In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(render helpless)dominarthey overpowered the guards and planted the bomb — maniataron (or dejaron sin sentido etc.) a los guardias y pusieron la bomba
- we were overpowered by our attackers — los asaltantes pudieron más que nosotros
- I will overpower them with a combination of superior size, balance and condition.
- He had said that just before she had managed to overpower him and break his leg.
- If the opponent cannot control you through a grip, he cannot overpower you or apply his technique.
- No matter how much weight training you put the ant through, its strength will still be overpowered by the sheer weight of the sack of rice.
- He overpowers tackles at the point of attack with his strength and leverage.
- Brown has the strength and toughness to overpower defenders.
- The strength of a single human will had been overpowered and broken by a far larger, inhuman force.
- After fruitless attempts by police to lure the man out of his house, they broke the door down and overpowered him.
- It is primarily a defensive position, but allows you to control a suspect that has overpowered you.
- He threatened you and used his physical strength and size to overpower you.
- The only reason that we were being beaten so badly was the drow were overpowering us with their teamwork.
- His control also is very good, though he won't overpower many hitters.
- Both like to overpower cornerbacks with their size and strength and use their speed to get downfield.
- They would overpower you with their strength and their will and the sheer pace of their play.
- You must earn the horse's respect, not overpower him with strength.
- He didn't even fight back and he easily overpowered her in the strength department.
- And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.
- I struggled against this restriction, but his strength far overpowered mine.
- He is hated for being a rich bully who uses his strength and wealth to overpower those who are weaker and poorer than he is.
- In the end, our forces overpowered the mother ship and seized the controls.
2(affect greatly)(sound) aturdir(smell) marear(heat) sofocar(heat) agobiar(emotion) abrumarhe tends to overpower people at first — suele apabullar / intimidar a la gente al principio
- The sadness is overpowering, like all-day darkness of a winter polar station.
- The fumes were overpowering and the engines made a terrible racket.
- The latter feeling quickly overpowered the former as the intimidating thought of starting her life over filled her mind.
- The sauce was sensational; rich and intensely flavoured, it enhanced but didn't overpower the meat.
- As much as I love it, its strong taste overpowers the avocado - not bad guacamole, but I like a subtler variety.
- Such occasions were dominated by the overpowering splendour of the Aksumite rulers.
- In hotter years the wine can show a piercing fragrance of blackcurrants and raspberries that easily overpower the earthy finish.
- Heavily perfumed nose, almost overpowering, with a dominance of apricot and peach blossom.
- I sat there gazing at Robert and the more I did, the more an intense feeling overpowered me.
- The more you chew, the more the taste intensifies, eventually overpowering the other ingredients.
- The atmosphere is laid on thick, but it never overpowers the story, instead giving it weight and breadth.
- His overwhelming need for sleep overpowered any attempt to think at all.
- The intense flavors of the cheese and veg overpower the delicate meat.
- Unfortunately, the more intense citrus and grainy mustard dressing overpowered the delicate ginger it was prepared with.
- As he came toward the reactor, his sadness and confusion was overpowered by his fighter pilot instincts.
- But sadness for his friend's unchanged fate was soon overpowered by an urgent awareness of his own.
- The broth was a little too buttery, with some slightly overpowering raw garlic dominating the flavour.
- The domination of media and advertising can overpower our personal lives with a bigger, more fearful world.
- The need to paint, for me, is to try to control overpowering emotional forces.
- The intense scent is almost overpowering in a small room on a warm day.
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