In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(prisoner/load) atar(prisoner/load) amarrar River Plate Latin America
2.1(restrict, limit)atara family ties you down — tener familia te ata
- she doesn't want to be tied down to a routine — no quiere estar atada / ceñida a una rutina
2.2(oblige, commit)the minister refused to be tied down — el ministro no quiso comprometerse
- I intend to tie him down to that clause — pienso obligarlo a cumplir esa cláusula
- you have to tie them down to a definite date — tienes que hacer que se comprometan a una fecha concreta
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