In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formal(obtain)procurar formalobtener formalconseguirprocurarse formalobtener formalconseguir
- We visit the mainland in our inflatable, to procure food items.
- This promoted the idea that as long as the reasons for failure were documented, nations could undertake efforts to engineer and procure solutions as required.
- No, it's being done in the best model of pork barrel politics where the Administration's friends procure multi-billion dollar contracts in a secret process hidden from any public scrutiny.
- They proved that fungi can be identified in virtually all patients with chronic rhinosinusitis if meticulous, painstaking efforts are taken to procure samples.
- Acquired honor is procured through the never-ending game of verbal challenge and riposte.
- The study - jointly conducted by the World Health Organisation and the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres - looked at efforts to procure antiretroviral drugs in 10 countries.
- In an effort to procure tickets, I called All Sport Promotions, which has a fine record in promoting sports tours such as the recent match in Bahrain.
- The Wall Street Journal has been leaked those portions of the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate relating to Iraq's efforts to procure uranium in Africa.
- That's why I'm indebted to our good friend Xtian for procuring such excellent tickets for last night's game and for providing a 90-minute tutorial on Beckenbauerian tactics.
- The deal was an effort to procure knockoff antiretroviral drugs for just $140 per patient per year.
- Last night, I walked right up to the ticket window and procured a seat in my usual spot (upper deck, behind the plate) without waiting in line.
- All subjects had participated in an earlier experiment in which they pecked at black and white symbols to procure food rewards.
- Each medicinal plant was procured in 3 batches obtained during the summer, rainy season, and winter, respectively.
- The main efforts are focused on procuring information about the operational situation in the theater with the help of space-based assets of radar surveillance.
- Wei organized an effort by Cub Scout Pack 84 to procure shoes for the orphaned African girls.
- The early details of their journey - procuring a canoe, stockpiling bacon and canned food - at first seem tedious, but it gradually dawns why Clark has taken these pains.
- It is believed that viruses causing deadly diseases such as ebola and salmonella were procured in Russia and that anthrax was obtained from North Korea.
- Questionnaires regarding Community Childcare were sent out to families in the Aghamore area during the week in an effort to procure affordable childcare facilities in the region.
- In recent years, the gallery has made a concerted effort to procure art works by contemporary South African artists.
- However, my loyal friend Steve procured the autograph for me instead, and posted it to me as a birthday present.
- The perjured evidence was not procured or knowingly adopted by Orion, nor was it given by someone who was part of the company's directing mind and will.
- Retail Credit Cards Ltd. was charged with aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring offences committed by another person under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
- The officers had been acting as Agents provocateurs, and had procured the appellants to commit the offences.
- Every person who, by willful perjury or subornation of perjury procures the conviction and execution of any innocent person, is punishable by death or life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
- The employee was acquitted of the principal offence, but the Court of Appeal upheld the employer's conviction for, essentially, procuring the actus reus.
2formal(bring about)conseguirlograrto procure the release of the hostages — conseguir / lograr la libertad de los rehenes
3(for sex)he was accused of procureing women for immoral purposes — lo acusaron de lenocinio / proxenetismo
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