In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1veneno masculineto take poison — envenenarse
- to hate sb like poison — odiar a algn a muerte
- Spencer's name was poison to him — no podía ni oír mencionar el nombre de Spencer
- what's your poison? — ¿qué vas a tomar?
2(infect)(blood) envenenar(cut) infectar
4(make poisonous)envenenara poisoned dart — un dardo envenenado
5(corrupt)(mind/society) corromper(atmosphere/relationship) dañar(atmosphere/relationship) estropearto poison sb's mind against sb — indisponer a algn contra algn
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