In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1formal (mover, correr)el aluvión desplazó todo lo que encontró a su paso — the flood washed away everything in its path / carried everything before it
- chocó contra el vehículo estacionado, desplazándolo unos 20 metros — it collided with the stationary vehicle, shunting / carrying / pushing it a distance of some 20 meters
1.4Computingto scrolldesplaza el texto horizontalmente — it scrolls the text horizontally
2(suplantar, relegar)desplazar a algo/algn
- el avión desplazó al tren para los viajes más largos — the airplane took over from / displaced the train for longer journeys
- los procesadores de textos han desplazado a las máquinas de escribir — typewriters have been superseded by word processors
- consiguió desplazar a Soriano, convirtiéndose en cabecilla del grupo — he succeeded in taking Soriano's place as leader of the group
- se sintió desplazado por su nuevo hermanito — he felt pushed out / he felt as if he had been supplanted by his baby brother
- fue desplazado de su cargo — he was removed from his post / was replaced
1formal(trasladarse, moverse)(animal) to move around(animal) to move from one place to another(barco/avión) to travel(avión/barco) to go(persona) to travel(persona) to go
2(voto) to swing(voto) to shift
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