In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2(engineering operations)obras femenino
3(factory)fábrica femeninocement works — fábrica de cemento
- printing works — imprenta
- before noun works canteen — cantina
- works committee — comité de empresa
- works outing — salida con la gente del trabajo
4(mechanism)mecanismo masculinoto gum up the works — embarrarla América del Sur coloquial
- to be in the works — estar en trámite
- your application is in the works — su solicitud está en trámite
5coloquial(all)there were candles, soft music, the works! — había velas, música ambiental y toda la historia coloquial
- to give sb the works — (beat up) sacarle la mugre a algn
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