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(hold)he has a tight grip — agarra con fuerza
- she held his arm in a strong grip — lo tenía agarrado / asido fuertemente del brazo
- he changed his grip — cambió la forma en que tomaba la raqueta (/ el bate etc. )
- grip on sth
- keep a good grip on the bar — agárrate bien de la barra
- he kept a firm grip on expenses — llevaba un rígido control de los gastos
- she managed to get a grip on the match in the third set — consiguió dominar el partido en el tercer set
- he never got a grip on the job — no pudo con el trabajo
- get a grip on yourself! — ¡contrólate!
- he lost his grip on the rope — se le escapó la cuerda
- he has lost his grip on reality — ha perdido contacto con la realidad
- she's losing her grip on the situation — está perdiendo el control de la situación
- he tightened his grip on my neck — me apretó más el cuello
- the company has tightened its grip on the market — la empresa se ha afianzado en su dominio del mercado
- the region is in the grip of an epidemic — una epidemia asola la región
- the country was in the grip of a general strike — una huelga general paralizaba al país
- the blackmailer had me in his grip — el chantajista me tenía en sus garras
- to come/get to grips with sth
- he soon got to grips with the new system — enseguida aprendió el nuevo sistema
- I never managed to get to grips with the subject — nunca llegué a entender del todo el tema
- she still hasn't come to grips with the situation — todavía no ha aceptado / asumido la situación
- Flynn wants to keep a tight grip on the purse strings.
- It is true, of course, that the vice president would say anything and do anything in order to maintain his grip on power.
- She was in Russia before the Socialists lost their iron grip on people there.
- They had another fine opportunity to take an early lead shortly afterwards as the home side failed to take a grip on the match.
- It seems that the Liberals are not only running the country now but have a tight grip on manipulating the media to suit its narrow agenda.
- In fact, the minister in his stance on selling off Aer Lingus but keeping a tight grip on the second terminal is living to his own expressed views on these key issues.
- Thousands of public houses agreed to ban Happy Hour promotions yesterday, but campaigners said more action was needed to get a firm grip on binge drinking.
- My nutritionist advised that in order to be in optimum health for conceiving a baby, I must take a grip on my addiction.
- He maintained an iron grip on Russia and the east European satellites Russia controlled, until his death in March 1953.
- Should anyone be surprised that popular culture holds such a firm grip on teenagers?
- Can there be a greater temptation for politicians than to have control of an asset that may ensure they keep a grip on power?
- It vividly portrayed life as it was decades ago, when Catholicism had a firm grip on our society.
- Unfortunately for taxpayers, the authority has yet to get a proper grip on its finances.
- With operations in more than 80 countries and a turnover last year of 15.8 billion, Michelin has a firm grip on its market.
- The Conservatives kept a firm grip on all nine local seats as they strengthened their overall position on Bradford Council.
- He was still miserable and alone, and despair maintained its grip upon him.
- Cocaine culture has taken a firmer grip on society according to new statistics released by the Home Office which show a 16 per cent rise in offences last year.
- In Wakefield, Labour retained its strong grip on power, keeping 17 of the 20 seats it was defending.
- Beyond that, the thugs are organized in a manner designed to maintain a tight grip on power.
- The Conservatives easily overturned the Labour group's tentative grip on power and took control with a majority of 17 seats in the town hall.
1.2(of tires)adherencia femeninoagarre masculino
- The front engine-rear drive layout ensures improved grip and better traction under acceleration as the weight of the car transfers to the rear.
- Some of my leather shoes had absolutely no grip.
- Network Rail has installed new track and removed nearby trees to tackle the autumn problem of leaves on the line which can cause train wheels to lose grip.
- Crampons fix onto your shoes to improve grip.
- Cars run on skinny snow tyres in Sweden, with sharp studs to penetrate the icy surface and find good grip underneath.
- Before the crew could correct the problem, the front cog wheel lost its grip and the engine turned on its side, releasing the coach.
