In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(go)she tootled off — se fue / se largó tan pancha / campante coloquial
- we'll tootle around to see him later — más tarde nos daremos una vuelta por su casa
- well, I'll tootle along now — bueno, me voy
2(make sound, tune)to tootle on sth
- he was tootling (away) on his flute — estaba tocando la flauta
- So I tootled over to Minehead, parked, and strolled down to W.H.Smith's, intent on buying a Guardian newspaper.
- As the mounted, scarlet coated protest leader tootled on his horn, the adviser looked up, lit a cigarette and ambled away, entirely unconcerned.
- Goodness knows how many times I've turned the key, waited for the plugs to warm up, started the engine and tootled off merrily without a moment's problem or hesitation.
- They all went whizzing by us as we tootled along at forty miles per hour.
- After the display we tootled up the hill to a wacky housing association place called The Quadrangle which was having a bonfire party.
- So, I got home Thursday evening from Atlanta and tootled off to work yesterday morning like a good girl.
- The lightweight blokart is a micro landsailer, ideal for racing up the beach or for gently tootling along in a light breeze with children.
- The Northern Professor and his Godpapa have tootled off down the drive for several days adventure in the north of England.
- Just tootling along, getting stuff done, and enjoying.
- So now we have our daily pants choosing ritual in which the Munchkin sticks his head under his dad's dressing gown to see what colour pants he has chosen before tootling off to his own room to choose a matching pair.
- That's a rare tune for the French to be tootling.
- Anyway, we tootled along tonight to see Chelsea play Leeds United.
- He tootles around the island in a black, chauffeur-driven London taxi.
- Anyway, I heard this rather loud ‘crack’ sound coming from the main bedroom, so off I tootled to see what had happened.
- Sounds particularly great in the car, when tootling round the Peak District on a moody afternoon.
- Others tootled about Oodnadatta, surprised to see sparrows again, visiting the Pioneer Graveyard, and browsing in the railway building's museum.
- Senators danced to castanets; the bishop tootled the flute.
- The BMW stops dead, and the driver starts tootling with vigour.
- So today I had errands to run; both oldest daughters wanted help with some groceries and our fridge was looking a bit empty anyway, so M and I tootled off to Sainsbury's to get food.
- There you are, two days before the British Grand Prix, minding your own business tootling down the M40 southbound towards Oxford, when suddenly there's a blue flashing light in your rearview mirror.
- So off I tootled to the garage with the petrol can, grabbed four litres of unleaded and got back home to find Mr Chippy all cleaned and gleaming, waiting for work.
- That means he'll be spending more time on the hoof, moving quietly through employees' offices, with even less opportunity to indulge his one passion: the 1936 soft-top Bentley in which he tootles round the Dales on days off.
- People tootle around the streets in rental golf carts, or walk: there's plenty of time to stroll when everyone else is on foot, too.
- Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigour.
- Our fail-safe plan of copying the best things that anyone else was doing was actually failing, after most of the people we knew had tootled off to England.
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