In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desorientarto become disoriented — desorientarse
- It's a fantastic way to really confuse and disorient someone.
- Portable strobe lights can distract or disorient the suspect and may cause temporary visual impairment.
- The most triumphant princes are those ‘who have been able to confuse and disorient men's brains.’
- If the theory is true, perhaps artificial fields could be generated to confuse or disorient the mites and reduce the damage they cause to people and agriculture.
- This confuses and disorients people, breeding a climate of suspicion and mistrust.
- For loving, spontaneous, secure family relationships to exist at all depends upon parents telling their children stories about family life that make sense to them - not that confuse and disorient them.
- She points out that the food and beverage industry has become quite adept at playing a game of semantics that disorients overworked state legislators and confuses the general public.
- Erasure of reference points disorients memory and identity.
- Combat is also an extremely noisy, chaotic, confusing, and disorienting place which can overload the soldier's senses.
- The murder of innocent civilians enrages, disorients and confuses the public.
- To test the lobsters' navigation abilities, researchers Boles and Lohmann developed complicated measures to disorient and confuse the animals.
- It is possible, after all, that we are all so accustomed to Hollywood comedy and straightforward storytelling, that any other type of film-making disorients our intellect and turns us off.
- The people move slowly enough to annoy me but quickly enough to disorient me.
- Rather, the work disorients and destabilises any viewing through those familiar signs.
- Discovering that a peculiarity of motor manufacturing means that I have to pay to replace the entire exhaust system on my car rather than the single part that's fallen off disorients me even further.
- Thrashing instructors simulate the hazards of combat by trying to disorient, distract and even wrangle masks or the snorkel from a ‘buddy’ team.
- The hotel-room mirrors were so disorienting she couldn't find the bathroom.
- (Such a conflation highlights why terrorism can only confuse and disorient the broad mass of working people).
- Superficially, it's about the relatively recent phenomenon of women's boxing, but it's so slow and obvious that it couldn't disorient the most befuddled member of the audience.
- To confuse, disorient or otherwise debilitate a person through chemicals or electronically, is not to control that person.
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