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
- Though he is a small-time criminal he boasts of big time blags and heavy criminal acquaintances.
- We can't go for a simple walk without her being tooled up and ready for an easy blag.
- He plays an ageing thief whose plans to retire are postponed by a young whipper-snapper who blackmails him into one last blag.
- Less than an hour later, police were alerted by a silent alarm to a second blag in neighbouring Lacey.
- 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
2(pretense)camelo masculine informalchamullo masculine Chile informal
- Everybody else thought we were dodgy work-experience students on the blag.
- There didn't seem to be any point in trying to continue the blag, so the three of us nodded mutely.
- One especially brazen blag at an art exhibition (entered through charm, obviously) somehow resulted in a catalogue signed and personally dedicated by the artist.
- 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.
- 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.
transitive verbblagging, blagged
1(obtain by deception)conseguir con camelos informalconseguir con chamullos Chile informal
2(rob with violence)atracarasaltar
- That makes registering domain names more popular than stealing cars in the UK - during 1999 an average of two cars were blagged every minute.
- The blaggers blagged the jewels in the biggest blag I've ever seen.
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