In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(asedio)siegeponer cerco a una plaza — to lay siege to / besiege a town
- levantar el cerco — to raise the siege
- eludió el cerco policial — he eluded the police cordon
- la rodeaba un cerco de admiradores — she was besieged by a group of admirers
- estrecharon el cerco en torno al grupo — they tightened the net around the group
- el cerco al que se encuentra sometido — the pressure on him
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