In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fastener)hebilla feminineto fasten a buckle — abrochar una hebilla
- Officers have been trained to aim at the belt buckle of the target to avoid hitting the head, which could still cause death.
- He wore a pressed blue shirt that day, and a belt buckle enameled with stars and planets - a leftover, perhaps, from his physics days.
- The collection includes a gold item thought to be a belt buckle and an impressive gold breastplate.
- The Flex-Strap closure is on all new 2004 styles that have a plastic buckle.
- I bought a leather belt with a heart-shaped buckle on it, from my favourite vintage clothes shop.
- The back of the cap has a quick release buckle and a strap to adjust sizing.
- His is an impressive collection of rusty coins and nails, corroded bullets and belt buckles, pieces of swords and knives, shards and bits of broken bottles.
- She was wearing knee-length tan boots, a dark blue denim mini-skirt, a red belt with a double buckle, a black backless top and a PVC three-quarter length black jacket.
- If the belt is not fitted correctly around the frame, the buckle can also snap when the car is in a major impact.
- A few men arrive galloping out of the brush, cool atop their mounts, sporting cowboy hats and silver-and-gold Western-style belt buckles.
- Dating from the late ninth century AD, the hoard includes silver coins, fragments of two swords, weights, a belt buckle, strap ends as well as the boat nails.
- Gold items like armlets and belt buckles are well in evidence, although only reproductions are on display for the sake of security.
- As well as the boat nails, the collection, which dates from the late 9th century, includes silver coins, copper and lead weights and part of a scale balance, a belt buckle and strap ends.
- Good Italian leather belts with simple buckles are now found in many stores.
- She clanked softly as she moved - her whole body was covered with belts and buckles and straps.
- These workers are everywhere in the streets, selling such things as candy, shoe laces, toys, fruits, gum, incense or belt buckles.
- In-line skates are manufactured with every possible combination of buckles and laces.
- And the belt buckles are sometimes bigger around than my scrawny waist.
- For a brief moment I considered staying with the party; I could buy tight jeans, wear cowboy hats and belts with oversized buckles, and always tuck in my shirt.
- Yes, belts, buckles and zips are high fashion for us men this winter.
2(bend, crumple)(wheel/metal) torcer(wheel/metal) combar
1(bend, crumple)(wheel/metal) torcerse(wheel/metal) combarse(knees) doblarsehis knees buckled beneath him — se le doblaron las rodillas
- he buckled at the knees — le fallaron las rodillas
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