In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Soldiers were deployed to stop these protesters - shooting into crowds, wounding many, and spraying teargas from helicopters, asphyxiating at least one child.
- Unlike carbon dioxide systems, which will asphyxiate humans, these materials also are safe for occupants should they be unable to escape before the system discharges.
- Steam rose from all directions, billowing into swirls, each a threatening tentacle ready to choke, suffocate, asphyxiate me.
- The abject tyranny of political correctness murderously asphyxiates us with sugary pleasantries and tedious nomenclature.
- In fact, all the characters in the film feel so strongly about the agony of ordinary existence, and find their lives so asphyxiating, that escape, in whatever form it takes, becomes their oxygen.
- Thin air is un-nourishing and asphyxiating; it is also what people and things disappear into.
- We all know someone who's very closeness can almost asphyxiate us right?
- Apparently the thick, nonporous tape kills the wart by asphyxiating it or something.
- Gas masks protected soldiers against asphyxiating agents, but no adequate protection had yet been found against mustard gas, which attacked the skin.
- For a while, all this democracy seemed to be asphyxiating democracy.
- In their incompetent hands, data protection has become an asphyxiating blanket of political correctness, rather than a sword and shield to protect the interests of law-abiding citizens.
- It appears that some of these had rotted and produced a lethal gas which asphyxiated the crew members.
- Employing poison weapons or asphyxiating gases is classed by the tribunal as a war crime.
- Trappers kill the cowbirds by asphyxiating them with automobile exhaust or by breaking their necks.
- The kids and I enjoyed having her company, apart from the fact that she just about asphyxiated us all each morning with the amount of hair spray she was using.
- The effect asphyxiated almost all the fish and corals in the reefs fringing a 400-kilometer-long stretch of the Mentawai Islands.
- The rot spreads, mould covering the sheen of life, dragging it down with cloying, asphyxiating stealth.
- Poorly trained correctional officers have accidentally asphyxiated mentally ill prisoners whom they were trying to restrain.
- It came from all sides, asphyxiating him, robbing him of the peace of mind he so desperately craved.
- Helen gave her a hug that temporarily asphyxiated her friend.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.