In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1apartarsealejarseextraviarseperderseto stray from sb/sth
- we strayed from the rest of the group — nos apartamos / nos alejamos del resto del grupo
- several sheep strayed from the flock — varias ovejas se separaron del resto del rebaño / se descarriaron
- to stray from one's course/route — desviarse del camino/de la ruta
- to stray from the path of virtue/the party line — apartarse / desviarse del buen camino/de la línea del partido
- we strayed off the path — nos apartamos del camino
- I strayed into a military zone — me metí sin querer en una zona militar
2(wander)her eyes were straying around the room — paseaba distraída la mirada por la habitación
- my hand automatically strayed toward my wallet — la mano se me fue instintivamente hacia la cartera
3(digress)he kept straying from the issue — se apartaba / se desviaba una y otra vez del tema
- the conversation strayed to less serious topics — la conversación derivó hacia temas menos serios
- he let his thoughts stray — se puso a pensar en otra cosa
4literary(err)apartarse del buen camino
2(random, scattered)a stray bullet — una bala perdida
- a few stray hairs — algunos pelos sueltos
- been busy today? — a stray customer or two — ¿han tenido mucho trabajo hoy? — alguno que otro cliente
1(ownerless animal, lost animal)masculine perro callejeromasculine perro vagomasculine gato callejeromasculine gato vagomasculine perro perdidomasculine gato perdido
- Officers said they had strayed into Glodwick - starting point of the Oldham race riots last May - in search of a taxi and were confronted by a gang of up to 12 stick-wielding men.
- The Marines were arrested after they strayed into Iranian waters.
- She said women were going into a small foyer next to the fitting rooms to give their men's clothes the once-over, but that some strayed into the actual changing room area.
- According to the Civil Aviation Authority, he strayed into a two-mile wide no-fly zone over Heysham nuclear power station.
- Absentmindedly, she had strayed away from her path and walked into a back alley.
- It also provided a window on the long-standing predilections of a generation or three of trustees who got goose-bumps when anything English strayed into their path.
- We saw that last week when an aeroplane strayed into the no-fly zone in Washington.
- No fewer than four aircraft had strayed into the exclusion zone around Elvington, putting the lives of those in the air and on the ground at risk.
- He got into trouble when he strayed into Harlem.
- Once or twice I thought I had strayed into a lecture course for undergraduates, because it feels as if the writer is repeating things he has said before.
- The men were held after their patrol boats strayed into Iranian coastal waters close to the Iraq border.
- Never stray more than fifty yards along the beach from the car park.
- The cause was a light plane flown by two hapless pilots from rural Pennsylvania, who mistakenly strayed into the restricted airspace surrounding Washington DC.
- She went for a long walk and strayed into the forest.
- His distribution was also hit and miss and he had strayed into an offside position when he put the ball in the net with his only shot of the match.
- The uncle, who was driving, strayed into the oncoming lane.
- In September, the Soviet air force shot down a South Korean passenger jet after it strayed into Soviet air space.
- The statement refers to last month's incident during which a Chinese submarine strayed into Japanese waters and was chased out by the Japanese navy.
- It's something we've strayed into ourselves before.
- The Russian air force scrambled a fighter jet to intercept a Manchester-bound airliner that had strayed into its air space
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