In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(police officer)poli feminine informaltira masculine Mexico informalcana masculine River Plate slangcachaco masculine Peru informalcachaca feminine Peru informalpaco masculine Chile informalpaca feminine Chile informalthe cops — la tira Mexico informal
- to play cops and robbers — jugar a policías y ladrones
- This was roundly contradicted by the top cop responsible for traffic policing.
- Finally, when he wouldn't be convinced by simple police reports, the cops let him see the evidence.
- Three cops sat on the table next to it, watching him.
- But there is nothing to say that cops can't monitor people while obscured by alleyway shadows.
- It's a shame to see they still haven't had the cop-on to sort out the ticketing system.
- Many residents, say group members, pleaded with the cops to crack down on the drug dealers long before the recent shootings.
- Sam had almost killed the cops for not having patrol cars all around.
- It reminds me of how on a certain Illinois highway, the cops would park a patrol car in a visible area on the side of the road.
- What was the compelling news value of the news helicopter's pursuit of the car after cops broke off their chase?
- Jerry Vick I think probably was the most effective vice cop I've ever seen.
- They had all been pestered by the police before, of course, but what teenage boy hadn't pulled some stupid stunt to get the cops on there backs?
- Perhaps we need some courtesy cops on the motorways today.
- In this photo, the man who always boasted that cops could never infiltrate his gang was actually posing with several undercover agents.
- I spent most of my career as a prosecutor trying to weed out cops like this.
- So, why not allow cops to take a DNA sample from criminal suspects?
- I felt sorry for the shivering cops out there, it wasn't their idea to shut things down, I guess.
- The time has come for a large dose of cop-on to be delivered.
- For a professional footballer, any footballer for that matter, to admit that he waited over three years to pay an opponent back for standing over him and sneering, to me, shows a lack of basic cop-on.
- There are so many cops on the streets it seems logical that this would've happened eventually.
- As of this morning, the area around the Japanese embassy is still heavily policed by regular cops and Armed Police with riot gear.
- Basic cop-on tells us that if our teachers are paid less than our second hand car salesmen, we will ultimately be left with stupid kids driving fast cars.
- The public really do feel reassured when they see cops out on the streets.
- Its cop-on factor is higher than many other listening posts sourced from around Ireland.
- So what's an ordinary citizen, or cop or government official to do with that in mind?
- He dodged the cops by monitoring police scanners to spy on the very people who were tracking him.
- New Park's players copped the other awards.
- He was the top sprinter at the recent National Championships and copped the MVP award.
- It was her second Juno, following the Best Female Newcomer award she copped in 2001.
- He copped the award for the Most Outstanding Academic Performance, while Jeremiah Bishop received the Principal's Spirit Award.
- He copped several A-level awards, including best all round student.
- With the increased risk of being caught, people no longer dared either to cop a free ride or to carry a weapon.
- Williams also copped the award for Academic Excellence and subject prizes for Biology and French.
- In the States, his choreography copped a Bessie award - given for contemporary dance and dance theater.
- On February 20, it copped the audience award for best feature film at the Belize Film Festival.
- Some of us have been watching television all our lives without copping an England team victory in a global event and without seriously suspecting we ever would.
- One of its distinguished principals, designer Peter Minshall, copped this country's first Grammy Award, albeit for work done abroad.
- Besides, even if you were to cop that kiss, you would not magically get A's or stop daydreaming.
2British informal(receive, get)he copped a whack on the head — se llevó un porrazo en la cabeza informal
3British informal(catch, seize)agarrarpillar informalpescar informal
4informal(steal)afanar slangvolar Mexico informal
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