In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1British (border)borde masculine
- The flat verges were littered with seaweed and plastic flotsam.
1.2to be on the verge of sth
- to be on the verge of chaos/ruin — estar al borde del caos/de la ruina
- a species on the verge of extinction — una especie en grave peligro de extinción
- we are on the verge of an agreement — estamos a punto de llegar a un acuerdo
- she was on the verge of tears — estaba a punto de ponerse a llorar
- to be on the verge of -ing — estar a punto de + inf
- they were on the verge of giving up hope — estaban ya a punto de perder la esperanza
2British(of road)arcén masculine
- The complex of ranch buildings spreads across a grassy verge above a tumbling creek.
- People also got out in November and planted thousands of daffodils along the road verges.
- The roadside verges and hedgerows also came in for favourable comment from the judges.
- Fortunately, in those days, roadside verges were clear of overhanging tree branches.
- These days the Trace is a bitumen road, grass verges neatly manicured and mowed for mile after funereal mile.
- In north Norfolk we are used to the dramatic appearance of a Barn Owl as it hunts the road side verges searching for small rodents.
- It's a wooded area with quiet roads and grass verges, a perfect spot to walk dogs.
- Overgrown grass verges will be cut back after councils backtracked over the service.
- The Escort was being driven south along the 30 mph stretch, when it mounted a grass verge alongside the road.
- One of the options is to put double white lines down which would preclude people from parking on the road and the grass verges.
- Over 45 sites were tackled this year including road verges and loch sides.
- At one point, an eye-witness saw it throw up dirt and grass from the nearside verge.
- I climbed over the safety barrier and sat on the grassy, hilly verge to wait.
- Ray Darcy was responsible for cutting the road verges and hedges on the approach roads to the village.
- If we don't cut the grass verges, no-one else will.
- This happened on a straight, single-lane gravel road with a grass verge.
- What sort of machine is used to cut the grass verges?
- Their car hit the nearside verge, and came to rest in the middle lane.
- Mr Hocaniuk, 24, broke hard and steered to avoid the collision, ending up on a grass verge by the side of the road.
- The dog, nicknamed John, appeared on the grass verge by the side of the road in the main street through the village.
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