In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shrink, cower)(victim/dog) encogerseto cringe at sth
- I cringed at his jokes — sus chistes me hacían sentir vergüenza ajena / me hacían pensar 'tierra trágame'
- I cringe at the thought of speaking in public — me muero de vergüenza de solo pensar en hablar en público
- First I will look down, so that every cell in my body cringes with the awareness that I am doing this to myself, that this is wholly my choice; then I will step out into nothingness.
- Bojangles, the Mecca for all the crims and drug freaks, is the venue to make any family or business man cringe with fear and disgust.
- He tracks them down into an underground bar where they cower and cringe when they spot him entering the room.
- She cringed for she feared that something far more terrible was going to happen.
- The boy cringed away but remained defiant, his anger driving the fear out of him.
- The six-storey tall screen captures the demonic fury of the falls in such realistic detail that you cringe with fear as you watch it.
- He cringed away from the sound and the feel of it, causing the papers to fall to the floor.
- Death seemed to stalk her soul and she cringed in fear of it but that served as a powerful form of motivation.
- Kokon and Tona cringed in fear that their master might turn on them and kill them.
- Dimitri cringed away from the raging monster and quickly stumbled towards the door.
- Petal, crouching in the corner, the sheets around her naked body, cringed.
- He cringed away from Arun, eyes wide, then blinked and appeared to recognize the trapper.
- They have a field day when they see decent people cringe in fear or are immobilised by the power of fear itself.
- Jordan cringed with fear as she watched the officer's face grow red with anger.
- When Nikki rotated his ankle the opposite direction, he cringed and his whole body tensed.
- When I did not, his hands tightened around my mouth and arm until I cringed away in pain.
- When he reached out to take her hand, she cringed away from him and fisted her skirt.
- Ideal as a watchdog, this dog will neither be aggressive nor cringe with fear on accosting a stranger.
- But as much as I love him, I cringe in fear every time I see him.
- The word die seemed to hang in the air like an evil spell, a black enchantment that clutched at their hearts, made their mortal souls cringe with fear.
2(grovel)arrastrarsehis cringing behavior makes me sick — su actitud servil / rastrera me da asco
- to cringe before sb — arrastrarse ante algn
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