In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine ligamento de la corvamasculine tendón del corvejónmasculine tendón del jarrete
1(render powerless)I was hamstrung: I couldn't help them — estaba atado de pies y manos: no podía ayudarlos
- the project was hamstrung by lack of funds — el proyecto se vio frustrado por falta de fondos
2(horse) cortarle el tendón del corvejón a(horse) cortarle el tendón del jarrete a
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