In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Sportfinta feminineto make a feint — fintear Latin America
- The self-absorbed men take center stage via a series of furtive crouches, runs, hops, and boxing feints.
- Both players attempt to control the space by confusing the opponent with feints and deceptive moves.
- Your opponent makes a feint to your six, then hits your eight with a simple lunge.
- If the attack is commenced when the opponent's blade is not in line, the attack may be completed either direct, or by one disengagement or by a cut-over, or else be preceded by successful feints which oblige the opponent to parry.
- I thought I gained my respect early and the guy saw that all those feints and tricks were not working.
1.2Militarymasculine amagoto make a feint — hacer un amago
- Fix the enemy in place using skirmishes, artillery, feints, and demonstrations while probing his lines.
- A feint can force your enemy to tie down huge amounts of forces to protect against an attack that never comes.
- The German High Command, viewing the Normandy attack as a feint, failed until too late to commit their armored reserves.
- Account should be taken at the same time of enemy methods of feints and other stratagems.
- In a more narrow sense, the use of strategy may be seen in demonstrations and feints that surprise the enemy by hitting him where he is unprepared.
2(on paper)narrow feint — renglones estrechos masculine
- feint-ruled paper — papel rayado / pautado / con renglones
1Sportfintarfintear Latin America
- So we circled each other for some time feinting at one another.
- He took half a step backwards to stabilise himself, before feinting to the left and bringing his sword around to the right.
- He taught me how to feint and pull back and right-hand counter-punch.
- I shifted my grip on my weapon and parried as he feinted at me.
- Fencing has developed over the centuries to become Europe's most refined martial art, and when one learns how to feint, lunge, parry and riposte it is possible to take this combative art to Olympic level.
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