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
- A guard activated a radio-jamming device immediately so the bomb couldn't be detonated, West wrote.
- The court heard that the bomb contained high explosives that were normally used for mining explosions in Northern Ireland.
- An exact mix of high explosive and incendiary bombs was used to start the kind of fires that burned Dresden.
- They also discuss how to make a pressure cooker bomb and using a Walkman headset into a bobby-trapped device.
- According to sources, dissident groups are now at work planning to plant bombs or detonate incendiary devices.
- Recent attempted van bomb attacks were foiled in Derry and Belfast.
- A deadly manuscript bomb set off in an American city.
- The majority of guerrilla attacks on US occupation forces have been carried out by remotely detonated bombs or rocket-propelled grenades.
- A bomb or grenade also exploded on the road during the shooting, but caused no casualties.
- He said the bomb was detonated by remote control.
- The building has been targeted before, and was the scene of a massive van bomb in 1993.
- 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.
- However, nothing happened until about 9.00 am when the capital was attacked with both incendiary and high explosive bombs.
- The employment of car and truck bombs demonstrates a level of expertise that perhaps would suggest the involvement of well-trained terrorists.
- In the warehouse, Morriss's trap detonated, and a bomb exploded.
- He would fill the cores of bombs with explosives, and part of his job was to go to the aboveground nuclear tests in Nevada.
- Exactly one year ago today, a devastating truck bomb tore through the Headquarters, killing 22 people.
- Just as my vehicle crossed an aqueduct, they detonated a homemade bomb by remote control and it tore through the floor of my car.
- At 7.49 am, a backpack bomb tore through their train as it entered Santa Eugenia station, nine miles from Atocha.
- But the owner used his telecommunications expertise to prepare the mobile phones that detonated the train bombs by remote control.
- Not all of the bombs detonated on impact, and many still lie in the ground here.
- Many people were killed, including a friend of mine who was hit by shrapnel from a van bomb.
- Car bombs are a very significant part, car bombs, truck bombs, explosive devices.
- One day in October, a bomb exploded under his truck.
- 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.
- It appeared the car was booby-trapped and the bomb was detonated by remote control.
- The dirty bomb was made from a material called radioactive zirconium which was packed into a bomb casing with high explosives.
- The latest technology of death - incendiary bombs and high explosives - rained down on unprotected people for three hours.
- That night airships dropped high explosive bombs and incendiaries on Bradley, Tipton, Wednesbury and Walsall.
- A passenger said the sound of the impact sounded like a bomb exploding.
- Similarly, although aircraft might contain high-explosive bombs, the target might require cluster bomb units.
- A bomb or a missile explodes, spreading the chemical or biological agent over a wide area.
- It is why they blow up big bombs in civilian crowds.
- Those left behind learned to live with the fear of explosive or incendiary bombs.
- Big Ben has more recently figured in fevered truck bomb scenarios that result in it crashing down.
- Following last Friday's bicycle bomb murder, a large number of workers went on strike in the city today.
- It was later discovered that the bombs were practice bombs, filled with concrete or plaster, rather than explosives.
- He made sure of that when he sent her a package bomb that blew off her hands and nearly killed her.
- There have been a total of 35 shooting attacks, and 13 bombs exploded.
- But even the remote controlled bombs are not the perfect weapon.
1.2(atomic or nuclear)the bomb — la bomba (atómica)
- Despite the unarguable logic of the bomb, nuclear wars don't happen.
- Part one, describing the destructive effects of the bomb on the population of the two cities, was published on August 6.
- The age of the bomb, and of other weapons of mass destruction (chemical and biological) continues.
- Once inside the target, burning uranium is another part of the bomb's destructive power.
- Of little military significance, the city of 250,000 provided a good test of the bomb's destructiveness.
- 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.
- 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.
- Harry Truman, who made the decision to use it, shared with the electorate the opinion that the bomb was a legitimate weapon.
- These proposals were eventually rejected for fear that the use of the bomb might provoke a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
- From the very outset all the combatants knew that the bomb would be both a weapon of destruction and a weapon of terror.