- This is a well-balanced car with good mechanical grip to make the most of the smooth track surface.
- The faster you go, the harder it is to maintain your grip.
- When wheelspin is detected, the power is distributed accordingly to the wheel with most grip.
- When it rains it's difficult to spot which surface has good grip and which doesn't.
- It also allows for more pattern contact to improve uphill grip without reducing glide.
- When drivers find a way to slow down the rear axle, they can gain more grip in the rear wheels and improve the car's handling.
- However, as the transmission senses loss of traction, so more power is sent to the wheels with the most grip.
- The shoes have pretty good grip and are Gortex, so they should be pretty good in wet conditions.
- The saturated leather and damp timber cause the crews feet to slip, so some opt to remove their shoes for better grip.
- Only the main trunk roads had been gritted, meaning anyone using other routes had to contend with icy and slippy surfaces that offered little grip.
- On the out lap, I lost front wheel grip and nearly went onto the race track.
- The wheels rarely scrabble for grip even on the most treacherous surfaces.
- Normal running shoes offer little grip in the mud and on the steep hilly sections and we saw loads of folk struggling and slipping.
- Mr Clayton claimed that too little sand was used in the resin compound, so instead of giving extra grip, the surface became smooth and slippery.
2(on handle)empuñadura femenino
3Britanicohorquilla femeninopasador masculino Méxicopinche masculino Chile
4anticuado(bag)bolsa de viaje femenino
1(take hold of)(rope/rail/arm) agarrarhe gripped her arm tightly — la agarró fuertemente del brazo
2(have hold of)(arm/rail/rope) tener agarrado(rope/rail/arm) sujetar
3(adhere to)these tires grip the road well — estos neumáticos tienen buena adherencia / buen agarre
4(overwhelm)he was gripped by panic — fue presa del pánico
5(interest)the play failed to grip the audience — la obra no captó el interés del público
- The vertical alignment of the optics and the molded finger grips fits the shape of the user's hand.
- The handle has a slightly flared hilt that both enhances the grip and protects the fingers during use.
- All clubs have smaller grips and lightweight steel shafts.
- Can conventional putters be modified with longer shafts and appropriate grips, or must we regular guys take out another advance on our allowance and buy a new stick?
- One-piece aluminum or steel trowels often have handles covered with soft rubber or plastic grips.
- The pistol grip is ergonomically shaped, well designed, and quite comfortable.
- A dragon carved into the hilts of the blades and the grip of the pistol marked their individuality.
- There are also some rubberised grips on either side.
- In keeping with the gun's modular component design, other types of buttstocks and grips can he attached if desired.
- Their new line of ivory polymer grips are difficult to tell from the real thing.
- It had wide, angular handle bars; edgy, rubber hand grips; and fat tires with treads!
- This device was simply a gas grill igniter with finger grips added, sold as a pain-reliever.
- It also has a unique grip for added control, supreme ventilation, and an elastic wrist wrap.
- A dome-shaped metal boss was set in the middle of each shield with a grip running across the underside and attached both to the boss and to the wood.
- I've even had - get this - the bar ends and grips stolen off of my handlebars.
- The little guy managed to sidestep the front of the bike but got winged in the gut by one of the handlebar grips.
- As with the ram's horn grips, these stocks are perfectly fitted and shaped.
- The grips of swords were made of several materials.
- They taught me how to use special cutlery with rubber grips on so that I could hold them more easily, how to dress and wash and how to do wheelchair transfers and even simple things like how to lay on my stomach comfortably.
- Maybe that's why I'm always working with my clubs, still experimenting with new grips and shafts, trying to get the weight just right.
- He brought along a grip filled with a suit of extra clothing.
- A policeman captured a burglar yesterday afternoon just in time to prevent his escaping with a grip containing part of the $1,000 haul made at a robbery on Saturday.
- He has with him a grip containing clothing and papers.
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