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(move with effort)he heaved himself off the floor — se levantó del suelo haciendo un gran esfuerzo
- we heaved the box onto the shelf — con esfuerzo logramos subir la caja al estante
- I've been heaving bricks all day — he estado cargando ladrillos todo el día
- James grabbed the back of Savage's shirt and heaved him away from the guns, tossing him into the middle of the room.
- He grabs the boy by the collar of his shirt and heaves him across the room, sending him sliding into a table.
- If you want to reach the disaffected youths who take to the streets to heave bricks at the police, you need to have a dialogue.
- What is the specific legislation under which, if, a 15-year old boy heaves a brick in somebody's window and he has done it many times before, he might end up in detention?
- So he heaved a brick though the glass and grabbed it.
- She gave half a shrug, and heaved her friend's ‘inadequate’ duffel bag out of the car.
- She heaved the feather light envelope across the room, tossing the box with it.
- For some unknown reason I ended up heaving a cast iron bathtub through a house in Burslem on Saturday.
- Barry then heaved the ball at Haywood, and Haywood throw a punch at Barry.
- Hot coffee revived her slightly and she heaved the new suitcase on to the pale bed-cover and flung back the lid.
- Every day in every way there's enough to make one throw the newspaper across the room, heave a brick at the television set.
- Dom and Dara exchanged a worried glance before pitching in; heaving rocks left and right.
- A young hoodlum heaves a brick through the window of a baker's shop.
2(utter)to heave a sigh — suspirar
- he heaved a sigh of relief — suspiró aliviado
1(pull)tirarjalar Cono Sur América Latinawe heaved and heaved but couldn't lift it — hicimos mucha fuerza pero no lo pudimos levantar
- heave! — ¡dale!
- to heave at sth — tirar de algo
- to heave on a rope/line — tirar de una cuerda/un cable
- Jag gasped as his shoulder was nearly dislocated, then heaved himself up with the offended arm.
- Finally giving in to his conscious, he reluctantly heaved himself off the comfy sofa and approached the door with great caution.
- Kim heaved herself up on the lab table and sat on it.
- By the time I heaved myself into action, lifting Harry carefully and putting him down on my nicely warmed chair the fireworks had finished and the night was quiet once more.
- Across her back I threw a soft light blanket before heaving the massive English saddle across.
- To her relief, he heaved her up by her waist and threw her over his shoulder again.
- With an empty arm, he rolled Razi onto her back, and heaved her upper half onto his knee.
- He slowly heaved himself of the soft wet grass, dusted himself and prepared to face the world that lay ahead, the living world…
- Bastian heaved himself to a sitting position with much effort.
- I gripped the next rock on the wall and heaved myself up.
- He grabbed her bag and tossed it to her, running to the window and heaving it open.
- Rae took a deep breath as she heaved a concrete brick up on to another one.
- I heaved myself up and hauled my bag back onto my shoulders.
- After some minutes, he heaved himself to his feet to the evident relief of the crowd who had mistakenly cheered, but it proved premature.
- He heaved the gates open with Julius and Sam, and threw his spear at an emerging Saxon who had been awoken by the whistle.
- So I took my time finishing the job, heaved myself upright and turned to face the source of the muttering.
- I heaved myself and the table up the last flight of stairs.
- They heaved themselves up, their muscles feeling like lead.
- I slowly heaved myself off the couch and into a standing position, stumbled over to the door, and opened it just as he dropped a package at the door and rang the bell.
- She heaved herself out of the rocking chair and plucked the binoculars from the table.
2.1(rise and fall)his chest heaved — respiraba agitadamente
- the ship heaved up and down in the swell — el barco subía y bajaba con la marejada
2.2heaving present participle(chest/bosom) palpitante(sobs) convulsivo(molten lava/tar pit) bullenteshe fought her way through the heaving throng of people — se abrió paso a través del hormiguero de gente
- The other friend heaved a sigh and said he was totally dependent on his son who didn't give him any money.
- Breathing hard, Jacob simply stared for a few more seconds before I heaved a harsh sigh and tugged off my headphones.
- If you could cup your ear you could hear Republicans all over the country heaving a sigh of relief.
- Finally he calmed down, his chest heaving as he panted, his heart still pounding in his chest.
- Her body lurched, so thin the lightest touch would break her in half, heaving gasps of terror.
- The second man heaved a sigh that was mocking in its false regret.
- But instead of putting our feet up and heaving a sigh of relief, many of us are just beginning to realise how much we've actually spent.
- If you were here now you'd hear me heaving a big sigh.
- He can see her shoulders slightly heaving up and down.
- ‘Yes that's what I want’ I slammed the door in his face and leaned against it my shoulders heaving, it felt as though I had just run a mile.
- His shoulders were heaving with sobs as I knelt beside him.
- They are consuming the dish by dollops and heaving sighs of contentment.
- The woman fell back, chest heaving, lips moving soundlessly.
- Her tears for me were more than I could bear, and I started to sob silently, my chest heaving, my shoulders shaking.
- We all heave a semi-contented sigh and say to ourselves: ‘At least he isn't playing.’
- I wrapped my arms around him and he buried his face into my shoulder like he had earlier that evening, shoulders heaving as he wrapped his arms around my waist.
- She continued to improve and her family heaved a sigh of relief and started limping back towards normalcy.
- Then he kissed it lightly and heaved a deep sigh again.
- Qantas executives will be heaving a sigh of relief tonight.
- Darcy burst round the corner, his chest heaving heavily as he panted.
- John knelt and checked for a pulse, he heaved a sigh of relief when he found one, Jim wouldn't die just yet.
