In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(enemigo/población) to annihilate(enemigo/población) to wipe out(defensas/instalaciones) to destroy(defensas/instalaciones) to obliteratela gripe que tuvo lo ha aniquilado — that bout of flu he had has really wiped him out informal
- los nervios la tienen aniquilada — she's a nervous wreck
- la aniquiló 6-0, 6-0 — she crushed her 6-0, 6-0
- me aniquiló con sus argumentos — he crushed / annihilated / destroyed me with his arguments
- es tan dominante que lo ha aniquilado como persona — she's so domineering that she has completely wiped out / destroyed his personality
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