In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(get involved)entrometerseinmiscuirseinterferirto interfere in sth — entrometerse / inmiscuirse / interferir en algo
- she started interfering, as usual — empezó a entrometerse, como de costumbre
- the minister didn't interfere — la ministra no se inmiscuyó / no interfirió
- Ms Moylan told the Herald: ‘My personal view is that the law should not interfere in this.’
- ‘We will always be open and helpful,’ he said, expressing hope that the Attorney General's Office would not interfere in the matter.
- Two, I don't interfere in my brother's professional life, just as he doesn't interfere in my political life.
- He added: ‘It strikes me that it also goes against the constantly stated commitment to not interfere in the admissions processes of universities.’
- We've interfered in their lives, their economies and everything, and now because it suits, we say that we cannot interfere in their internal affairs.
- Some say that it is not right for us to interfere in Austrian politics.
- The Television New Zealand Act specifically prevents me from interfering in the day-to-day operations of broadcasting, including programming decisions.
- But if it tries not to interfere in the affairs of another country it is seen as sacrificing a life.
- The relevant people should not make a fuss and should not interfere in business deals for political reasons.
- Ensure the judiciary are not in a position to interfere in matters National Security.
- This, of course, does not stop her noseying around, interfering and gossiping to her heart's content, especially to her completely hen-pecked hubby Norman.
- We will not allow anyone to interfere in our internal affairs.
- Ida Willis is a no-nonsense, interfering housekeeper whose temperament is ill-suited to her clients.
- Starring Sally Phillips as Clare, the control freak who likes nothing better than interfering in other people's lives, this series finds her still struggling to control both her professional and private life.
- But she'd promised herself she'd never interfere in a situation like that - and she didn't.
- He is said to have added, ‘We have to preserve this country by respecting the professionals and not interfere in their work.’
- ‘Let me be clear, the international community is sending the force to assist the Afghans, not to interfere in their affairs,’ he said.
- He assured them he would not interfere in their affairs.
- She is the archetypal interfering Jewish mother, and wastes little time in exerting her influence over the new occupants.
- He is good at standing back and not interfering too much, just being there as a shoulder to cry on if I need it.
2.1(disrupt)to interfere with sth — tocar algo
- as long as it doesn't interfere with your studies — mientras no afecte (a) tus estudios
- don't interfere with me when I'm working — no me estorbes cuando estoy trabajando
- Many universities report that they instituted the zones to protect free speech rights and prevent demonstrations from interfering with other campus activities.
- The poll found one in five adults suffers from fatigue that interferes with routine activities several times a week.
- There is a lot of cynicism about political contributions interfering with the process, and with good reason.
- Questions need to be asked about whether there is a way to shorten the process without interfering with justice.
- They felt his personal views, such as that homosexuality was a sin, would interfere with his ability to carry out the job.
- Bankrupting a city and interfering with its commercial activities can have big impacts, you know.
- This means the members' hockey activities do not interfere with their jobs or education.
- This will prevent other processes from interfering with our server while it is actually in the process of delivering a page.
- When one or more of these are not working properly, it interferes with the proper working of internal organs.
- I also don't see how the exchange interfered with the process.
2.2(tamper)to interfere with sth — tocar algo
- the lock had clearly been interfered with — era obvio que alguien había tocado la cerradura
- It is stated that any person who tampers or interferes with any aircraft or its equipment commits an offence and will be liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000.
- All seven species of sea turtles are listed as threatened or endangered, so it is illegal to harm or interfere with a sea turtle or its eggs.
- The teenager must not interfere with, damage or take without consent any vehicle or any other property.
- This year alone he has been charged with arson, criminal damage, interfering with a car and two counts of common assault.
- She sentenced Cradden to six months imprisonment for malicious damage to a car and a further three months for interfering with a car, both to run consecutively.
- She was arrested and charged with criminal damage, assault, interfering with motor vehicles, aggravated trespass and harassment, and causing alarm and distress.
- Wohler's criminal record included offences of going equipped for theft, criminal damage, aggravated vehicle taking, interfering with a vehicle and disqualified driving.
- He once threatened me with a knife after I stopped him interfering with a vehicle left in by a customer.
- Ballast and a lump of concrete had been placed on the line and the youngsters had been seen throwing stones while running on the tracks and interfering with signalling equipment.
2.3to interfere with sth — tocar algo
- No CB radios or cell phones are allowed on the sites as well, since they might also interfere.
- In this way, frequencies can be re-used in other cell clusters, allowing far more users onto the airwaves without any risk of their signals interfering.
- I used to listen to John Peel in the late seventies and early eighties when radio one was still on AM only and you had to tune it exactly or you got Radio Moscow interfering.
- Coase in 1959 concluded that the problem was that signals interfere.
- Paper items are considered easier to tag because the products don't interfere as much with radio waves.
- Tunnels and nearby buildings can interfere and completely block signals.
- Satellite engineers also designed antennas that did not interfere with systems orbiting nearby and recommended adequate separation between satellites to prevent signals from interfering.
3.1(in US football)to interfere with sb — obstaculizar a algn
3.2(in races)to interfere with sb — obstaculizar a algn
- Differential pairs have to be used, and that means having to add shielding around the pins and often using extra pins to provide round planes to stop the signals interfering with each other through crosstalk at these speeds.
- It will also interfere with electronic ignition systems and stop vehicles.
- The developers must also determine how to control magnetic fields in each memory cell, to stop the fields from interfering with their neighbors and creating errors.
- This is important because I want to lower the 5030 below the bar when I'm launching from the cart and my bridle would normally interfere with any instruments on the base bar.
- Something I found curious was the fact that to fit in some audio headers where the PCI slots were to be placed, and to stop the cards from interfering with the header, the pins were bent at a 90 degree angle.
4Britisheuphemistic(molest)to interfere with sb — obstaculizar a algn
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