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.)
- 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.
- And here's your workstation - it cost a bomb, and it's the latest and fastest, I believe.
- The place was very small, and the drinks 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.
- It must have cost a bomb but it looked absolutely amazing on her.
- 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.
- They may be high fashion, and they may well cost a bomb, but they are, fundamentally, half your basic shell suit.
- The Greenwich Millennium Village's developers must be making an absolute bomb out of the old gasworks.
- The show didn't cost a bomb and was in aid of a local charity for children.
- I told him that it would cost a bomb and that my Mom and Dad would never allow it.
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.
- As winter approaches, another group of Red Cross food distribution centres is inadvertently bombed in a country where four million people face starvation.
- In retrospect, with 20/20 hindsight, people now understand that he should have bombed the camps.
- The next occasion Bangkok heard the drone of Allied bombers was 19 December when the dock area was bombed at night.
- Traditionally, cities being bombed turn off all their lights.
- 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.
- We strafed and bombed the city until 23,000 of them were dead.
- We bombed their fields and poisoned their country
- Villages were bombed from the air and a town was shelled from a cruiser at sea.
- Before the Sri Lankan army captured Jaffna in 1995, the Air Force indiscriminately bombed civilian areas in the city.
- The area was heavily bombed in the Blitz, and later heavily redeveloped.
- 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.
- The US is continuing to heavily bomb the city on a daily basis.
- A couple of nights ago they were using cluster bombs to bomb some area.
- This means bombing the industrial cities, torpedoing the Atlantic convoys.
- In advance of the line of attack the Luftwaffe heavily bombed all road and rail junctions, and concentrations of Polish troops.
- Moments after they left, the Yugoslav air force began bombing the city.
- But what if on arrival, their meeting place were bombed and all 21 were killed?
1.2(plant bomb in)(hotel/shop/train) colocar una bomba en
2US informal(condemn)poner por los suelos informal
- Whether Hughes enjoyed the joke is doubtful; expectation was meteoric and he stood to lose a fortune if the film bombed.
- After beating Andre Ooijer the Frenchman crossed for Silva to finish at the far post after bombing forward.
- The hugely expensive film bombed so badly that one of Hollywood's most venerable companies, United Artists, was destroyed.
- It opened in only 700 theatres across the country and quickly bombed.
- It bombed so badly he almost started drinking again.
- The film bombed, much to his disappointment, and he went back to school.
- 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.
- 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 is the concern of the bank that prices have bombed along despite expectations to the contrary, he said.
- If this play bombed, the Thespian Club was likely to drop the senior drama club altogether.
- Unfortunately, this big-budget movie bombed miserably in the box office and the producer burned his fingers.
- Noonan's party bombed in the subsequent election, but the photo his team conjured up became one of the campaign's most enduring images.
- Kevin Alderton is hoping to set the first-ever blind speed skiing record by bombing down a snowy slope at more than 100 mph.
- 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 seemed, based on the reactions of drivers and pedestrians that a group of skaters bombing along the streets was a completely new experience.
- Cinemas could become much more entrepreneurial ventures, making more money by taking more of the risk of films smashing or bombing.
- Despite this remarkable line-up, the film bombed.
- However, many of his latest movies have bombed at the box-office.
- Since the film bombed, I don't think we'll be seeing more of Riddick in the near future.
- His first film bombed because it failed to live up to its name.
- 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 is quite usual for 90 per cent of the films to bomb at the box office for not being up to the expectations.
- The host noted that, although the film bombed in 1958, Godard placed it on his list of top ten films of that year.
- After Angus bombed, his career officially went into a lull so he enrolled at university and considered giving up acting altogether.
- 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.
1(flop)(novel/play) ser un fracaso(novel/play) estrellarse informal(novel/play) tronar Mexico informal(novel/play) jalar Peru informalI bombed in physics — me tronaron en física Mexico informal
2British(go fast)ir a toda mecha informalir a todo lo que da informal
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