In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stifle)(animal/person) estrangular(animal/person) ahogar(animal/person) asfixiarlet go, you're choking me — suelta, que me estás estrangulando / ahogando / asfixiando
- this collar is choking me — este cuello me está estrangulando
- choking fumes — gases asfixiantes
- a voice choked by sobs — una voz ahogada en llanto
- Then three officers carried me to a van, choking me on the way so that I couldn't breathe, much less yell.
- But it is perfectly humane, especially if you fall into the category of those who can't stop choking their dogs with the choke-chain collar.
- The tilapia's numerous small bones can choke its predators, even the egret, which can swallow all other fish.
- I could hardly breathe, and every breath was choking me.
- The riders crouched on the backs of the horses and the bandannas prevented the kicked - up dust from choking the brothers.
- His breath stank so bad of Jack Daniels that it was choking me.
- However, after about an hour, a calf was choked to death due to an accident in feeding her milk.
- When she'd come home from California in tears, he'd nearly flown out there to choke the person responsible with his bare hands.
- The two scuffled, falling to the ground, and the officer was overpowered by the suspect who began choking him from behind.
- Even as I tried to dodge thunder exploded in my face, burning pain and another hammer and dirt and dust was choking me while I gasped for a breath that wouldn't come.
- It has entered my bloodstream and is systematically choking me to death.
- Hercules killed the animal by choking it with his bare hands and thereafter wore its skin.
- The air was knocked out of him and as his father began choking him, Dante struggled to breath and get his father off of him at the same time.
- Smoke entered her lungs with every breath she took, choking her and blinding her further as it caused tears to form in her eyes.
- Sometimes referred to as a chain or choke chain collar, if used properly it should never choke your dog.
- They were stunned; they'd never thought their precious boy could harm a fly, let alone choke another person.
- The dog snapped its jaws open and closed inches from Rae's face and he could smell the animal's fetid breath, choking him, causing him to gag.
- I would wake up fighting and trying to prevent someone from choking me.
- Between the three they managed to choke Snake enough that he quit moving.
- Her milk was flowing straight into her baby's lungs, turning him blue and choking him as he fought to breathe.
2.1(block)(drain/channel/pipe) atascar(channel/drain/pipe) obstruir(channel/drain/pipe) taponar Colombia(drain/channel/pipe) tapar Latin Americathe roads were choked with traffic — las carreteras estaban congestionadas de tráfico
- The mountains of litter choking the city confirm that not all is well with the local authority in as far as improving the status is concerned.
- ‘Think of a shallow stream choked with plants, not of an open sea,’ he said.
- Every green space is choked with discarded cans of Coors Light, wads of toilet paper, Frito-Lay bags.
- High taxes choke off growth, but so do high deficits.
- It is literally choking our economic growth in this now $12 trillion economy.
- The town is choked with traffic daily and the situation on the Northern bank holiday weekend really put the tin hat on things.
- Weeds choked the ground, as a light snow began to fall.
- A sunken garden to the west of the house was choked with untrimmed plants, its sunken pool brown and stagnant.
- Nonetheless, more of us should know that approaching a problem systematically and logically is not a weed that chokes creativity.
- The town's roads are choked with traffic, leading to frequent jams during the busy tourist season.
- Litter cluttered the landscape, and vegetation choked the trails.
- The town is choked with traffic and people cannot effectively run their businesses.
- The banks were choked with willow and tamarisk, which I occasionally had to crawl under on my belly.
- ‘The area is already choked with traffic but there is no solution to that in these plans,’ said Mr. Mayling.
- The roads are choked with traffic, including enormous trucks transporting goods.
- The path had been so choked with weeds it was virtually impassable.
- Many existing small businesses were choked out by the kudzulike growth of the new economy.
- It is changing the lives and futures of more than 3,000 young New Zealanders, and filling the skills gaps that threaten to choke economic growth.
- The Fed must be careful in raising interest rates for the very simple reason that by moving too quickly, it can choke off growth.
- Treasury is telling him that if the rate of increase in the public sector continues, it has the potential to choke off economic growth.
- That, in turn, could mean still-higher interest rates, which could choke off growth.
- By raising prices at this crucial point, OPEC could be choking off the economic growth needed to keep demand robust.
- The noxious weed of clericalism has choked the development of a people's church.
- This is the performance of an economy where business investment and growth have been choked by ever increasing regulation and where interest rates have had to be raised in response to a house price bubble.
- Another commonly held belief among members of the analyst community is that high oil prices will choke off economic growth.
- ‘This will no doubt become a factor choking the future development of the local real estate market,’ Hua said.
- Roads into the village were choked with traffic heading for the ever-popular event, which lined The Borough from end to end.
