In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(interfere)meterseentrometerseinmiscuirseto meddle in/with sth — meterse / entrometerse / inmiscuirse en algo
- don't meddle in her affairs! — ¡no te metas / entrometas / inmiscuyas en sus asuntos!
- to meddle with sb — meterse con algn
- Elections should be open and transparent so there is no opportunity for meddling.
- She's the do-gooder type who always meddles in business that's no affair of hers.
- Politicians or other misguided do-gooders won't be able to meddle.
- She meddled in places she had no business being, was emotionally manipulative, and a professional passive/aggressive.
- If they are given autonomy, they will ensure that no neighbor meddles in their affairs.
- These business men who come in to football in search of a quick buck and a hobby to see them through their retirement must not be allowed to meddle in affairs of which they have no concept.
- I don't think we need to be seen to be meddling too much in the affairs of the Middle East region.
- This isn't the first time the international community has meddled in Zimbabwe's affairs.
- I do think the Government and its agencies have meddled far too long in the affairs of rugby.
- She also warned other nations not to meddle in China's internal affairs.
- And he is suspicious of attempts to meddle in the internal business of others.
- The Labour factions decided, however, it was no good meddling in West Lothian.
- Perhaps someone with the inquisitiveness of my German friend has been meddling.
- It is one thing to contact the dead, it is another to meddle and you are meddling.
- But many think it was because he meddled in politics and posed a threat to President Putin.
- He also said foreign governments should stop meddling in Hong Kong's affairs.
- The U.S. government has meddled in the affairs of the Middle East far too long, always with horrendous results.
- Wouldn't it be a better idea, if the government is going to meddle in this matter at all, for them to find ways to make the city more affordable?
- Increasingly, the minister is meddling in areas that he should leave well alone.
- Don't meddle in matters that don't concern you, unless you want to face the wrath of Rowan!
2(tamper)to meddle with sth — toquetear algo
- Stating that the gallery is full-fledged now, Vidya says that it has sufficient space and infrastructure to host an exclusive show without meddling with the regular display area.
- He told Hudson that he had to understand that people who had their homes invaded felt very bad about the fact that others had been meddling with their property.
- Fortunately for other motorists on the busy road, there were no outrageous stunts and nobody was meddling with the traffic lights to foil the police, but onlookers agreed it was still an impressive sight.
- Yet I never met a designer who was happy to have his or her work meddled with.
- Jack Taggart, is yelling at his son, Billy, to carefully affix all the scarecrows to their posts, while also accusing him of meddling with his equipment.
- Youngsters who began meddling with the furniture and other products on display, had to be restrained now and again by the elders accompanying them.
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