In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(move back)(tide) retirarseto recede from view — ir perdiéndose de vista
- as we drove away, the mountains receded into the distance — a medida que nos alejábamos, las montañas se iban perdiendo en la distancia
- his hair was beginning to recede — ya tenía entradas
- She stood perfectly still, listening to his footsteps recede down the hall.
- Flood waters are receding in some parts of the Midwest, but still rising in others.
- She had leapt out of bed and pushed aside the muslin curtains just in time to see two receding figures as they ran into the forest.
- By evening the water had receded but the electricity wasn't back.
- But yesterday villagers chose to party and have a good time, as they could do nothing more than wait until the flood waters had receded.
- Much of the water has receded, but the damage is already done.
- Although the waters are slowly receding the villagers are not optimistic about what they will find when they return home.
- Pluto is now rapidly receding from the sun, and some astronomers have argued that if a spacecraft isn't launched within the next few years, the planet will be completely frozen over by the time a probe arrives.
- The water always recedes during low tide, to greater or lesser degrees.
- When the tide recedes, tide pools offer glimpses of a world apart.
- Thus the moon is slowly receding from Earth at about 4 cm per year, and the rate would have been greater in the past.
- Residents looked on in tears as water receded slowly, offering the first glimpses of streets, squares and ground floors submerged in mud.
- As The Island gradually receded into the distance, the sun was still shining.
- Even after the surface flood water has receded, the soil may remain saturated for some time.
- As the guard's footsteps receded, we let out a collective sigh.
- And it is the galaxies, not individual stars, that are receding from one another, being carried farther apart as the space in which they are embedded expands.
- But although the waters may have receded, the aftermath of one of the world's biggest natural disasters has only just begun.
- They said the water level had started receding.
- I heard her footsteps recede and threw back the blanket.
- I heard her voice recede as her mouth moved farther from the phone.
2(become less likely)(danger) alejarse(prospect) desvanecerse
- As fear of the Soviets receded in the 1970s, the United States and its NATO allies achieved a détente of their own.
- A truce with a leading militant group a few months ago ran into trouble, with hopes of peace receding in South Asia's most troubled area.
- Public tumults and tragedies, even ones as dreadful as that of September 11, gradually recede into the past and become less emotionally fraught for all of us.
- Bear in mind that little annoyances do not recede with time; they just become bigger annoyances.
- Thanks to environmental advocacy over the past decade, the threat of industrial pollution has receded slightly.
- With the tinted lenses blocking out the worst of the bright sunlight, her headache receded to its previous dull ache.
- The pain receded after what seemed like an eternity, fading to a throbbing.
- The war on terrorism continued in 2003 but the insecurity of the previous year receded, allowing Americans to return to a more normal pattern of travel at home and abroad.
- But with each fresh act of violence, that hope recedes.
- The cost of fixed-rate mortgages is coming down as the threat of a rise in interest rates recedes - and that's good news for the many thousands of borrowers who are coming to the end of a cheap fixed deal.
- Just as the trauma of my previous imprisonment receded, the financial reality began to kick in.
- Alas, the halcyon days have receded, giving way to a cold new era in which executives actually have to earn their personal millions by making real money for their investors.
- People who were hanging on in the hope of benefiting from a cash injection of some kind have seen that possibility recede with the failure of these actions.
- I felt his fear recede, replaced instead by a calm, almost drunken stupor.
- Those mysterious years of coldness receded into the background as our children grew up and moved on.
- The threat of a tube strike over anti-terrorist safety measures receded today when a drivers' union decided not to ballot for industrial action.
- I could not believe that he would keep this up and that once his grief receded a little, then so would his anger.
- I looked into his kind and intelligent eyes, and instantly all of my doubts receded.
- The prospect of raising additional funding is also receding fast.
- Give yourself a little time to let the sadness recede and then make a decision.
3receding present participle(chin) hundidohe has a receding hairline — tiene entradas
- Few people realize that a receding chin is quite easily amenable to corrective surgery.
- We have but to compare these lines with the skulls of the Egyptians, Kurds, and the heroic type of heads in the statues of the gods of Greece, to see that there was formerly an ancient race marked by a receding forehead.
- You might be self-conscious about a feature such as a receding chin or a large nose, which makes the face look unbalanced, or maybe mother nature simply didn't give you quite what you wanted.
- Use a beard to minimize a soft or receding or overly prominent chin.
- Their skulls, while perhaps round-faced with high cheekbones, also have a low receding brow not characteristic of Native Americans.
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