In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(actuar)to actobró de buena fe — he acted in good faith
- obrar guiado por los celos — to act out of jealousy
2formalLawsegún los documentos que obran en mi poder — according to the documents in my possession
- las pruebas obran en su poder — he is in possession of the evidence
3formal(evacuar el vientre)to have a bowel movementto pass a motion British
1(madera) to work
2(prodigios/maravillas) to workla fe obra milagros — faith works miracles
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