In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(contest/race) ganar fácilmente(contest/race) alzarse con
1.2(take over)she lets her enthusiasm/imagination run away with her — se deja llevar por el entusiasmo/la imaginación
- he lets his temper run away with him — no se sabe controlar
2.1(steal)(jewels/money) robarse(jewels/money) alzarse con
2.2(elope with)(person/lover) escaparse con(person/lover) fugarse con(person/lover) irse con(person/lover) huirse con Mexico
2.3(use up)(money) comer(se)(money) liquidar informalthe project ran away with all my savings — el proyecto me liquidó todos los ahorros informal
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