In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Instead of a hard sock in the arm, he got a soft smack in the arm.
- The Maus mounted a 128 mm main gun that would punch through enemy armor like a thrown sock punches through a wall made out of gelatin.
- Apparently, it was my sock that broke the belt, so in other words it was my fault.
- If Martin can succeed, the lineup has enough sock elsewhere to cash in.
- When he pulled up too hard on landing and porpoised into a stall the resulting crash hurt like a sock in the mouth.
- I was treated to a sock on the jaw by the same thugs later that night.
- Coming up from the minors is the right-handed-hitting Juan Uribe, who has good sock but can be undisciplined on breaking balls.
1.1(for foot)calcetín masculinomedia femenino América Latina[as modifier] ankle socks — soquetes
- knee-length socks — calcetines largos
- to pull one's socks up — esforzarse
- to put a sock in it — cerrar el pico
- Dry your feet completely afterward, and wear cotton socks which let your feet breathe.
- The hallway was lined with black granite tiles and it felt slippery underneath my sock covered feet.
- In the evenings, my mother read to us, and we knitted socks and sweaters for my dad in the army, stoked the fire and listened to the radio, mainly to Children's Hour, and the news, of course.
- She had removed her black boots at the door and had thick wool socks on her feet.
- I wear a bright orange fleece sweatshirt, some nylon running pants and wool socks.
- In more formal settings, black over-the-calf stretch nylon cotton or wool socks are fitting.
- Even with her wool sweaters, shirts, leggings, socks, and cloak, she was still cold.
- The patient, who can use the device while sitting, places a cotton sock over his or her foot before the cuff is placed.
- Cotton socks absorb moisture and keep feet drier than nylon socks.
- Madame Cholet, a kindly countrywoman who lived in the neighbouring house, knitted her woolly socks to keep her feet warm during pruning.
- These boots will give a good grip on wet decks and worn with woollen thermal or neoprene socks will keep your feet as warm as toast.
- Fleece picks up lint easily and a fleece garment washed with wool socks or terry towels will never look the same again.
- I put a dress over her hospital pajamas, socks on her feet, placed her in a chair and we had breakfast together.
- Wearing clean cotton socks will protect the feet from fungi living in your shoes.
- I've found that good quality wool socks from the Gap or even Target last a really long time and are both comfortable and stylish.
- In the States, wool mittens and socks are sometimes used as adornments in wedding ceremonies.
- On not so cold days you can use a cycling sock, colder days require an upgrade to cotton socks and on the coldest days you can go wool.
- In that case, you might want to check out the regular, non-contrast, Land's End cotton rag or wool rag socks.
- His feet were now covered only by his wool socks, which would make less noise, but make footing slippery on the marble floor.
- I had changed out of my uniform in grey sweats and a navy UCLA sweatshirt, with thick socks on my feet.
1.2(inner sole)plantilla femenino
2coloquial(punch)puñetazo masculinopiña femenino coloquialtrompada femenino América del Sur coloquialcombo masculino Chile Perú coloquial
3EE. UU.coloquial(force)garra femenino
1coloquialpegarle un puñetazo apegarle una piña a coloquialpegarle una trompada a América del Sur coloquialpegarle un combo a Perú Chile coloquialto sock sb one — darle una a algn
- to sock it to sb
- she was furious and really socked it to him — estaba furiosa y le dijo de todo
- go out there on stage and sock it to 'em! — ¡sube al escenario y demuéstrales quién eres!
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