In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(alarma/teléfono) to disconnectdesconectaron la calefacción antes de irse — they switched / turned the heating off before leaving
- desconectar algo de algo — to disconnect sth from sth
- tienes que desconectarlo de la red — you have to disconnect it from the mains supply
2informal(durante discusión, conversación)to switch offto turn off
1(aparato) to switch off(aparato) to turn offla fotocopiadora se desconecta automáticamente — the photocopier switches / turns (itself) off automatically
2Computingto hang up
3se ha desconectado totalmente del mundo académico — he has severed all ties with / has cut himself off completely from the academic world
- me había desconectado de mis antiguas amistades — I'd lost touch with my old friends
- está desconectado de la realidad — he's lost touch with reality
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