In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
informalintermitente masculinedireccional feminine Mexico Colombiaseñalizador (de viraje) masculine Chile
- Josh turned on his left blinker and rolled to a stop at the red light.
- Nick put on his blinker and drove into a parking spot.
- Take off your blinkers and look at the big picture.
- Mara slowed at a stoplight and switched on the right blinker.
- I met him at a point in my life when I was just ready to look at the world and it was like he took my blinkers off.
- Joan once opened her mouth to tell him where to turn, but he switched his blinker before she could say anything.
- The green light always takes an eon to change while my left blinker gives off its annoying click.
- As we merge into traffic, he uses both his blinker and an arm signal.
- Their prettiness are in the selfish mind and in the untrained eyes behind the blinkers of this blind beholder!
- Try to hit the blinker and reset your cruise control.
- This is just some stupid road with a red light on and my blinker is saying that I am headed for the left.
- We must remove our blinkers to allow a fuller account of Aboriginal history to unfold.
- Tudor history has often been seen through English blinkers but how and how far did events in Ireland, Scotland and Europe influence the English Reformation?
- It turned on its blinker and drove into his driveway.
- Then he turned his right blinker on, and I sighed in relief.
- Putting his blinker on, he managed to work his way over two lanes to the side of the freeway, all the while making sure that the car behind him followed.
- I particularly liked the vehicle's side blinker.
- Brian flicked his blinker signal and descended the exit ramp.
- ‘Easy enough for you to say,’ I'd reminded him, watching him shift the blinker on as we turned off the main road.
- Kyle flipped on his blinker and a few moments later we were heading down the road, towards the lake.
- Jack only switched his right blinker on and turned towards Route 301 instead.
- A mile later I flick on my left blinker and turn into the plaza.
- His car cruised down the right lane of the street with its blinker on.
- Signal your intention to change the lane in good time by using the blinker and if necessary, by hand signalling, says the handbook.
- I put on my blinker and turned onto the road, which was heavily laden with fog.
1.2US Transportseñal intermitente feminine
2blinkers plural(on horse)anteojeras femininetapaojos masculine Colombia
- He really galloped well in the blinkers, so we put them on for the race and gave him Lasix, but I think the blinkers really made a difference.
- But Refinement, fitted with blinkers for the first time, returned to the winner's enclosure with an impressive nine-length victory.
- But her time was actually the fastest of the morning, and I didn't have the blinkers on her.
- Storming Home also proved the value of the controversial sheepskin cheekpieces which are now regularly fitted to horses who find blinkers and visors too claustrophobic.
- If we had taken the blinkers off him and changed the colors on him, he'd have looked exactly like Star.
- We took the blinkers off and were trying to get her to relax a little more.… it looks like it worked.
- This year's fuelled by such high octane horsepower you'll need to pull in the reins and wear blinkers to avoid cantering off course in all directions.
- We slapped the blinkers on him in his work and I felt he showed a little bit of improvement but certainly not enough to think he could win.
- For a long time, I thought this was just wrong and foolish on their part, but now I see a certain benefit to those blinkers.
- I was pleased with the others except Fadalko who didn't really take to the blinkers for the first time.
- He finished 13 th and wore a pair of blinkers, which I now think should be banned in that race.
- We put blinkers on her, and that seemed to work really well.
- Horses do not improve with first time blinkers.
- It is just that the racegoers look as if they might have been wearing blinkers when they got dressed that morning.
- Horses must be stripped of all clothing except small rubbers the size of the saddle and hoods with blinkers attached.
- Favourite First Gold, wearing blinkers, was looking for his third success in the race and led for most the race.
- The horse's owner puts leather blinkers close to its eyes so that it can only see what its master wants it to see, not look here or there.
- He guns for his fourth straight victory since the addition of blinkers.
- The five-year-old went from strength to strength after being applied with blinkers last season and emerged as one of the leading novices.
- The application of blinkers worked a treat on this filly at Ayr last time when she romped home by eight lengths in a maiden race.
1(horse) ponerle anteojeras a(horse) ponerle tapaojos a Colombiathey were blinkered by their prejudices — sus prejuicios los cegaban
- As any horse-cab driver in downtown Cairo knows, a horse must be blinkered to navigate the streets, or else the traffic will cause it to shy.
- Advocaat's patience with the Italian has appeared infinite, but one wonders whether pride has blinkered the manager's approach.
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