- 1.1 (proteger) [guarnición/nación] to defend, protect [persona] to defend siempre defiende a su hermana he always defends o protects o stands up for his sister defender a algn
dealgo/algn to defend sb againststh/sb la defendió de las acusaciones/de sus atacantes he defended her against the accusations/against her attackers 1.2 [intereses] to protect, defend [derechos] to defend [título] to defend 1.3 [Der] [caso] to defend [acusado/cliente] to defend 1.4 [idea/teoría/opinión] to defend, uphold [causa/ideal] to champion, defend defender la tesis to defend one's dissertation (in US), to have a viva on one's thesis (in UK)
defenderse v pron
- 1.1 (refl) (contra una agresión) to defend o protect oneself [Der] to defend oneself defenderse
dealgo/algn to defend oneself againststh/sb 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (arreglárselas) to get by [colloquial/familiar] me defiendo bastante bien en francés I can get by quite well in French ¿sabes jugar al tenis? — bueno, me defiendo can you play tennis? — well, I'm not too bad [colloquial/familiar]
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The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.