- Now small seedlings grew everywhere about the yard and weeds choked the gardens.
- Go often to the house of a friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
- A factory worker's family spent a quiet evening at home, all dressed up, in a parlour choked with ornamental plants, under a great silk lampshade.
- Apart from choking growth in Germany, this increase had the unwelcome consequence of launching the euro at an inappropriately high level.
- The present growth of knowledge will choke itself off until we get different tools.
- Though moderate income inequality may help sustain economic growth, drastic income inequality can choke it off.
- The true oppressor which chokes our potential for growth is the ego.
- Likewise, there could a pressure on inflation if oil prices continue to spurt in the global market, which in turn would choke the growth prospects.
- The landscape is choked with impenetrable forests of enormous trees and dense, green foliage.
- The back room was choked with old carpets, old clothes, mould, mushrooms and unfamiliar smells.
- Aquatic plants grow faster than anything else, and most types will soon choke your pool.
- The question now is whether rising rates will cool down the hotter parts of the economy without choking off general growth.
2.2(overwhelm)the garden is choked with weeds — el jardín está invadido de malezas
- Could you suggest a strategy for choking the weeds and getting the field to a pure stand of timothy or a mixture good for horses?
- Over a decade later, Schmid's film makes clear that for the vast majority of Germans weeds in the garden have long since choked any budding flowers.
- The increased growth of woody vines could dramatically alter future forests - for instance, by choking new tree growth.
- In a SAC area if a farmer wishes to kill off the ivy that is choking his trees or menacing his buildings, he is not free to do so.
- Back home in England he grew a garden of weeds and saw which weeds choked others and counted population changes amongst weeds.
- Let us tend to our gardens with diligence, and keeping the weeds from choking the plants!
- ‘We knew the immature trees would not survive as they would be choked by the thick growth of weeds and grass in the area,’ Mr Gell said.
- In most of the urban areas, the avenue trees are choked to death as the tree base is completely covered by concrete slabs, leaving little space for aeration.
- She wants me to help her prune the rose bushes, dig out the carpet grass that is choking them.
- Some seed fell among weeds, and the weeds grew up and choked it.
- To keep plants from being choked, you often have to adjust ties as they grow.
1ahogarseasfixiarseto choke on sth — atragantarse con algo
- she choked on a bone — se atragantó con un hueso
- to choke with laughter — morirse / desternillarse de risa
- to choke with anger — no poder hablar de la furia
- He nearly choked on the toast that he was shoving down his throat, he was so nervous.
- She woke, and as the cry died in her throat, she almost choked on it.
- She nearly choked on the sob welling up in her throat and felt the tears brimming in her eyes.
- When I read this I almost choked on my bacon and egg pizza.
- I almost choked on my coffee (or I would have done, if I was a coffee drinker).
- Despite yo-yo balls being examined and passing British safety standards, there have been a number of recent incidents where children have almost choked to death.
- Alex's voice got stuck in her throat and she nearly choked on nothing.
- And the mother of the bride almost choked on her salmon sandwich.
- I drunkenly choked on the beer I was drinking at the time and felt suddenly sexually unsure about not only men in general but women in general as well.
- But my parents used to run a restaurant and when I was a very small child one of their customers choked on a fish bone.
- A WOMAN choked to death in front of her horrified husband after a mouthful of Indian curry ‘went down the wrong way’, an inquest heard.
- My heart leapt into my throat and I practically choked on it.
- I almost choked on the tandoori chicken, then proceeded to finish it off in haste and headed to the Hostel 9 common room.
- But, just hours after she left, Wainwright called emergency services in a panic, saying Joshua had choked on his own vomit and had stopped breathing.
- The word caught in my throat, and I nearly choked on it.
- I nearly choked on my shock, the meaning of that song taking on proportions I hadn't fathomed.
- Fire brigade spokesman Laurent Vibert said the four victims choked to death on the fumes of the fire as they tried to escape from their rooms to the roof of the hotel.
- He whirled her around, his face barely inches from hers; Liz nearly choked on his horrid breath, which reeked of tobacco and alcohol.
- My friend's grandmother choked to death on a coconut bun.
- Dima smiled and grabbed Coral by his shirt collar, dragging so close to her that he almost choked on her rancid breath.
1choke masculineestárter masculineahogador masculine Mexico Chilecebador masculine River Platechupete masculine Chile informal
1(of an artichoke)barba femininebarbas feminine
- Cut the artichokes in half and remove the hairy inner choke and any hard leaves, leaving only the tender base.
- With a sharp silver teaspoon scrape out the choke, which would later have become the beautiful purple flower if left on the bush.
- Beat the artichokes gently with your hand so that they open just enough for you to see if there is any choke.
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