In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(twist, catch)enredarto become entangled in sth — enredarse en algo
- his feet got entangled in the net — se le enredaron los pies en la red
- Somehow Mary's legs got entangled with his, and he sprawled flat on his face, losing his cigar.
- Inspired by South American cowboys, some forces deploy bolas, several yards of rope weighted with rubber balls, to entangle a suspect's legs.
- At midnight, Sara awoke to a dark room with her blankets entangled around her legs.
- He grabbed her hand and entangled their fingers together instead.
- Chicks more than a week old are removed from their nests between early March to May by using curved needles tied to a rope which are inserted into the nest cavities entangling the chicks.
- Emily gracefully spun to face him and caught the whip in her still entangled right hand.
- The staff was meticulously made, a devoutly curved and twisted wrap of gold entangling the base silver of it, with a single blood-red gem shaped like an orb tipping it.
- The Fiobuoy can be used in situations where tethered surface buoys would be dangerous for marine navigation or risk entangling wildlife in buoy lines, or where an underwater object needs to be safeguarded from interference or theft.
- Over the years, I have noticed that the most lethargic are likely to have algae and various invertebrates cloaking their shells and eyes, and plenty of mussels entangling their legs and gills.
- I can't seem to even get past the CD singles stand without entangling my foot around a badly placed world music display.
- Otherwise, it either withers away or entangles the individual lives of the couple in a terrible way.
- Otway is doing all it can to persuade local fishermen to cut penguins free from their nets when they get entangled with a catch.
- His trouser leg became entangled in the rotating rod and he was flipped over.
- It remembered President Washington's warning against entangling foreign alliances.
- He growled in annoyance as he hacked through an appendage trying to entangle his legs.
- Red tape now entangles the interrogation process, and detainees know that their adversaries' hands are tied.
- When they hit bottom everyone was entangled with someone else's legs or arms.
- With their hands still entangled together, they looked at their family innocently.
- We have told both parties repeatedly, publicly and loudly to get out of our way and stop entangling our campaign with their schemes.
- Before now scientists only managed to entangle a few atoms close together, raising a question mark over the practicality of quantum technology.
2(in scheme, lie)to become entangled in sth — verse envuelto / involucrado en algo
- don't get entangled with them — no te metas en enredos con ellos
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