In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(cutting part)filo masculineto put an edge on sth — afilar algo
- companies on the leading edge of information technology — compañías a la vanguardia de la informática
- It is believed that the knife had a three-inch blade with a serrated edge.
- Its blade was five feet long and golden, with jagged edges on the sides of the blade.
- The only thing she had to do was stay away from any blades' edges.
- Sticky sap and grime cause dull blade edges, which make poor cuts.
- Circular blades formed blade breakers on either side of the flare, their outer edges sharpened.
- Because of their sinuous edges and thick blades, these knives tended to rip and tear materials.
- As she arrived, Silveria left to a separate table to allow them to block his blade's razor edge.
- When she stopped blowing, it emerged a new, clean shape, the blade twisting with curling edges, designed to rip rather than cut.
- A gasp escaped from him as the sword's razor edge sliced through his left shoulder.
- That means they can be used on the edges of razor blades for a smoother cut.
- The knife has been described as having a six or seven-inch blade with a jagged edge down one side only.
- The steel, because it held a good sharp edge was employed on the edges of the blade, with the relatively softer iron making up the bulk of the core of the blade.
- With a gasp, he lands on the blades, feeling their edges bite into the soles of his boots.
- The edges of the blade would then be tempered in order to achieve maximum effectiveness.
1.2(sharpness)his voice had a menacing edge to it — su voz tenía un tono amenazante
- the article lacks critical edge — el artículo no es lo suficientemente incisivo
2(advantage)ventaja feminineit would give us the edge over our competitors — nos colocaría en una posición de ventaja con respecto a nuestros competidores
- he has a definite edge over his rivals — tiene una clara ventaja sobre sus rivales
- we no longer have the edge in quality or price — ya no tenemos la delantera ni en calidad ni en precio
- The responses to the query as to whether Bangalore has lost its edge are along similar lines.
- Things are getting easier for sure, but you still have to come with tight music and a creative edge, that's for sure.
- Six years away from the pressurised tracks of Europe doesn't seem to have blunted his competitive edge.
- Starting in the 1970s, the government imposed regulations to give an edge to local lenders.
- This time round, the immediacy and breadth of much internet coverage has, for news junkies, already given it the edge over TV and print.
- That's good news for gun dealers, who are always looking for an edge to boost business and increase profits.
- He is expected to have the edge over his three rivals.
- Concrete reasoning gives you the edge over your peers and rivals.
- It has just sharpened their edge for the championship ahead.
- Yes, I'd even say it has the edge over London - no offense of course.
- In this edition, Marines looks at new technologies and the never ending desire of Marines to sharpen their individual edges.
- Its quick reaction time and high rate of fire gives the Indian Army an edge during low intensity war-like situations.
- We are constantly looking for improvements that will give us the edge over our competition.
- With both sets of defences holding the edge over the opposing attackers, the opening twenty minutes was a dead affair.
- The summit will challenge the notion that ethics and spirituality blunt the competitive edge.
- The only comparable medium could be film, but I do think music has the edge.
- But there is more pressure for the school leaver to have a competitive edge in the job market.
- The Tarentaise qualities give it an edge over all other breeds when it comes to survival and fitness.
- Over the same time, New South Wales also lost its leading edge in environmental policy.
- After that, modern equipment gave a company the edge over others.
3.1(border, brink)borde masculineorilla feminineat the water's edge — a la orilla del agua
- the car rolled over the edge — el coche se despeñó / se desbarrancó
- it kept us on the edge of our seats till the end — nos tuvo en vilo / en tensión hasta el final
- We never learn from our mistakes and we are all, at any moment, standing at the edge of chaos.
- The long, flexible prongs are placed around the outside edges of the shoe to improve stability and traction and to provide a cushion while you walk.
- It's partly the strained atmosphere in Japan at this moment, with the whole nation poised on the edge of a financial crash.
- The road direct from Middleton is steep and narrow, with the road surface breaking away at the edges due to water erosion in places.
- Arranged at the outer edges of the bed, the specimen acts as part of your framework for your design.
