We were kidnapped while on vacation in Mexico
When Jennifer and Frank Massabki traveled to Mexico in May 2017, they had recently gotten engaged and were looking for potential locations to host their wedding later that year. But after what occurred over the next few days, they didn’t know if they ever wanted to set foot in the country again.
The men commanded the couple to remove all of their jewelry and blindfolded Frank as the assailants drove them to a second location. “This is going to get a lot worse for you,” Jennifer recalls one attacker telling her (she and Frank are both fluent in Spanish).
blindfold /bláɪndfòʊld/ を取り上げます。『ウィズダム英和辞典』によると、「〜に目隠しをする;〜の目をくらます; 〜を欺く」とありました。LDOCEには、“a peace of close that covers someone’s eyes to prevent them from seeing anything”と定義されていました。ODEで語源を調べてみると、“mid 16th cent. : alteration, by association with FOLD, of blind field, past participle of obsolete blindfell ‘strike blind, blindfold’, from Old English geblindfellan (see BLIND, FELL).”と載っていました。