In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(put stopper in)taponar
1Britishinformal(bribe)soborno masculinecoima feminine Peru Southern Cone informalmordida feminine Mexico informal
- Whether it's pitch battles, boardroom corruption, manager's bungs or ticket tout scandals, the whole league stinks of sleaze.
- There is a distinct whiff of bung hanging around Old Trafford today, as rumours that Diego Forlan was way over priced for his move to Salford's finest.
- I shall write this article without much mention of the bung allegations, as I am looking to discuss quality.
- However after being sacked from Highbury for the whole bung scenario the Scot made a shock return to North London in 1998 replacing Christian Gross as Spurs manager.
- And those who pay bungs and benefit from them are not just agents, they are often club officials, who obviously don't want greater scrutiny or transparency.
- In an age of extraordinary venality such as our own, when the government is only a facilitator of commerce, artists come under a great deal of general contempt, as if every single soul must become bung fodder for greed.
- However, the faces were there, slab-sided, sleek of hair, the secrets of their mysterious bungs and bank accounts locked behind monochrome eyes.
- I know I'm not the only one to have stopped supporting animal welfare groups, so ultimately these groups will lose power as their donation base shrinks and they can no longer afford million pound bungs to the parliamentary Labour party.
- What other construction is capable of being put on his words, other than ‘Seamie got a bung from the Micker’?
- ‘We've not had any bungs or better money than anyone else,’ he said.
- He takes bungs in return for sick notes and unnecessary drug prescriptions.
- He says at the end of the meeting another man, whom Gilmartin didn't recognise, collared him and asked for an outrageous bung.
- Football is dominated by money, takeovers, shares, bungs and tap-ups.
- In his time he has been accused of taking bungs for transfers, and once gave an over-enthusiastic fan a clip round the ear for invading the pitch.
- Yet in a world notorious for bungs, Stephens has a reputation for straight dealing and honesty.
- House-price control is also naive because there are so many ways round it, from free cars, holidays, insurance and moving expenses to bungs in offshore accounts.
- The Clough Years were subsequently tainted with bung allegations.
- The real Licensee isn't monikered thus because he owns a bar, but because he's alleged to have a licence to operate in the city, through judicious bungs and threats to police and politicians.
- Football is not unused to unscrupulous behaviour, including Far East gambling scams, players prepared to fix matches, agents ready to give and managers to take six-figure bungs.
- Although he knew of the bung to Burke, he appeared to accept Murphy's denial that it had anything to do with JMSE, despite the fact that the payment made by its former chairman, Jim Gogarty, came from the company's accounts.
- A barrel is made up of staves shaped into a bulging cylinder, with hoops round it, a flat circular head at either end, and at least one hole for a bung.
- The bung was pressed into the hole to seal it, and the shaft removed.
- The mayor was taken on a site tour of the operation, by John Keeling, Brewing Director, where he saw the art of brewing and even tapped bungs into shives.
- I took a bung out of one of the drums and looked inside, and it was all black, and not a golden colour like it should have been.
- His invention was designed to cut a hole through an existing bung or stopper rather than through the oak barrel head.
- The minirhizotron tubes were sealed with rubber bungs.
- Each flask was sealed with a foam bung and foil cap, and placed on an orbital shaker at 135 rpm.
- A sterile disposable needle was fixed to the syringe, the air in it expelled carefully without causing aerosols and the needle capped with a sterile rubber bung.
- Each vessel was fitted with a rubber bung to accommodate the shoot base and electrodes and to minimize re-oxygenation of the medium by the atmosphere.
- The bottom of the tube was fitted with a rubber bung.
- The latter is covered with a rubber bung that's nice and snug out of the box, but becomes too loose to be of use once you've uncorked it.
- Not only does this placement of the connector make it more difficult to plug in an antenna, but it also leaves you with a small plastic bung lying around that you're bound to lose.
- If you're using a barrel, use a silicone or rubber bung with a hole in the center for an airlock that fits the barrel's opening.
- On a thirsty day, unscrupulous carters were known to extract a free drink from a keg of porter by boring a small hole through the bung, inserting a goose quill and sucking some of the contents.
- There's also a pretty cool looking power button and a modem socket covered by a rubber bung.
- He removed all the bungs that he could free with a hammer and a screwdriver, then knocked over a half full drum of benzene.
- A piece of the leather bung which plugged one of these was still there, though the design I had seen on it the last time had disappeared.
- It's secured to the frame of the panel by small black plastic bungs which look ok, but some may have preferred metal.
- Vessels were sealed with silicone rubber bungs.
- You just turn the taps on if you want a bath, and if you want a shower you push a rubber bung into the tap spout, and the water is diverted up into the shower.
- As the people downstairs had absented themselves to a haven of fresh air somewhere, we were unable to inform them of this bung fuse and therefore unable to rectify the situation.
- Mick used the bung method shown to him by local Northampton angler Spencer Kimton.
- Such clarity comes at a cost: a bung ear, some ugly scarring - and the inevitable life lesson.
- It wasn't so long ago that I told off the Nats for having a bung site.
- Except for the gym which I have joined to circumnavigate both my bung shin (which is getting less bung I'm pleased to report) and winter.
- Latham won the running race, while McManus ended up with a bung leg.
- Today I did a walking tour and now I have two bung knees.
- All I can say is that my business partners have a sore shoulder, a screwy leg, a skin infection; and I am nursing a bung knee.
- Marg said it looked pretty crook, it had a bung eye, a bung wing and a bung leg.
- My email is going a tad bung at the moment, as is my whole computer.
1Britishinformalponermetertirarshe bunged a few things into the case — metió unas cuantas cosas en la maleta
- just bung it anywhere — ponlo en cualquier lado
1Australian, New zealand(eye/leg) herido(leg/eye) lastimado(fuse/feature) roto(fuse/feature) descompuesto Latin America(fuse/feature) malogrado Peru
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