In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(thrashing)to give sb a beating — darle una paliza a algn
- to give the carpets a beating — sacudir las alfombras
- An American roller hockey player who was the victim of a vicious beating outside a Sheffield nightclub has been left blind in one eye.
- Seven men were involved in the beating, which left one of the victims with head gashes.
- The former civil servant has endured beatings, solitary confinement and death threats while in prison.
- Control was maintained by beatings and physical assault.
- Police, who were called to the scene shortly before 8pm, believe Paul was the victim of a motiveless beating which could have involved up to 14 youths.
- Indeed the war is not over, as according to this view, there are ongoing attacks and punishment beatings.
- A man finds out his son is using heroin and decides to go punish the dealer with a sound beating.
- Disobedience led to punishment, including beatings, imprisonment, blackmail, and death threats.
- The submission of Clopton to his beating was symbolic of the defeat the Confederacy would suffer in less than a year.
- Many of those arrested reported beatings and instances of torture.
- This did not include punishment beatings by paramilitaries.
- The soul of the samurai was judged for forty-nine days, and punished with a beating if his answers were not satisfactory to the ears of the fierce judge.
- Religious police punish infractions of the dress code with public beatings.
- Many of the so called punishment beatings issued are more commonly found to be retribution for engaging in trade on another persons patch.
- Punishment for women and girls who violate these laws include beatings and imprisonment.
- They are widely viewed as an alternative to paramilitary punishment attacks and beatings.
- A gunshot wound on the man's left arm did not appear sufficiently serious to have caused his death - the likely cause was internal bleeding following a beating.
- The fight was indeed competitive but it probably afflicted him with the worst beating in his entire boxing career.
- Her mother followed behind, a frazzled young woman who looked to be a victim of frequent beatings.
- Criminality and punishment beatings were only adjuncts to the substantive talks in December.
2(defeat)paliza femenino coloquial
- It was indeed a battle for the fittest and reputations did take a severe beating once the competitions gained momentum.
- Chrysler, like Ford and GM, has taken a beating from Asian competitors thanks in part to a dated line-up of cars.
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