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13:35 Apr 24, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: miden
Please, help me to translate it. thanx

Barones de la droga mexicanos miden fuerzas con el gobierno, dicen expertos
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Summary of answers provided
naMexican drug barons size up government forcesToña Morales-Calkins
naMexican drug lords match forces with the government, experts say.Gary Moelk
natallyggaita
na"sizing up"Tyler Reeves
naMexican drug barons weigh forces against the government, experts say
Alexandro Padres Jimenez


  

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Mexican drug barons weigh forces against the government, experts say


Explanation:
Good luck!

Alexandro Padres Jimenez
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37 mins
"sizing up"


Explanation:
According to experts, Mexican drug barons are in the process of sizing up government forces...

This is what I see given the context.


Tyler Reeves
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7 hrs
tally


Explanation:
May I suggest "tally their forces with the government..."

ggaita
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16 hrs
Mexican drug lords match forces with the government, experts say.


Explanation:
Miden from medir of course literally means to measure, so the idea is to go "one on one" I think.

Gary Moelk
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1 day 11 hrs
Mexican drug barons size up government forces


Explanation:
Size up is a US English phrase meaning to evaluate the size or strength of something. Alternatively, if you believe they are comparing their own forces to the government forces, you could say Mexican drug barons match forces with the government.

Toña Morales-Calkins
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