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(grasp)to make a clutch at sth — intentar agarrar algo
- she felt the clutch of the tentacle aperound her leg — sintió como el tentáculo le agarraba la pierna / se le aferraba a la pierna
- A great weight released its clutch on our hearts when we discovered that we wouldn't have to do this the entire time.
- But as spirits, they could find no clutch on the physical world.
- I harshly removed my arm from his clutch and yelled, ‘Why are you taking me out here?’
- I sighed, as I felt his clutch on my arm getting tighter.
- He met it with a long looping header which went way beyond the desperate clutches of his opponent and into the far corner of the net.
- Extracting himself from his friend's protective clutch, Jack stepped closer to his betrothed and her father.
- A shock of pain went from the impact of his clutch on my arms all the way down through my spine.
- She squirmed within his grasp, trying to free herself from his clutch, but it was no use.
- She attempted to tear out of his grasp once again until she felt his hand tighten in a bone shattering clutch over her wrist.
- He backed over to the phone, still warm from her clutch.
- In the process, the notorious Captain's rapier fell from his clutches to catch a safe fall.
- His cheeks burning red in response to his anger and hurt, his hold on his blankets turned to a clutch, his knuckles turning white from the strain.
- You quickly tighten the clutch, as tight as you dare, then hang on!
- She dropped her sword because his clutch was so tight, she nearly passed out.
- When I extricated myself from her clutches and got back to my seat, she turned to the woman beside me and said, ‘He must really love you.’
- In one desperate clutch at a straw, the company announced that it would start trading in weather!
1.2garrasto be in/fall into sb's/sth's clutches — estar/caer en las garras de algn/algo
- Smokers are not creatures of habit, smokers are people caught in the clutches of addiction.
- The office-bearers have also promised to sustain the movement till the country is freed from the clutches of corruption.
- The cold clutches of reality gripped her stomach with a death hold as she realized… It was all real.
- No school and I was totally free from the clutches of evil Physics and Chemistry professors.
- Can they escape the clutches of the next century's power mad phone company?
- But I didn't want to fall into the clutches of the local moneylenders.
- A demon child is rescued during infancy from the evil clutches of the Nazis.
- She moves out, leaving him in the clutches of the two strangers.
- Fear gripped her in icy clutches despite the heat, and then, strangely, it ran down her skin in cold waves like snowmelt down a majestic mountain.
- And to force them away from evil clutches would mean fighting the Darkness face to face.
- Even though most males caught in her clutches never saw themselves as poor victims.
1.3US (difficult, crucial situation)in the clutch — en las emergencias
- before noun clutch situation — situación de emergencia
2.1(device)embrague masculineclutch masculine Central America Venezuela Mexico Colombiabefore noun clutch plate — disco del embrague masculine
- I was coasting up to a roundabout, foot on the clutch and with second gear already selected.
- The fully automatic system requires no input from the driver and uses a computer controlled clutch that engages the rear wheels as needed.
- In manual mode, drivers can go up or down gears without depressing the clutch.
- A police report showed he could not have been unconscious at the time of the accident because investigations showed he had his foot on the brake and the clutch at the time of the crash.
- ‘A lot of people use the clutch and the brake pedal in the wrong order,’ said Smyth.
- I stepped on the clutch hard and fast, thinking Merlin might drive right over me.
- Positioned between the engine and gearbox and using a dual clutch system, this works as both current generator and flywheel.
- The clutch and gearbox are smooth, the seat seems comfy, the wind protection is very good.
- The dual-plate mechanical clutch has a pneumatic booster and three-range five-speed gearbox.
- He savagely gunned the engine and popped the clutch.
- Our spiral retaining rings are used for clutches, transmissions and many other automotive components.
- Central to the system is a multiplate clutch which controls the power delivery to the front wheels.
- With a grin, he stepped down on the clutch and turned the key.
- I had a go on his bike and controlling the two brakes and clutch at the same time is quite a feat.
- Ian shifted the gear lever into reverse, his left foot trembling, ready to release the clutch at the first opportunity.
- When the driver makes the gearshift, the first clutch is released and the second engages, so that the gear shift takes place in a fraction of a second.
- Now move your feet on the clutch and brake, at the same time use the gear stick at your side.
- Conventional automatic transmission systems do not have a clutch between the engine and the gearbox.
- The first display showed the insides of a four-stroke engine, clutch assembly, gearbox, propeller shaft and differential gear box.
- Once the car is in motion, the clutch is operated electronically by the complicated gearbox software.
- So I depress the very heavy clutch, apply much effort to the he-man gearshift and off we rumble.
- All the hydraulic fuel began to drain out and it was not long until the clutch ceased to function properly.
- As you feed your bike extra gas, making the engine race, re-engaging the clutch makes your machine shoot forward.
- The gear sets and electric motors are separated by two electronic clutches.
- Two electronically controlled clutches deliver torque to the front wheels individually.
- There's not much space around the pedals which means if you have large feet like me, clutch and brake operation can be awkward.
- Depress the clutch, change gear into neutral again, and apply brakes.
- I slowly pushed the gas pedal downward and lifted my left foot off the clutch.
- While the first clutch is transmitting the power, the second clutch is ready to engage the next gear, which is pre-selected.
- Kate pushed in the clutch and turned the key in the ignition.
- The clutch between the engine and traction motor is engaged, and electric motor used for bursts of acceleration.
- At the end of the session the technicians inspected the car and found that the real problem was the clutch and not the gearbox.
- Petrol and diesel versions are offered and there is the option of a very slick electronic clutch which gives stress-free gear changing in traffic.
- We were just attempting to start the car when the clutch jumped.
2.2pedal del embrague masculineembrague masculineclutch masculine Central America Venezuela Mexico Colombiato let out the clutch — desembragar
- to put in / depress the clutch — embragar
2(hold close, tightly)tener firmemente agarradohe came in clutching a bunch of flowers — entró con un ramo de flores en la mano
- she clutched the child to her breast — estrechó / apretó al niño contra su pecho
1to clutch at sth — tratar de agarrarse de algo
- she clutched at that faint hope — se aferró a aquel rayo de esperanza
1(of eggs)nidada feminine
2(group, bunch)puñado masculine
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