In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(violent robbery)asalto masculineatraco masculine
- Two men armed with a black handgun and a driver in the gang's getaway car are being sought in connection with the blag.
- He put together a crack team of thieves like in the film to pull a blag at the local casino
- He plays an ageing thief whose plans to retire are postponed by a young whipper-snapper who blackmails him into one last blag.
- We can't go for a simple walk without her being tooled up and ready for an easy blag.
- Though he is a small-time criminal he boasts of big time blags and heavy criminal acquaintances.
- Less than an hour later, police were alerted by a silent alarm to a second blag in neighbouring Lacey.
2(pretense)camelo masculine informalchamullo masculine Chile informal
- Convincing the manager you deserve a refund and swaying the librarian to waive your overdue fees - these are blags, times when we use our tongues to make our lives easier.
- Everybody else thought we were dodgy work-experience students on the blag.
- One especially brazen blag at an art exhibition (entered through charm, obviously) somehow resulted in a catalogue signed and personally dedicated by the artist.
- There didn't seem to be any point in trying to continue the blag, so the three of us nodded mutely.
- It was a phenomenal blag on his part, since most of Balding's horses were chasers, and at that time he had ridden not one chase over the big fences.
1(obtain by deception)conseguir con camelos informalconseguir con chamullos Chile informal
2(rob with violence)atracarasaltar
- The blaggers blagged the jewels in the biggest blag I've ever seen.
- That makes registering domain names more popular than stealing cars in the UK - during 1999 an average of two cars were blagged every minute.
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