- The speed and tension of city life has him at the edge of psychosis: something has to give, there has to be a safety valve.
- I found a tree toward the edges of the outside area, and sat cross-legged, before unzipping my guitar bag.
- A handful of sharpshooters already line the outer edge of the roof.
- They should have only about a foot of the natural floor showing around the outside edges.
- You can even add a stenciled cut-out design around the edge of the box.
- A shape was rising up out of the swamp, just outside the edges of the city.
- He gripped the edge of the bed and sweat was already starting to run.
- The trim was stitched close to the inside edge then the outside edge.
- In the evening, deer may be seen drinking at the water's edge.
- To prevent movement of the metal within the joint, a small bead of silicone sealant can be applied near the outside edges of the T flanges.
- The center was not as lit as the outside edges were.
- He skirted the western edge of the Lake and followed the well-worn path through the woods.
- Moving to the edge of the small clearing, I peered through the trees.
- Secure the layers with pins, smoothing the fabric from the center to the outside edges.
- And he's constructed water-resistant decking from the patio to the water's edge.
- Tyler threw himself up in rage and gripped the edge of his bed.
- I playfully shot back, still guiding my horse along the water's edge.
- These can be used for the outside edges of your walkway without having to be trimmed first.
3.2(of object)the cloth had frayed at the edges — el paño se había deshilachado en los bordes
- I laid the planks edge to edge — coloqué las tablas lado con lado
- the coin landed on its edge — la moneda cayó de canto
1.1(border)the collar was edged with fur — el cuello estaba ribeteado de piel
- the paper was edged in black — el papel tenía un borde negro
- the palm trees that edged the beach — las palmeras que bordeaban la playa
1.2(lawn/grass) recortar los bordes de
- Both the dense forest interiors and the fringes edging peat swamps are favoured.
- A smooth border edges the mainspring housing and front of the grip strap to reduce drag and snag when carried concealed under.
- Raffael offers a partial view of a pool edged by rocks with brush hanging over the water.
- Perhaps he did not attend the public meeting last week where we were told that the development would be 94 yards from the line of trees edging Windmill Lane.
- One of my favourite ways to edge a garden is to use an herb border.
- You can still see the line of the canal where it edges the massacre site.
- A gravel driveway provides parking and the lawn is edged with several well stocked beds.
- In addition, the borders surrounding the central lawn are edged with one-foot squares of flagstone.
- Both sections were edged by a gray, consistent border.
- Though they still traveled the same road, they had left the long line of trees that edged it.
2(move cautiously)he edged his chair closer to hers — fue acercando su silla a la de ella
- I tried to edge her toward the door — traté de llevarla poco a poco hacia la puerta
- she edged her way along the ledge — fue avanzando poco a poco por la cornisa
- I edged my way along the packed corridor — me fui abriendo paso por el pasillo abarrotado de gente
3(sharpen)afilara voice edged with fear — una voz que dejaba traslucir cierto temor
- ‘The next shot won't miss,’ she assured him, malice edging her voice.
- Sarcasm edged his voice and he turned back to the lesson only to be interrupted by the low buzz of someone's cell phone.
- He'd lost the impatience that had edged his voice just moments before.
- ‘You are slightly late for once,’ he said, sarcasm edging his voice.
- ‘I think… I think that they are going to execute Darrius,’ she responded, worry edging her voice.
- ‘I had to, she was going to hurt herself,’ he responded, steel edging his voice.
- Her voice was edged with more seriousness than usual.
- Her voice was suddenly edged with anxiety, as if she too felt as if something was wrong.
- His voice was edged with pain, and I saw that he was struggling to keep his mask of self-assurance on.
- Sabrina was trying hard to be kind, Kris could tell, but her voice was edged with annoyance.
4US→ edge out
1to edge forward/closer/away — ir avanzando/acercándose/alejándose (poco a poco)
- the child edged closer to his mother — el niño se fue arrimando a su madre
- they are edging toward an agreement — poco a poco se están acercando a un acuerdo
- the pound edged up half a cent against the dollar — la libra logró subir medio centavo con respecto al dólar
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