In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(explosive device)bomba feminineto put a bomb under sb — darle una sacudida a algn
- The employment of car and truck bombs demonstrates a level of expertise that perhaps would suggest the involvement of well-trained terrorists.
- Following last Friday's bicycle bomb murder, a large number of workers went on strike in the city today.
- There have been a total of 35 shooting attacks, and 13 bombs exploded.
- Similarly, although aircraft might contain high-explosive bombs, the target might require cluster bomb units.
- The majority of guerrilla attacks on US occupation forces have been carried out by remotely detonated bombs or rocket-propelled grenades.
- Those left behind learned to live with the fear of explosive or incendiary bombs.
- In the warehouse, Morriss's trap detonated, and a bomb exploded.
- The court heard that the bomb contained high explosives that were normally used for mining explosions in Northern Ireland.
- At 7.49 am, a backpack bomb tore through their train as it entered Santa Eugenia station, nine miles from Atocha.
- The building has been targeted before, and was the scene of a massive van bomb in 1993.
- He said the bomb was detonated by remote control.
- Recent attempted van bomb attacks were foiled in Derry and Belfast.
- But the owner used his telecommunications expertise to prepare the mobile phones that detonated the train bombs by remote control.
- Exactly one year ago today, a devastating truck bomb tore through the Headquarters, killing 22 people.
- A bomb or a missile explodes, spreading the chemical or biological agent over a wide area.
- But even the remote controlled bombs are not the perfect weapon.
- One day in October, a bomb exploded under his truck.
- It is why they blow up big bombs in civilian crowds.
- Not all of the bombs detonated on impact, and many still lie in the ground here.
- The latest technology of death - incendiary bombs and high explosives - rained down on unprotected people for three hours.
- He would fill the cores of bombs with explosives, and part of his job was to go to the aboveground nuclear tests in Nevada.
- According to sources, dissident groups are now at work planning to plant bombs or detonate incendiary devices.
- The dirty bomb was made from a material called radioactive zirconium which was packed into a bomb casing with high explosives.
- He made sure of that when he sent her a package bomb that blew off her hands and nearly killed her.
- An exact mix of high explosive and incendiary bombs was used to start the kind of fires that burned Dresden.
- It was later discovered that the bombs were practice bombs, filled with concrete or plaster, rather than explosives.
- A passenger said the sound of the impact sounded like a bomb exploding.
- The second night attack, which used high explosive and incendiary bombs alternately, caused the first man-made firestorm which affected an area of 22sq.km.
- A bomb or grenade also exploded on the road during the shooting, but caused no casualties.
- However, nothing happened until about 9.00 am when the capital was attacked with both incendiary and high explosive bombs.
- It appeared the car was booby-trapped and the bomb was detonated by remote control.
- They also discuss how to make a pressure cooker bomb and using a Walkman headset into a bobby-trapped device.
- Just as my vehicle crossed an aqueduct, they detonated a homemade bomb by remote control and it tore through the floor of my car.
- A deadly manuscript bomb set off in an American city.
- Many people were killed, including a friend of mine who was hit by shrapnel from a van bomb.
- That night airships dropped high explosive bombs and incendiaries on Bradley, Tipton, Wednesbury and Walsall.
- A guard activated a radio-jamming device immediately so the bomb couldn't be detonated, West wrote.
- Car bombs are a very significant part, car bombs, truck bombs, explosive devices.
- Big Ben has more recently figured in fevered truck bomb scenarios that result in it crashing down.
- According to some reports the bomb contained material which was also found in bombs which exploded last year in blocks of flats situated in the suburbs of Moscow.
1.2(atomic or nuclear)the bomb — la bomba (atómica)
- Let me say that I have a strong but constructive critique against parts of the traditional left with regard to their attitude to the bomb and nuclear power.
- Of little military significance, the city of 250,000 provided a good test of the bomb's destructiveness.
- From the very outset all the combatants knew that the bomb would be both a weapon of destruction and a weapon of terror.
- The age of the bomb, and of other weapons of mass destruction (chemical and biological) continues.
- Despite the unarguable logic of the bomb, nuclear wars don't happen.
- These proposals were eventually rejected for fear that the use of the bomb might provoke a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
- Once inside the target, burning uranium is another part of the bomb's destructive power.
- Harry Truman, who made the decision to use it, shared with the electorate the opinion that the bomb was a legitimate weapon.
- Part one, describing the destructive effects of the bomb on the population of the two cities, was published on August 6.
- The danger is that the government's scaremongering proves so effective that if the worst comes to pass, lives will be lost as a result of fear and ignorance rather than the direct effects of the bomb.
2US informal(flop)desastre masculine informalfracaso masculine
- And while expensive star signings have won lacklustre ratings, the channel's film arm has produced a string of critical and commercial bombs.
3British informal(large sum)dineral masculineplatal masculine South America informalpastón masculine Spain informallanón masculine Mexico informalit cost a bomb — costó un dineral (or un platal etc.)
- The Greenwich Millennium Village's developers must be making an absolute bomb out of the old gasworks.
- And here's your workstation - it cost a bomb, and it's the latest and fastest, I believe.
- They may be high fashion, and they may well cost a bomb, but they are, fundamentally, half your basic shell suit.
