In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(modalidad de billar que se juega con 15 bolas rojas y 6 de otro color) snooker masculino
1Deporteinterponer una bola en la línea de tiro del contrincante
- He led 53-8 with two reds left in the 16th frame but snookered himself on the second last red.
- But the initiative was handed back to him after Dott snookered himself on the brown after potting the green and he was able to nick the frame.
- Unfortunately, having potted his first (and only ball as it turned out to be) Richard snookered himself.
- On his first visit Tony cleared the rest of his spots but snookered himself on the black.
- Despite accidentally sinking the white ball and then being craftily snookered by Mac, he played his way out of most problems including a spectacular bank-shot sinking his red stripe into a centre pocket.
2Britanico coloquial(put in awkward position)poner en un jaqueponer en un breteponer en un apurowe've missed the train, now we're really snookered — hemos perdido el tren, ahora sí que estamos arreglados
- I was pretty apprehensive prior to the ride, as I was aware that it was pretty early in the season and my attempts to get a solid training ride or two into my legs had been snookered by various mechanicals and the consequences thereof.
- Billy had been snookered by them a couple of times.
- Apparently you are being snookered into making offers.
- The Democrats were snookered because they couldn't say that they were against homosexual equality without alienating voters who were already in the bag.
- They got that briefing yesterday and moved fast to avoid being snookered by the Government, proposing and today supporting legislation to ban the two organisations.
- Read his concurrence before suggesting he was snookered, sold-out, or whatever else you want to read into his vote.
- The Americans were snookered by their own arrogant assumption that they were dealing with an enemy who could only copy, badly, the wartime devices of the day.
- The US was snookered by these expatriates, all right.
- Normally, I'm sympathetic to investors who get snookered by the volatility and outright lies that drive so many small-cap stocks.
- California has snookered itself, thinking it's defeated politics as usual.
- Sure, show the kids that the parents don't mean what they say and can be snookered into taking back a punishment.
- Realizing he has been snookered, Esau goes on the warpath and hunts down Jacob.
- Once again, I'd been snookered by the Literacy Lady.
- Ironically, even the author of the famed phrase ‘irrational exuberance’ was snookered into believing that the old laws of economics had somehow been repealed.
- Was the press snookered by all this official reassurance, and maybe is just now waking up to reality?
- It is a scenario where politicians couldn't even promise results as labour law snookered workers dogged by bad, bad luck after a life-time commitment to an industry that simply moved from Athy.
- Of course, you could try to snooker a bummed owner into trading one of them to you - that, we encourage.
- Here, in the coming days, the Americans are in danger of being seriously snookered.
- They just can't avoid being manipulated, tricked, conned, used, snookered, bamboozled, hoodwinked, rum amok and conned by men.
- Farmers are also realizing governments and industry have snookered them.
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