02:03 Feb 12, 2018
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general)
English term or phrase: Buzz
The English phrase I'm trying to translate in Spanish is "buzz public spaces". Public spaces could be translated to 'espacios públicos' but I'm not sure how to translate the word "Buzz". In the sentence it is in, it's used in a negative way, as in its bothering public spaces or interfering with public spaces.
The full paragraph is- "Dozens of start-up firms are developing techniques- from deploying birds of prey to firing gas though a bazooka- to take on unmanned aerial vehicles that are being used to smuggle drugs, drop bombs, spy on enemy lines or buzz public spaces."
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4fly low over
3inundar/invadir espacios públicos
Alicia Orfalian



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inundar/invadir espacios públicos

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fly low over

When a pilot of a small plane buzzes over someone or someplace, it means he is flying low over them. ("Buzz" because the sound of the plane is loud.) Sometimes it's a friendly gesture, like saying, "Hi, it's me!" In other instances, it is used as a tactic of intimidation. There are different reasons why they buzz over places.

Note added at 18 hrs (2018-02-12 20:06:03 GMT)

I noticed that "fly low over" sounds funny by itself. I should have put, "fly low over (person or place)."

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