In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(opponent) reducir(opponent) vencer
- However, the suspect overcame the guard and fled the scene on a scooter.
- Corretja, seeded eighth, has yet to drop a set at one of his favourite tournaments but had to wait for six hours before finally overcoming his opponent.
- First, both leaders overcame their opponents by a small margin and assumed presidency at a relatively young age.
- Tai Chi uses the power of relaxation, rather than force, to overcome an opponent.
- No little effort was required to overcome stubborn opponents who showed why they have been rejuvenated of late.
- Each side stakes men's lives and ammunition in an attempt to overcome the other side.
- The first men to arrive at the top easily overcame the guard.
- The last four years of his life were a constant struggle to overcome rivals.
- As they let themselves in, a feeling of pride overcame them.
- A feeling of depression overcame Gaia and her facial expression moved to a frown.
- Reason is easily overcome by emotion, but emotion can be apathetic or energetic.
- She felt a strange, warm feeling overcome her, and she wondered what had caused it.
- A feeling to look at my side overcame me strongly.
- That is why despair overcomes any other emotion.
- The feeling of excitement overcame the nausea, and I was able to walk again.
- But on those first days and nights, I was overcome with murderous rage.
- But in the end she is overcome with guilt that manifests itself in crazed hallucinations.
- She was overcome with the feeling that she had to do something and she wasn't doing it.
- He tried walked down the street but he was suddenly overcome by feelings of aloneness.
- Closing his eyes, an overwhelming, nauseating, sick and dizzying feeling overcame him.
- You've been doing this far too long to suddenly be overcome by guilty feelings.
- She was overcome with emotions as she gazed at the purest sunset she had ever laid eyes on.
- Mixed feelings overcame the young man and he searched for a reason why his biological mother would give him up.
- She couldn't control herself and soon she was overcome by her grief.
- So overcome with emotion was he that he even embraced a prison guard as he was given back his personal possessions.
- It is perfectly acceptable for a real man to cry when he is overcome with emotion.
- She closed her eyes, finding that her exhaustion easily overcame her fear.
- Suddenly I was overcome with a desire to ride as fast as possible.
2(overwhelm)invadirapoderarse dea strange feeling overcame her — una extraña sensación la invadió / se apoderó de ella
- to be overcome by sth
- to be overcome with sth — sentirse abrumado por algo
- he was overcome by sleep/fatigue — lo venció el sueño/la fatiga
- she was overcome by laughter — no pudo contener la risa
- they were overcome by emotion — los embargó la emoción
- you've all been so kind to me: I'm quite overcome — todos han sido tan buenos conmigo, realmente no sé qué decir
3(prevail over)(fear) superar(fear) dominar(fear) vencer(inhibitions) vencershe overcame the temptation — no sucumbió a la tentación
1[no object] we shall overcome — venceremos
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