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(force water from)(cloth/garment) escurrir(cloth/garment) retorcer(cloth/garment) estrujar
- Ellianne watched her brother soak the linen, wring it and press it to her eyes.
- We would walk off after each scene; literally wringing our shirts dry of sweat.
- He wrung out his cloth and began wiping spilled ale off the counter.
- Debbie looked satisfied, and wrung out the dishcloth more cheerfully.
- So as the three of us dried off, wrung out our suits, dried our hair, and got dressed as we discussed Möbius, their eclectic original music, and their profound musicianship.
- The was a light knock on the door and Sister Nicci stood wringing out Cassandra's hair and shaking her hands then opened the door.
- Gently wipe away all traces of the cleanser with a face washer wrung out in tepid water, rinsing at least twice more in warm water.
- She heard the sound of water being wrung from a cloth and felt its damp warmth pressed to her lip- and a searing stab of pain!
- Then, over your eyes, place a soft, scented washcloth that has been wrung out in warm lavender water (two cups water with five drops lavender essential oil).
- He lifted it out, wrung it, and pressed the cloth against his forehead.
- Victoria wrung out the washcloth into the basin and hung it on its peg.
- I wrung out a cold washrag, let it soak in the hot water as I brushed my hair, then braided it into a tight braid in the back of my head.
- Gently wipe away all traces of the cleansing lotion with a flannel wrung out in hand-hot water, rinsing at least twice more in hot water.
- Once the vat was emptied, the crowd of family and friends clapped and cheered and we were given strict instructions after changing not to wring the clothes out - for this would squeeze out the good that had been done.
- Next, dissolve some pure soap flakes in warm water and rub all over the furniture, paying careful attention to the soiled areas, with a towel wrung out in this soapy water.
- You had to watch every garment as it was wrung, in order that it did not wrap over the top roller and become entangled.
- Kou wrung out his wet clothes and set them over the side of the tub.
- Blanch the spinach until wilted, then drain well, wringing thoroughly with your hands until it's dry.
- Prop maker Peter Greenwood found a real mangle so the dame can wring clothes in the panto's slapstick scenes.
- The heart twists blood out the same way you'd wring a towel to get water out.
1.2(extract)(confession/information) arrancarto wring sth from/out of sb — arrancarle algo a algn
- Despite her best efforts, Isobel could rarely wring a smile out of Keenan.
- I was amazed at how pristine a picture the studio was able to wring from the thirty year-old print.
- Additionally, while my parks all turn a handsome profit, I don't spend a lot of time playing with the cost of the hamburgers at the concession stands to wring out every last dime.
- This quarter, companies are still wringing every bit of productivity they can from their existing workforces.
- The congressman also pressed Ergen on whether the combined company would wring price concessions from programmers.
- He wrung the script, page by page from Thomas over seven years.
- But protesters have wrung a promise from city planning bosses that they will look into making Rockstone Lane a conservation area so future development is more in keeping with the road.
- Specifically it refers to peasants displaced from farmland when it gets increasingly difficult for them to wring a decent livelihood from the soil, which faces steady encroachment as a result of urban development.
- Dylan's vocals are quite muscular; he attacks the lyrics like a boxer, shouting, growling and bending words in effort to wring new meanings from them.
- In the unprecedented action, contractors and workers joined forces to wring improvements out of four companies benefiting from the state's home building boom.
- Guiseley wrung one final effort out of Henry before the final whistle and all in all a draw was a fair result.
- For those readers who are accustomed to more detailed explications, the chapters will read less as case studies and more as efforts to wring from Freud's original texts some interpretive potential.
- Scientists now fear the bruising experience will make it more difficult to wring cash out of the government for similar ambitious projects in the future.
- More-realistic animated characters take more time to create, and efficiencies have to be wrung from elsewhere in production.
- This makes the unions more effective at actually wringing concessions out of companies, since it effectively removes the competitive pressures on them.
- But campaigners argue that such promises are easily broken when private companies try to wring more profits from such projects.
- He actually bends over the steering wheel as if to wring an extra couple of miles out of the car.
- In the month following the uprising, the political opposition wrung more concessions from the oppressive regime than they had in the previous 50 years.
- Any successful legal effort to wring such material from a newsroom is potentially worrisome, because it establishes a precedent.
- That's what she got, getting high marks from critics for wringing every ounce of effort from her team.
2(squeeze, twist)(neck) retorcerto wring sb's heart — partirle el corazón a algn
- Part of me couldn't believe that Cleo would go through such methods just to steal off me, but the other part wanted to wring her scrawny little neck.
- Her hands were starting to itch to wring both the town head's and Cody's necks.
- It took everything inside of him to keep from jumping over the table and wringing the man's neck.
- It's operated by a centrifugal clutch and gives the buggy a far better top speed than a single geared model, and gives the engine a break from not wringing its own neck, trying to hit top speed with only one gear.
- We've become so removed from the reality of obtaining our food supply that almost no one knows how to wring - or would dare to wring - a chicken's neck.
- To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, stop wringing the hands that should wring his neck!
- Phillip Chaussier, after all, was a friend - one whose neck she usually would have loved to wring, were she only tall enough to reach it - but a friend nevertheless.
- The man who has fed the chicken every day throughout its life at last wrings its neck instead, showing that more refined views as to the uniformity of nature would have been useful to the chicken.
- Doc's hands hung loose by his sides like fat geese with their necks wrung.
- Let's hope the two don't wring each other's necks during their stay together.
- Tobie shrieked, almost wringing her best friend's neck.
- Oh, he didn't know how bad I wanted to wring his neck!
- The unfortunate chickens that were contaminated by the pigeon droppings we were forced to kill by wringing their necks.
- Thus our instincts certainly cause us to believe that the sun will rise tomorrow, but we may be in no better a position than the chicken which unexpectedly has its neck wrung.
- Back at the peg, its neck will be wrung to kill it.
- I bellowed, lunging for Cousin Liam and wringing him around the neck.
- When the chicken is for Legba, you've got to wring its neck.
- Then I find myself at Wal-Mart surrounded by screaming children whose chubby little necks I want to wring, and reality kicks in.
- My stomach lurched as I threw myself at Roahin, doing anything I could to wring his scrawny, traitorous, lying, cheating little neck.
- I expect him to break into a strangled stutter as I wring his neck, to beg for his life.
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