In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(for cleaning)cepillo masculineto be (as) daft as a brush — ser un bobo
- In each case the slip was most likely applied with a brush or other implement, rather than being trailed in liquid form from a slip cup.
- Male pattern baldness is not due to the shampoo one uses or because of wearing a helmet, or hat, or because a person brushes or rubs his hair very often.
- He takes a small brush and brushes the powder over the keypad.
- She picked up her brush and brushed her hair until all the tangles came out.
- He nodded towards the bowl of dirty brown liquid they'd used to clean their paint-soaked brushes.
- Using a pastry brush, paint the beaten eggs over the surface of each piece of rice paper.
- Wet the brush bristles thoroughly, and work in the shampoo or wash.
- Don't comb with a bristle brush when your hair is wet, because it can pull hair out more quickly.
- Imagine, if you will, an artist loading a brush with paint, applying it to the canvas, and then waiting a week to see what it looks like.
- After she has dressed, the Queen's hairdresser brushes and arranges her hair in the familiar royal style.
- She dipped it into the glass of water that was beside it and then put the bristles of the brush into the red paint that lay spilt on the floor.
- She dabbed a brush in a beige powder and brushed Cassie's cheeks.
- Interdental brushes are small, specially designed brushes for cleaning between the teeth.
- I like to apply it with a powder brush rather than the puff it comes with.
- Next, apply the sealer according to manufacturer's instructions with a brush, broom or paint roller.
- There is a move from detailed images made with small brushes to ones broadly handled in increasingly thick, tacky paint.
- I ran a brush through my hair quickly and applied the slightest bit of makeup so that I didn't look quite as ragged as I felt since the long day after not sleeping.
- ‘Students were told to contribute money for the purchase of brooms, mops, brushes and paint for the contest,’ he said.
- Continue working with a brush and blow-dryer until hair is dry.
- Clean the brushes using paint thinner, if you used oil-based, or soap and water if you used latex.
1.2(for hair)cepillo masculine
1.3pincel masculinefeminine brochato be tarred with the same brush — estar cortados por la misma tijera / por el mismo patrón
1.4(for drums)escobilla feminineplumilla feminine
- It's just amazing what the man can do with a pair of brushes, a snare and a single ride cymbal.
- The bass on the piano was heavily distorted and the drum brushes were too heavy.
- A wide variety of drumsticks, including hard sticks, soft mallets, and brushes, is used.
- The sound is almost like brushes on a snare drum.
- He created original sounds from his cymbals and skins using sticks, brushes, and even his hands.
- He said his brush with death and daily fight for fitness forced him to re-evaluate his goals and gave him a renewed zest for life and work.
- Martin says that his brush with death has left him with a determination to make the next Coldplay album the not only their best yet, but the ‘best album of all time’.
- Survivor's guilt maybe, that my brush with the disease was ultimately brief and in the great scheme of things something of a non-starter.
- The incident is the second brush with the law for Simpson since he moved to Kendall, 15 miles from Miami, last year.
- Any strange brushes with celebrities while you were down in the LA recording the new album?
- My brief brush with knitting lasted long enough to make a scarf for my little sister's Barbie (yes, that's how many moons ago it was).
- But a brush with the new authorities can mean a familiar encounter over identity cards and threats.
- Perhaps their closest brush with death was when a helicopter they had been due to travel in crashed into base camp, killing two people and injuring 11.
- His brief brush with crime came early yesterday morning while he was attending the annual UWI Splash fête at Bowen Marine, Chaguaramas.
- Political leaders and heads of state last night paid tribute to a commanding figure who survived both an assassination attempt and a brush with cancer during his time in the Oval Office.
- It wasn't the first time that Gomez had experienced a brush with death.
- La Haye plays a deep-sea diver who suffers a memory lapse after surviving a brush with death in India.
- Miller and Bennett continued their scholarly interests well after their brief brush with the satire revolution.
- Then there is a therapy service, Aftercare, to treat people who have been traumatised by their brief brush with fame.
- The signs, however, are that no matter how polite or mutual the rules of engagement, his brush with the spikier side of his best friend has left him somewhat cowed.
- Tonight, trouble for the president's twin daughters: a brush with the law makes front-page headlines.
- He talks to others who had a brush with disaster fighting fires and rock-climbing in the Blue Mountains.
- After a brief brush with academia, he slipped into the life of a freelance writer, producing company histories, TV scripts and a bit of Emmerdale.
- He has already had a brush with cancer in the past and obviously is now encountering another serious health problem.
- Doctor Ink experienced a recent brush with celebrity, and almost became a newsmaker in the process.
2(of fox)cola feminine
3.1(act)I gave my hair/teeth a brush — me cepillé el pelo/los dientes
3.2(faint touch)roce masculinethe brush of his lips — el roce de sus labios
- She shut her eyes and wished Daiju and Suku were with her until she felt a light brush against her forehead.
- If he could make her heart race like that with just a light brush of fingertips along her cheek, she was afraid of losing herself completely in any other touch.
- Another brush of his lips over her knuckles, and then he turned his horse about.
- The brush of lips quickly turned into something completely different-more urgent and hungry.
- Stepping closer to carefully wind it around her shoulders, the light brush of his fingers against her skin was enough to send a shiver through her.
- I like to feel fingers immersing themselves in my hair and the gentlest brush of the fingers on my neck - invisibly marking my skin for pleasing later.
- He leaned forward and kissed her forehead - a brotherly brush of his lips against her skin, no more.
- You would agree and yet still press yourself against me for a brush of the lips.
- Without a word, he inclined his head and kissed said mouth softly, barely more than a brush of the lips.
- When they see a person they like eye contact or a light brush of the hand passing is used to indicate interest.
- It was more like a slight brush of lips - it would have been a kiss if it weren't for Sean though.
- She didn't say a word, nor even touch me any more than a brush against my neck.
- I didn't even think about it until I felt the brush of his lips against my palm as his mouth closed in surprise.
- Wyn felt the gentle brush of his lips against hers, and shut her eyes, melting into the kiss.
- She blushed as he came to, rounding her final swing into a delicate brush of his face with her fingertips.
- I felt a gentle brush of lips against mine and I jumped back, hitting my head on the stone.
- Grabbing the bottles from the cashier, she walked past him with a simple brush in the shoulder.
- During some unknown time, a brush against his shoulder awakened him to his surroundings.
- The most delicate of glances, a mere brush of the forehead, was all that was needed to redirect it into the far corner of the net.
- The car kept interpreting the lightest brush of foot against pedal as an invitation to perform an emergency stop.
3.3(encounter)brush with sth/sb — roce con algo/algn masculine
- I had a slight brush with the law — tuve un pequeño roce / encontronazo con la justicia
- she has had several brushes with death — ha visto la muerte de cerca en varias ocasiones
1(clean, groom)(teeth/hair/jacket) cepillarbrush the pastry with some beaten egg — pinte la masa con huevo batido
2(sweep)he brushed the crumbs off the table — quitó las migas de la mesa
1to brush against sth/sb — rozar algo/a algn
- to brush with sth/sb — tener un roce / un encontronazo con algo/algn
- to brush with death — ver la muerte de cerca
2(cut branches)broza feminine
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