- I told him that it would cost a bomb and that my Mom and Dad would never allow it.
- It must have cost a bomb but it looked absolutely amazing on her.
- The place was very small, and the drinks cost a bomb!
- Of course, some of them cost a bomb, but their effect in a home makes up for everything.
- Whether that means adding on another bathroom, or a garden shed - this legislation does not detail that - it will cost a bomb.
- Drinks run the gamut from Manhattans to Martinis but shaken or stirred they cost a bomb.
- Soft-toys available in upmarket shops cost a bomb, whereas the toys here are priced at a very affordable range.
- The show didn't cost a bomb and was in aid of a local charity for children.
- It cost a bomb, but the university footed the bill, as I had to move at their request.
- LCD televisions are all the rage, but a space-saving panel with a picture to rival your traditional set will cost a bomb.
1.1(from air)(factory/city) bombardear
- We cannot create a safer world by terrorising and bombing the land of every dictator who chooses not to take ‘our’ side.
- Moments after they left, the Yugoslav air force began bombing the city.
- The area was heavily bombed in the Blitz, and later heavily redeveloped.
- The city was bombed at least six times through the next day and night.
- It's the supporters who know about how the field was bombed in World War II.
- I think it would be regarded as sacrilegious to bomb the World Heritage sites of Egypt, but I am not sure we have the same scruples about Iraq.
- In retrospect, with 20/20 hindsight, people now understand that he should have bombed the camps.
- This means bombing the industrial cities, torpedoing the Atlantic convoys.
- A couple of nights ago they were using cluster bombs to bomb some area.
- We bombed their fields and poisoned their country
- The US is continuing to heavily bomb the city on a daily basis.
- As winter approaches, another group of Red Cross food distribution centres is inadvertently bombed in a country where four million people face starvation.
- Villages were bombed from the air and a town was shelled from a cruiser at sea.
- Traditionally, cities being bombed turn off all their lights.
- But what if on arrival, their meeting place were bombed and all 21 were killed?
- We strafed and bombed the city until 23,000 of them were dead.
- In advance of the line of attack the Luftwaffe heavily bombed all road and rail junctions, and concentrations of Polish troops.
- Before the Sri Lankan army captured Jaffna in 1995, the Air Force indiscriminately bombed civilian areas in the city.
- The next occasion Bangkok heard the drone of Allied bombers was 19 December when the dock area was bombed at night.
1.2(plant bomb in)(hotel/train/shop) colocar una bomba en
2US informal(condemn)poner por los suelos informal
- The film bombed, much to his disappointment, and he went back to school.
- Cinemas could become much more entrepreneurial ventures, making more money by taking more of the risk of films smashing or bombing.
- Unfortunately, this big-budget movie bombed miserably in the box office and the producer burned his fingers.
- Kevin Alderton is hoping to set the first-ever blind speed skiing record by bombing down a snowy slope at more than 100 mph.
- However, many of his latest movies have bombed at the box-office.
- Noonan's party bombed in the subsequent election, but the photo his team conjured up became one of the campaign's most enduring images.
- The distributors were not going to be happy, said the theatre manager, although since the film had bombed in Auckland they were probably not expecting too much.
- Sadly, Revolution bombed heavily at the box office, although it had been beautifully shot and directed.
- Johnny Wright came bombing down the right wing and played the ball into Gerard McCargo who curled a sweet left foot shot in off the post.
- It opened in only 700 theatres across the country and quickly bombed.
- His first film bombed because it failed to live up to its name.
- If this play bombed, the Thespian Club was likely to drop the senior drama club altogether.
- After beating Andre Ooijer the Frenchman crossed for Silva to finish at the far post after bombing forward.
- The host noted that, although the film bombed in 1958, Godard placed it on his list of top ten films of that year.
- Whether Hughes enjoyed the joke is doubtful; expectation was meteoric and he stood to lose a fortune if the film bombed.
- I have heard many a screeching of car breaks as the driver has been bombing along and come around the corner to meet a huge tractor.
- It seemed, based on the reactions of drivers and pedestrians that a group of skaters bombing along the streets was a completely new experience.
- The hugely expensive film bombed so badly that one of Hollywood's most venerable companies, United Artists, was destroyed.
- It bombed so badly he almost started drinking again.
- It is the concern of the bank that prices have bombed along despite expectations to the contrary, he said.
- After Angus bombed, his career officially went into a lull so he enrolled at university and considered giving up acting altogether.
- Despite this remarkable line-up, the film bombed.
- But movies that bombed at the box office yet had young adult cult appeal, are perfect Internet candidates.
- First he found solace in Bollywood, but his film Anarth bombed at the box office.
- It is quite usual for 90 per cent of the films to bomb at the box office for not being up to the expectations.
- Since the film bombed, I don't think we'll be seeing more of Riddick in the near future.
- He bombs about with the other dogs and is so determined to do whatever they do but he is really clumsy, which has landed him in bother.
1(flop)(novel/play) ser un fracaso(play/novel) estrellarse informal(play/novel) tronar Mexico informal(novel/play) jalar Peru informalI bombed in physics — me rajaron en física Chile informal
2British(go fast)ir a toda mecha informalir a todo lo que da informal
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