In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(explosive device)bomba femeninothe room looked as if a bomb had hit it — la habitación estaba toda patas arriba coloquial
- to go down a bomb — hacer furor
- to go like a bomb — ir como un bólido
- (be successful) the party went like a bomb — la fiesta fue un exitazo
- the business is going like a bomb — el negocio marcha a las mil maravillas
- to put a bomb under sb — darle una sacudida a algn
- The building has been targeted before, and was the scene of a massive van bomb in 1993.
- They also discuss how to make a pressure cooker bomb and using a Walkman headset into a bobby-trapped device.
- Recent attempted van bomb attacks were foiled in Derry and Belfast.
- Similarly, although aircraft might contain high-explosive bombs, the target might require cluster bomb units.
- He would fill the cores of bombs with explosives, and part of his job was to go to the aboveground nuclear tests in Nevada.
- An exact mix of high explosive and incendiary bombs was used to start the kind of fires that burned Dresden.
- A bomb or a missile explodes, spreading the chemical or biological agent over a wide area.
- The second night attack, which used high explosive and incendiary bombs alternately, caused the first man-made firestorm which affected an area of 22sq.km.
- The dirty bomb was made from a material called radioactive zirconium which was packed into a bomb casing with high explosives.
- According to sources, dissident groups are now at work planning to plant bombs or detonate incendiary devices.
- The majority of guerrilla attacks on US occupation forces have been carried out by remotely detonated bombs or rocket-propelled grenades.
- The latest technology of death - incendiary bombs and high explosives - rained down on unprotected people for three hours.
- A guard activated a radio-jamming device immediately so the bomb couldn't be detonated, West wrote.
- Not all of the bombs detonated on impact, and many still lie in the ground here.
- At 7.49 am, a backpack bomb tore through their train as it entered Santa Eugenia station, nine miles from Atocha.
- Big Ben has more recently figured in fevered truck bomb scenarios that result in it crashing down.
- Just as my vehicle crossed an aqueduct, they detonated a homemade bomb by remote control and it tore through the floor of my car.
- According to some reports the bomb contained material which was also found in bombs which exploded last year in blocks of flats situated in the suburbs of Moscow.
- But the owner used his telecommunications expertise to prepare the mobile phones that detonated the train bombs by remote control.
- It is why they blow up big bombs in civilian crowds.
- A bomb or grenade also exploded on the road during the shooting, but caused no casualties.
- Car bombs are a very significant part, car bombs, truck bombs, explosive devices.
- Exactly one year ago today, a devastating truck bomb tore through the Headquarters, killing 22 people.
- It appeared the car was booby-trapped and the bomb was detonated by remote control.
- The court heard that the bomb contained high explosives that were normally used for mining explosions in Northern Ireland.
- Following last Friday's bicycle bomb murder, a large number of workers went on strike in the city today.
- It was later discovered that the bombs were practice bombs, filled with concrete or plaster, rather than explosives.
- But even the remote controlled bombs are not the perfect weapon.
- He made sure of that when he sent her a package bomb that blew off her hands and nearly killed her.
- In the warehouse, Morriss's trap detonated, and a bomb exploded.
- He said the bomb was detonated by remote control.
- There have been a total of 35 shooting attacks, and 13 bombs exploded.
- A deadly manuscript bomb set off in an American city.
- One day in October, a bomb exploded under his truck.
- The employment of car and truck bombs demonstrates a level of expertise that perhaps would suggest the involvement of well-trained terrorists.
- A passenger said the sound of the impact sounded like a bomb exploding.
- Those left behind learned to live with the fear of explosive or incendiary bombs.
- That night airships dropped high explosive bombs and incendiaries on Bradley, Tipton, Wednesbury and Walsall.
- Many people were killed, including a friend of mine who was hit by shrapnel from a van bomb.
- However, nothing happened until about 9.00 am when the capital was attacked with both incendiary and high explosive bombs.
1.2(atomic or nuclear)the bomb — la bomba (atómica)
- Part one, describing the destructive effects of the bomb on the population of the two cities, was published on August 6.
- Once inside the target, burning uranium is another part of the bomb's destructive power.
- These proposals were eventually rejected for fear that the use of the bomb might provoke a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
- Of little military significance, the city of 250,000 provided a good test of the bomb's destructiveness.
- From the very outset all the combatants knew that the bomb would be both a weapon of destruction and a weapon of terror.
- Harry Truman, who made the decision to use it, shared with the electorate the opinion that the bomb was a legitimate weapon.
- The age of the bomb, and of other weapons of mass destruction (chemical and biological) continues.
- Despite the unarguable logic of the bomb, nuclear wars don't happen.
- Let me say that I have a strong but constructive critique against parts of the traditional left with regard to their attitude to the bomb and nuclear power.
- The danger is that the government's scaremongering proves so effective that if the worst comes to pass, lives will be lost as a result of fear and ignorance rather than the direct effects of the bomb.
2EEUUcoloquial(flop)desastre masculino coloquialfracaso masculino
- And while expensive star signings have won lacklustre ratings, the channel's film arm has produced a string of critical and commercial bombs.
3Britanicocoloquial(large sum)dineral masculinoplatal masculino América del Sur coloquialpastón masculino España coloquiallanón masculino México coloquialit cost a bomb — costó un dineral (/ un platal etc. )
- It must have cost a bomb but it looked absolutely amazing on her.
- LCD televisions are all the rage, but a space-saving panel with a picture to rival your traditional set will cost a bomb.
- They may be high fashion, and they may well cost a bomb, but they are, fundamentally, half your basic shell suit.
- Soft-toys available in upmarket shops cost a bomb, whereas the toys here are priced at a very affordable range.
- I told him that it would cost a bomb and that my Mom and Dad would never allow it.
- It cost a bomb, but the university footed the bill, as I had to move at their request.
- Whether that means adding on another bathroom, or a garden shed - this legislation does not detail that - it will cost a bomb.
- And here's your workstation - it cost a bomb, and it's the latest and fastest, I believe.
- The place was very small, and the drinks cost a bomb!
- The Greenwich Millennium Village's developers must be making an absolute bomb out of the old gasworks.
- The show didn't cost a bomb and was in aid of a local charity for children.
- Drinks run the gamut from Manhattans to Martinis but shaken or stirred they cost a bomb.
- Of course, some of them cost a bomb, but their effect in a home makes up for everything.
1(from air)(city/factory) bombardear
2(plant bomb in)(shop/train/hotel) colocar una bomba en
3EEUUcoloquial(condemn)poner por los suelos coloquial
1(flop)ser un fracasoestrellarse coloquialtronar México coloquialjalar Perú coloquialI bombed in physics — me bocharon en física Río de la Plata coloquial
2Britanico(go fast)ir a toda mecha coloquialir a todo lo que da coloquial
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