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To stop them dead in their tracks

Dutch translation: verspreiding een halt toe te roepen

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01:37 Nov 8, 2000
English to Dutch translations [PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: To stop them dead in their tracks
It is strange because an appreciation of how diseases started is usually a key step toward understanding how to stop them dead in their tracks. (I wonder about the tranlation of the last part of the sentence)
- This translation is about viruses.

Thank you.
Nathalya
Belgium
Local time: 19:51
Dutch translation:verspreiding een halt toe te roepen
Explanation:
An alternative interpretation would be "prevent their further spreading". Translation would be as above.
Good luck,
Iris
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Havona
Netherlands
Local time: 19:51
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naverspreiding een halt toe te roepenHavona
navoorkomen, in de kiem smoren
Carla Zwanenberg


  

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voorkomen, in de kiem smoren


Explanation:
Hi Natalya,

I think they want to say that knowlegde about the start of a virus infection is the key step in how to prevent the infection. Maybe you could use the verb "voorkomen" (hoe de infectie te voorkomen) or, if it's more popular tekst use de expression "in die kiem smoren" (hoe het virus in de kiem te smoren).

FWIW,
Carla

Carla Zwanenberg
Netherlands
Local time: 19:51
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verspreiding een halt toe te roepen


Explanation:
An alternative interpretation would be "prevent their further spreading". Translation would be as above.
Good luck,
Iris

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Netherlands
Local time: 19:51
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