In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(escaparse)to escapeel delincuente logró escabullirse entre la multitud — the criminal managed to slip away / slip off into the crowd
- después del almuerzo trataré de escabullirme — I'll try to slip away after lunch
- se nos escabulló — he gave us the slip
- no puedes escabullirte de tus responsabilidades — you can't get away from / get out of your responsibilities
2(introducirse)to slip throughtraté de escabullirme entre la gente para ver mejor — I tried to slip through the crowd to get a better view
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