- Environmentalists may fume, but commuters and residents sick of the constant traffic jams are heaving a sigh of relief at the sight of builders starting work on the new dual-carriageway.
- He put his arms around my shoulders and I leaned on shoulders, my body heaving with sobs.
- Her chest heaved gently to the rhythm of her breathing, but as he crept in further, he had to stifle a scream.
- The owners of the 150 properties engulfed by flood waters 15 months ago were not the only people heaving a sigh of relief.
- Motorists will be heaving a sigh of relief with the announcement the by-pass is due to open before Christmas.
- She covered her face with her hands, her shoulders heaving.
- As our shoulders burn and lungs heave with exertion, we slowly get the kayak under control and find the rhythm and intensity required to keep it going in the desired direction.
- She lay there, panting and heaving, feeling her blood drain away from her body and out through her torn clothes.
- My chest heaved, I was panting, and my hair had become stringy and was sticking to my sweaty neck and face.
- Perhaps because of this, I felt acutely conscious of the way my shoulders were heaving, a rapid and seemingly exaggerated flapping motion.
- Her head bowed low, hair falling over her face, and her shoulders heaved.
- One suspects the government will now, after heaving a sigh of relief, quietly hand the issue over to doctors for them to sort out.
- His chest heaved and he threw back his head, his muscles vibrating from the uncontrollable happiness of a laugh.
- Labour election strategists, heaving a sigh of relief that the fuel protest seems to have been defused, are now worrying about the apathy factor in the forthcoming British election.
- He has his face in his hands, his shoulders heaving.
- Already her chest and shoulders heaved from holding in sobs.
- For those who heave a sigh of relief a second shock is only a couple of hours away.
- He laid panting and heaving for breath until he finally fell asleep.
- You can almost hear the First Minister heaving a sigh of relief.
- I felt my stomach churn painfully, heaving viciously before I had time to react.
- My stomach heaved and I covered my mouth as I tried to regain control of my senses.
- He spent the next few minutes bent in half, but even after his stomach was completely empty he continued to retch and heave but bring nothing up.
- My stomach heaved and I ran to the toilet, retching and crying.
- Bile rose in his throat and he began to heave uncontrollably.
- Will lay flat on his back, stomach heaving, sweat pooling in sandy little lumps on the cave floor.
- Tom felt deadly full, his stomach still heaving like a stormy sea.
- She was forced to close her eyes again as her stomach heaved.
- As soon as her stomach stopped heaving she fled back into the kitchen, away from the sight and smell of the dead kitten, and wiped her mouth down.
- My stomach almost heaved at the last ‘fond’ memory of my last movie with the two of them.
- But even I could make it no farther than the sixth house before my legs gave from under me and I collapsed on the ground, my stomach heaving.
- Her stomach heaved, and she wrapped her arms around her middle as if to contain it.
- My legs took me away from him and I dry heaved until I fell into a fit of tears.
- Her stomach heaved and she ran to the bathroom next to Samuel's room.
- This time, however, her stomach heaved and she just barely grabbed the chamber pot before she was sick.
- Her stomach clenched suddenly, heaving, and she had her answer.
- Her stomach heaved and her hands were damp and clammy.
- I stood on their front lawn, my stomach heaving, trying to get my breath back.
4past tense, past participle heaved"or "hoveMarina
(come)(ship) virarthe harbor hove into sight — el puerto apareció ante nuestra vista
- The Danes used to work holding the boat with an anchor and heaving the ropes to the boat.
- He hired hundreds of labourers to heave a large boat, a passenger ferry, over a mountain in the Andes.
- Where there was no obvious launch point George - adrenaline-charged - would heave the boat over walls or railings and clamber in.
- Finally I jump ashore and heave my boat out and carry it over the levee.
1(pull) tirón masculino(pull) jalón masculino Cono Sur América Latina(push) empujón masculino(para mover algo) (effort) esfuerzo masculinogive it another heave — empujen/tiren (or jalen etc.) otra vez
- With a great heave of breath, Elizabeth slid across the wall to the stairs, never taking her eyes off of the closed door.
- The Guardian roared once more and, with a heave, he pushed his body sideways and forced the knife into the ground.
- The view from the summit, however, is assuredly worth all of the leg cramps and dry heaves.
- He headed the hammer with a heave of 47. 55m, and dominated the shot with 13. 31m.
- The vomiting soon turned into dry heaves, then coughs finally transforming into heart wrenching, soul shaking sobs.
- David gave a tremendous heave and Rose caught the end of the line.
- Zane was struggling, his breaths coming in short heaves and his face turning red.
- I tossed the remaining ball into the metal container and slammed the lid down with a heave, and then turned and walked across the court to where my father was standing.
- With a final heave, my boots skidded across the floor, leaving dark smudges in their wake.
- He managed to give her a final heave and pull her through just as the door shut and gravity returned to normal.
- I gave the stick a mighty heave and it swung out in a beautiful, soaring arc.
- They hay strewn floor gave a heave as the other stables started awake.
- He shifts his weight as fast as possible and gives his opponent a great heave.
- With a jerk and a heave, the train stopped, sending Rebecca tumbling, laughing, on top of her husband.
- I was struck - flabbergasted, really - by the velocity of the heaves.
- So gathering all the strength he had he gave a mighty heave and broke the chain about his neck.
- Maybe he could really flip himself over with an almighty heave?
- Before I go on, please take a minute to finish your dry heaves of disgust as you purge that image from your minds.
- They guarded their opponents courteously, looked for unchallenged spaces to catch the ball, and settled for long-range heaves.
- It is characterised with gentle hand movements, a distinctive heave of the torso and soft walk.
argot(nausea)the heaves — náuseas femenino
- it gives me the heaves — me da ganas de vomitar
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.