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(cause to fall)(fence/door) tirar abajo(obstacle) derribarhe knocked him down in the second round — lo derribó en el segundo asalto
- he ran into her and knocked her down — chocó con ella y la hizo caer / la tiró al suelo
1.3(demolish)(slums/building) echar abajo(building/slums) derribar(slums/building) derrumbar(wall) tirar (abajo)
1.4(dismantle)(machinery) desmontar(machinery) desarmar
2.1informal (reduce)(price/charge) rebajarwe knocked her down to £150 — conseguimos que nos rebajara el precio a 150 libras
2.2informal (at auction)it was knocked down at £60 — se subastó en 60 libras
- in the end it was knocked down to Mr Smith — finalmente se lo adjudicaron al señor Smith
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