In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(knot/bolt) apretar(steering/wheel) ajustar(rope) tensarhe tightened his hold on my arm — me apretó más el brazo
- His fingers tightened around my arm, and he brought his face close to mine.
- Thus the screw tightens for those who dare hesitate to embrace this circular truth.
- Matt tightens his arm around his girlfriend and glares at Bryan stonily.
- In Germany, Italy and Belgium, tests are under way to see if the treatment can be used to tighten the upper arms.
- I understand, obviously, that the country has had to tighten up its security controls.
- Nor will the administrators of these establishments be pushing drugs in order to tighten control.
- An analyst said the company should lay off more staff in order to tighten cost control.
- Those of us in the know would attend lessons with a screwdriver, tightening or loosening screws as necessary.
- It was immediately quelled as his iron grip on her arm began to tighten.
- Ken came back with the security guard and examined the wheel and tightened up the screws and made me safe enough to move.
- Victoria had her high heels on and was asking around for pliers to tighten up the screws on her heel.
- He tightens his arm around my shoulder, and we just sit, leaving each to our own thoughts and memories.
- Attracting quality role models is proving more difficult as the purse strings are tightened.
- However, even if the country tightens controls in this area, minors can still ask adult friends to buy them.
- I can feel him come back to reality and he tightens his arms around me.
- As the boa constrictor tightens its grip our feelings of euphoria will grow as our power to transact on our own account diminishes.
- His arms around her waist tightened as he moved her more snugly against him.
- There are also proposals to tighten controls on visitors from the Caribbean and the Balkans.
- He suddenly took a step closer to me, his hands tightening on my arms.
- They'll be tightening the border control, if not slamming the borders completely shut.
2(make stricter)(regulations) hacer más estricto(regulations) hacer más rígido(credit) restringirsecurity has been tightened — se han tomado medidas de seguridad más estrictas
1(muscles) tensarse(knot) apretarsethe rope tightened around his neck — la cuerda se le apretó alrededor del cuello
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