In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal) (with a blow to the back of the neck) to killsi lo encuentro, lo acogoto — if I find him, I'll break his neck coloquial
2Cono Sur coloquial(estrangular)to throttleto choke coloquial
3Cono Sur coloquial(abrumar)está acogotado de deudas/trabajo — he's up to his eyes in debt/work coloquial
- nos están acogotando de trabajo — they're piling / heaping work onto us
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