In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(salirse de)el río desbordó su cauce — the river overflowed / burst its banks
- la fruta está desbordando el cesto — the basket is brimming over with / overflowing with fruit
- la ropa casi desborda la maleta — the suitcase is bursting with clothes
2(límites) to exceed(límites) to go beyondlas pérdidas han desbordado todas las previsiones — losses have exceeded all forecasts
- desborda mi capacidad de comprensión — it's quite beyond me
3Politics Militaryto break throughdesbordaron las líneas enemigas — they broke through / breached the enemy lines
- los manifestantes desbordaron los controles policiales — the demonstrators broke / burst through the police barriers
4(persona) to overwhelmse vio desbordado por los acontecimientos — he was overwhelmed by events
- estoy desbordada de trabajo — I'm swamped with work
- esta casa me desborda — this house is too much for me to manage
5su cara desbordaba alegría — her face shone with joy
- desbordaba entusiasmo — she exuded / she was brimming with enthusiasm
1(río/canal) to flood(canal/río) to overflow(río/canal) to burst its banks(canal/río) to overflow its banks
2(cubo/vaso) to overflowel agua se desbordó de la bañera — the bath overflowed
- el vino se desbordó de la copa — the wine spilled over the edge of the glass
3(multitud) to get out of hand(multitud) to get out of controlse desbordaron los ánimos — tempers flared / boiled over
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