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(crush)(package/insect/fruit) aplastar(package/insect/fruit) espachurrar coloquial(fruit/insect/package) apachurrar Andes América Central coloquial(package/fruit/insect) espichar Colombiahis hat got squashed (flat) — se le aplastó el sombrero
- ‘The car was completely crushed from the front, my door was squashed in and the rest of the car was folded around me,’ said Gemma.
- I shrugged, dropping my half burned cigarette to the ground, squashing it beneath my foot.
- She considers squashing the insect between her fingers, but decides not to.
- I of course could not sleep for fear of rolling over and squashing her.
- Like other kids, when I was small we used to try to make wine, squashing grapes in a bucket.
- It feels like someone's sitting on your chest and squashing it, and you can't usually speak either, which doesn't help if you're trying to get help.
- The company have asked that cartons, cans and plastic containers be rinsed, dried and squashed.
- As one insect is squashed, another takes his place.
- Although the pressures used are immense, the processing conditions are designed so that foods are not squashed and they do retain their shape.
- I am also a vegetarian and attempt to relocate spiders rather than squashing them flat.
- He flung the cigarette to the ground and squashed it slowly with the toe of his right shoe.
- Halve the lemon grass stalks and squash the bases with the flat side of a knife.
- I've been squashing the flies as I see them but now I can put up sticky traps and let them catch themselves.
- I recycle as much of my household waste as possible, kitchen waste is composted, cans are squashed flat after removing bases, drink cans, newspapers and all other clean wastepaper placed in the relevant bins.
- And anyone who has been through Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Charley, you know that it literally just squashes these sorts of homes.
- His face was redder than the tomatoes he was squashing under foot and spittle flew from his mouth as he lumbered toward his wife.
- Meyers also is analyzing the strong, but extremely lightweight bill of the Toco Toucan, a Central and South American bird that squashes fruit and berries with its banana-shaped bill.
- He stepped on the cigarette, squashing it into the ground.
- You are requested to wash and squash containers before putting them in the recycling bins.
- We now have fresh bread every breakfast, and it is not squashed flat in the shopping trolley.
1.2(squeeze)meterwe can squash one more into the back — podemos meter a uno más atrás
- we were all squashed (up) against the wall — estábamos todos apiñados / apretujados contra la pared
2coloquial(suppress, silence)(protests/rumors) acallarhe needs to be squashed now and then — de vez en cuando hay que bajarle los humos
- she squashed Tom's arguments flat — echó por tierra los argumentos de Tom
- I didn't really understand how it was squashing my spirit until I was a little older.
- Brass insists doubts over City's character and commitment can be firmly squashed in the wake of Saturday's 2-0 victory over Cambridge United.
- Maya's excitement over their dinner guest wouldn't be squashed.
- I squashed the idea as soon as it crossed my mind.
- Any uprising is squashed by a massive show of force, as seen in the 1959 and more recently, the 1987-1989 uprisings.
- As soon as someone tries to squash me into a position of submission I will react and deal with any consequences later.
- The feelings, however, had to be squashed immediately and that's exactly what he did.
- Port Street is a litter of unrelated architecture and closed businesses and again proposals to inject new life are being squashed.
- She deserves to be squashed like everyone's squashed me.
- Hope and relief filled me, but were almost immediately squashed as someone kicked me in the ribs, and I found my face pressed against the floor.
- I hope that the whole idea will be squashed at this early stage, but if it goes further I will fight to keep our right to regional labelling.
- Council officials moved swiftly to squash rumours of scores of asylum seekers moving to Canvey.
- They forget, or do not wish to acknowledge, that in a packed meeting of party delegates after the May election there was comment, criticism and suggestions as to party policy, none of which were squashed.
- When she sends Guy off to war at the end of the first act, she projects so much youthful innocence and idealism that there's no way her happiness isn't going to be squashed by circumstance.
- This squashes other export industries and sucks in cheap imports, damaging others.
- Patriotism rallied the nation and previously popular anti-war sentiments were effectively squashed.
- She winked and a picture of Shawn flashed through my mind, which I squashed down immediately.
- Many an enthusiastic proposal has been squashed by an economist with a calculator and too much time on his hands.
- Thankfully, that proposal has now been squashed, and the hard-working New Zealander who always foots the bill will not be subject to that tax, at least.
- In June last year, Thompson was forced to squash rumours the club had received a £1million offer from premiership Sheffield Wednesday for the midfield tyro.
- One benefit of the committee is that since ideas become public immediately, an individual idea can't be squashed by only one manager.
- His mother had immediately squashed that idea.
- She quickly squashed the small pang of jealousy that had risen up in her.
- The bubbly romantic feelings Delaney was having were quickly squashed as she pulled out her palm pilot again and stared at Tanya's name.
- Many observers worry that such mergers could squash what few competing voices there are in many towns and cities.
- I've heard some talk about that, but I hope I squashed the rumours adequately.
- She needled him with such venom from behind her thick lenses that Seb was visibly squashed.
- Khalid, understandably enough, was of the opinion that rebellion could not be squashed.
1we all squashed into his study — nos metimos todos en su despacho
- could I squash in? — ¿me puedo meter yo también?
- to squash up — apretarse
- ask them to squash up a bit — diles que se aprieten un poco
1(crush)it was quite a squash fitting everybody in — hubo que apretarse / apretujarse mucho para que todos cupieran
- it was a terrible squash on the train — íbamos (or iban etc.) terriblemente apretados / apretujados en el tren
2Deportesquash masculinoa game of squash — un partido de squash
3Britanico(drink)refresco a base de extractos
1nombre genérico de varios tipos de calabaza, zapallo, cidra etc
- Both powdery mildew and downy mildew often infect squash plants as autumn nights grow cooler and dew keeps the foliage moist through the night.
- Once soil temperatures reach 60 degrees, you can plant corn, beans, squash and cucumbers.
- They planted a wide variety of beans, pumpkins, squash, and corn.
- Peel the squash then cut the flesh into chunks.
- Many parents were unsure of how to prepare some of the fresh vegetables, such as eggplant and some squashes.
- The staple of Mexican food is corn, supplemented by beans, squash, and chili peppers.
- The peas and other vines won't bother each other so go ahead and plan on planting cucumbers, melons or even squash together on the same trellis.
- Plant sweet corn in each of the first three weeks of June for multiple crops, and plant squash and cantaloupes up to June 20.
- There's much more beta carotene in traditional crops, from leafy green vegetables to squashes, melons and mangoes.
- The best vegetables are coming into season, I love sprouts, parsnips, swede, squash and pumpkins.
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