In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(criminal)sinvergüenza masculinepillo masculine informalpilla feminine informal
- This evoked from Augustine the sad observation that there are crooks in every profession.
- The majority of prisoners are crooks, thugs, murderers and rapists, who took the lives of people and did irreparable damage to women and young girls.
- We're programmed to believe that the athletes we watch are all crooks, criminals and creeps.
- He's shoved a microphone under the noses of more crooks than a shepherd convention.
- He drew crowds, cared for the marginalised, made friends with prostitutes and crooks, and called ordinary people like you and me to be his followers.
- Its history is littered with crooks, conmen and charlatans.
- Frankly, most voters think most politicians, and their staffs, are a bunch of crooks already.
- Only those with something to hide - like crooks, terrorists, fraudsters and benefit cheats - should worry.
- The crooks range from small-time gangsters to big-time drug traffickers and international terrorists.
- The crooks behind it use letters, faxes and e-mails to randomly target victims and although most people ignore them police estimate that about one per cent actually respond.
- The sport, if that's what it is, has seen way more than its fair share of gangsters and con men and other crooks.
- Bernie's team work hard to catch thieves, whether car crooks or shoplifters.
- We want our border patrol agents chasing crooks and thieves and terrorists not good-hearted people coming here to work.
- This data is then surreptitiously transmitted to crooks, allowing their young accomplices to later empty bank accounts.
- The message going out to the crooks and the fraudsters is that this Government takes immigration fraud seriously, and that the behaviour will not be tolerated.
- Still, there was no dent in the criminal network, with crooks continuing to appear on the front page more often than the good guys.
- To suggest that Scotland would become an open door for crooks, conmen and other criminals is a gross exaggeration.
- A small-time crook threatens to blow up a New York landmark unless his demands for money are met.
- Some of those who want him dead are the hardest crooks in the country.
- Police have spoken of their disgust at a new fraud scam where crooks pretend to represent the Vatican and dupe the public into handing over bank details.
2.1(of the arm)parte interior del codo
- To draw blood for the test, a nurse or technician cleans the skin over a vein, usually in the crook of your elbow, inserts a needle, and collects blood into a syringe or vial.
- Rebekah looked lovingly down on the sweet face in the crook of her elbow.
- I tapped a vein in the crook of my elbow to demonstrate.
- A black smudge squiggles in the crook of his elbow.
- The lover lies face down on the ground under the full moon, with his head barely resting in the crook of his elbow.
- ‘Well, this is my stop,’ she sighed, rubbing the crook of her elbow.
- That's not as easy a task as it was when I was a young man, but there one was, neatly in the crook of my elbow.
- Then I grab the TV controller and bottle in right hand, baby safely tucked away in the crook of my left elbow and plop down on the couch.
- Tristan grabbed the crook of my elbow and led me outside.
- The stethoscope that comes with some models is used to listen to the sounds your blood makes as it flows through the brachial artery in the crook of your elbow.
- Her basket no longer swung jauntily from its place at the crook of her elbow, nor did she bounce gaily on the springy moss beneath her feet.
- Laughing, Eryalith grabbed the crook of Ariane's elbow.
- Her green jacket was loosely draped in the crook of her elbow, and her jeans were clean, as if they had been purchased recently.
- Before walking in I'd removed my shoes so as to make even less noise and now I held them in the crook of my elbow as I tiptoed across the entryway to the stairs.
- I started getting patches of it in the crook of my elbows, on my neck and around my eyes.
- She brought the free arm up to join the other one under her head, and settled her forehead into the crook of her elbow.
- The crook of his elbow hurt from the blood transfusion.
- I suddenly found it hard to concentrate on the needle the first doctor had shoved into the crook of my elbow.
- Scars face me, across her wrist and in the crook of her elbow.
- She nodded silently and stared stupidly down at the crook of her elbow.
2.2(of shepherd) cayado masculine(of bishop) báculo masculine
- Dressed in full regalia with mitre and crook, Bishop David then led a prayer of thanks for the new school and everyone who worked and studied in it.
- Every year more and more shepherds hang up their crooks.
- The challenge replicates the traditions of the game when shepherds played across country hitting stones with their crooks.
- The shepherd's crook is not for beating the sheep, but for catching hold of them if they go into danger where the shepherd's arm can't reach them.
- Reaper stood calmly with the base of his scythe planted on the ground, looking like a shepherd with his crook.
- The haft of the crook must be formed of unpeeled hazel for the shepherds will not have ash.
- Now I find myself completely unmoved by badges of hierarchy, of mitres and crooks and crowns.
- It bears the images of a bishop's crook, a few trees and some clumps of grass inside a shield.
- Coming forward, I looked at our canonical crook in suspicion.
- Instead the Mitchell brothers are generally busy making crooks for bishops and hikers.
1(finger/arm) doblarhe crooked his finger at me — me llamó / me hizo señas con el dedo
- she's only got to crook her (little) finger for him to come running — no tiene más que mover un dedo para que él venga corriendo
- ‘Don't put your filthy hands on it,’ I said crooking a finger at her.
- He crooked a beckoning finger.
- He crooked a finger at me, and Liv gave me a good shove on my behind.
- You could have crooked your finger after the first night, and I would have come running.
- She's neglected her tab until it's burnt down to the filter, leaving a dirty, grey finger crooking up at him.
- He held up a bottle of beer, pointed at it, pointed at Hank, and crooked his finger invitingly.
- Maude smiled, too, and crooked a finger, beckoning Lydia to come in.
- He looked at me and I shook my head and crooked my finger.
- ‘Come with me,’ she said calmly, crooking her finger at him, turning and walking down the corridor.
- He crooked one arm out before him, fingers and thumb opening and closing, the other arm he bent into a ‘hump’ on his back.
- Phil nodded his head and crooked a finger before turning and walking off to his bedroom.
- Caroline stopped walking and turned to her husband, crooking her finger.
- Mrs. Fitzgerald smiled icily at her son, and crooked a finger in the direction of the anxious butler.
- Rather than lead him home like a child, she made him crook his arm and she slipped her hand into it.
- A long, bony finger came crooking through, and turned the window handle.
- I crooked my finger at her with a victorious grin.
- Moving to stand beside her chair, he crooked an arm.
- He stopped in front of my door and crooked his thumb towards it.
- I crooked a finger and used it to gently raise her chin up.
- Mabel pinned the girl with an extra firm, accessing look, before crooking a finger in Larry's direction, suggesting that he follow her.
1(ill, sick)to feel crook — sentirse mal
- And despite battling a weak heart and a crook knee, Donald can't see himself giving away his volunteer work anytime soon.
- Just like a carpet layer gets crook knees, people in the drug scene will end up in jail or dead.
- ‘I'm not a doctor but if blokes are crook they should stay home,’ he said.
- There is also no doubt it makes you crook next day.
- Michael came to Britain when his frail crook father returned and gave himself up in May, after 35 years on the run.
- So laughter is the answer to all the crook things that happen.
- We had a bad phone call at about 1.30 in the morning and after that have had a couple of crook letters.
- This is about units in the normal market, which are regarded by many as a crook investment at the best of times.
3(angry)to go crook at / on sb — ponerse hecho basilisco / una furia con algn informal
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