first wind is now a difficult thing, the weaker player getting into a defensive stance right from the start.
- The shire developed in Saxon times around Nottingham itself, where the rock made a strong defensive position.
- A great defensive performance kept the score line blank at half time.
- Next, have the player go through the defensive movements in slow motion on the court.
- The Rams are sure to use most of their draft picks on defensive talent and make staff changes.
- The Bucs simply played a brilliant defensive game, one of the best in recent memory.
- Those involved in the ambush said a trap had been laid, and that the area was marked with defensive earth berms and firing positions.
- The final was closer than the scoreline suggested, with both players adopting a defensive style in a gruelling final.
- At the Tuileries, meanwhile, courtiers were going about armed and preparing defensive positions.
- He is not considered a good defensive player, mainly because of his lack of speed.
- Make a short hard jab step in the direction of the defensive player with your right foot.
- Benitez can also boast having one of the country's best defensive records having conceded just six times.
- The defensive players were boisterous and energetic and were taking it to the offense.
- You are the dominant defensive player in the game, yet rarely do you run into foul trouble.
- A defensive lapse in the 43rd minute allowed a Brandon player to get a shot on target.
- At the time when he was forced into suspension United sat top of the table, with the best defensive record in the league.
- Very early on in a table tennis career you have to decide whether you want to be an attacking or defensive player.
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