In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to play leapfrog — jugar a la pídola
- This game of electoral leapfrog might be in the best interest of individual states, but it's destructive to the national interest.
- Key states play leapfrog in the skirmish for early primary dates.
intransitive verbleapfrogging, leapfrogged
1saltarJohn leapfrogged over his brother — John saltó por encima de su hermano
- she leapfrogged into second place — saltó al segundo lugar
transitive verbleapfrogging, leapfrogged
1she leapfrogged her less ambitious colleagues — dejó atrás a sus colegas menos ambiciosos
- They have leapfrogged the competition through adaptive strategies and ever-better product quality.
- And if this demonstration could be done in a way that leapfrogged the competition, all the better.
- But we still managed to end up leapfrogging all the way.
- The massive margin of victory recorded by Bridlington over Bolton Percy in no way reflected their close proximity in the league table where the coastal outfit leapfrogged their opponents after winning by 215 runs.
- And two more points over an indifferent Brods side would see them leapfrog the visitors and move within touching distance of leaders Bridlington and York.
- The bait: an opportunity for politicians-in-the-making to leapfrog into lofty party positions.
- Actually this was an amazing attempt at leapfrogging everyone.
- Despite being demoted down to fourth at the mid-way point, he soon reasserted his authority and leapfrogged back up to pole position.
- This happened because France leapfrogged Scotland after winning their own tournament, the final contest of last season, and gaining 20 points as a result.
- Without a large and well-integrated base, any attempt to leapfrog by moving in unproven directions in technological growth can lead to long-term problems, even if there are some gains in the short term.
- This victory allowed them to leapfrog Hibs and move back into third place in the league.
- A relatively obscure virtualisation system has leapfrogged better-known rivals.
- Back to the point, it has been leapfrogged by several other visualizers.
- The team had overtaken the Italians but still failed to leapfrog the leading three.
- So when she gets into the job market, graduates younger than her are leapfrogging for positions.
- City won 2-1 to leapfrog Walsall and move back into 19th spot, still ten points clear of the bottom three.
- As a result, the visiting side leapfrogged their opponents to move second in the table.
- If California wine continues to grow at this rate, the state could leapfrog over France in take-home wine sales, as Australia did.
- For Dublin, most of all, is European, looking to Bonn and Barcelona rather than London, having leapfrogged over us into Euroland with acres of European news dominating the media.
- The matches against Scotland and versus Italy, in two weeks' time, are most important for Argentina, as they can be leapfrogged in the IRB rankings by the Scots.
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