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(haul)arrastrarllevar a rastrasshe dragged herself over to the phone — fue a rastras / fue arrastrándose hasta el teléfono
- to drag sb's name / reputation through the mud / dirt — cubrir de fango / manchar el buen nombre de algn
- She walked with great difficulty, dragging her left leg behind her.
- He slapped his palms down on the floor and pulled, dragging his body towards the bathroom's exit.
- I wasn't close enough to see much detail, but he just seemed to wander out of the way, dragging his bike along with him.
- Handling children roughly by dragging them along by their arms was totally inappropriate behaviour and potentially dangerous to the child or children concerned.
- They dragged the cart along the sidewalk, up two flights of stairs, across the hallway and into our dorm room.
- First I was chilled, then hot, then so weak I could barely pull myself out to drag our boat over sand shallows.
- From 230,000 miles away, the moon's gravity pulls the Earth, dragging the ocean outwards in a bulge of water that creates a tide.
- I dragged my heavy feet along the floor as I went to switch it off.
- The pull of a chain drags a ferry across the tiny Verugal River crossing, barely 100-metres wide.
- I won't, she murmured, dragging the bloody tissue roughly across her cheeks.
- I climbed around under the tree, dragging the rake along with me.
- Verek was walking with difficulty, dragging a body along side him.
- He pulled her up and dragged her along to where the doctor was standing, and continued holding her hand.
- It's a lot of pushing and pulling and dragging players along with you.
- And with that, Kel dragged her twin forcefully out of their front door before their mother could say anything else.
- He pulled on her roughly, trying to drag her back towards the shore, but wasn't making very good progress.
- Meanwhile, nine volunteers dragged a seven-ton truck along two miles of road to raise money for the appeal.
- She pulled herself to her feet and dragged her sword along with her.
- Running back to the door, Stephanie drags the heavy chest she was sitting by which makes a screeching sound as it moves across the linoleum floor.
- Travel agency staff in Bradford have helped the Lord Mayor's appeal for an outdoors activity charity take-off by dragging a plane along a runway.
1.2(force)I dragged myself out of bed — me forcé a salir de la cama
- we had to drag the information out of him — tuvimos que sacarle la información con tirabuzón
- how did I get dragged into this ridiculous plan? — ¿cómo me dejé meter en un plan tan absurdo?
- it's hard to drag him away from the television set — cuesta sacarlo de enfrente del televisor
- I could hardly bear to drag myself away — no tenía ninguna gana de irme
- His excuses included that he was tired, his girlfriend was dragging him to meet with the caterer or he didn't want to go outside in the rain.
- More wine and schmoozing and I meet loads of lovely people until my girlfriend dutifully drags me home at 1am.
- Getting up reluctantly, I dragged myself to the door and opened it.
- However, the prospect of dragging a reluctant teenager around may put off most parents before you've even left the house.
- When I did drag myself out for a walk - we were in downtown Hollywood - I was fascinated to recognise that many of the back alleys and car lots of some of those ancient two-reelers were still in existence.
- He dragged himself up the walk, dimly noticing that the front window was covered with condensation.
- It also meant that, as her best friend, I was usually dragged to whatever event that gossip may lead her too.
- Despite having so many professors of hindsight we are still dragged through review after review.
- It was difficult to drag myself from this remarkable family.
- The weight of her wet clothes made it difficult to drag herself out of the water, but Annabelle managed.
- It is also a sober commentary on an event that has dragged the town once again into the limelight.
- He drags David to the event, and ends up proposing to his new girlfriend.
- As soon as he arrived home from the University, I dragged him to look at the tunnel, despite Pride's objections.
- Reluctantly we dragged ourselves away from bashing rock solid flowers frozen to minus 196 degrees Celsius.
- Wearily, I got up and dragged myself into the hall, taking my can of beer with me.
- Jesse dragged herself inside with visible reluctance at the last second before our teacher entered and shuffled her way over to our table, glaring at me the whole while.
- At this, a couple of selection team hopefuls get up and reluctantly drag themselves from the room.
- I see Christy grin as she drags a reluctant Mike onto the dance floor.
- He was an incredibly focused man (the personification of practicality) so much so that his friends had to drag him to any social event he ever attended.
- Reluctantly, I drag myself from the security of sleep.
- Wearily, the others followed him, practically dragging themselves up the wooden steps.
- I found it very difficult to drag myself back to the office after that, so after a quick conference with Paul I booked some holiday for mid-July when I got back to my desk and immediately felt better about things.
- She had difficulty dragging herself out of bed.
- Usually, but reluctantly, they drag themselves downstairs.
- Reluctantly, she dragged herself out of bed and shuffled into the bathroom.
- Like a mad tugboat, my friend Michael nonetheless seemed eager to drag me to the event.
- You have just discover that this is only useful in the classes that your girlfriend dragged you to!
- The church is dragging itself, however reluctantly in some quarters, into the 21st century.
- A few nights later, he is dragged reluctantly to the theatre, where Clara has the lead, and he is captivated by her.
- It was with the greatest reluctance that I dragged myself into consciousness after my nap this afternoon to go pay a visit to Graham's parents.
- Two years ago, I was dragged, somewhat reluctantly, to my first meeting by a very enthusiastic friend.
- Kapera dragged the gray-eyed agent away despite his protests.
- When your friend dragged you away, I reluctantly watched you leave.
- She dragged him onto the floor despite his protests and silenced him with an explanation.
- Eventually, one of the other guys' girlfriends would intrude on them and drag her boyfriend off to dance.
- Yeah, my girlfriend dragged me to exercise this morning, actually.
- Always ride with at least one friend (it can be very difficult to drag yourself and your bike 10 miles out of a trail with a broken leg).
- Some of them no doubt wonder whether we are the sort of parents who drag their children from one important cultural event to another, no matter how bored they are.
- Reluctantly he dragged himself to his feet and staggered into the kitchen.
- The door swung open and Kata walked in, dragging herself across the room to flop down on the couch, exhaling loudly.
2(allow to trail)(anchor/garment/tail) arrastrarthe dog was dragging its broken leg — el perro iba arrastrando la pata rota
- I don't want to drag the kids around with me all day — no quiero andar con los niños a cuestas todo el día
- to drag one's feet / heels — (act slowly, unwillingly) dar(le) largas al asunto
- His tail almost dragged upon the gleaming floor, black and braided as well.
- Her comrades were much broader in size, both carrying enormous cannon weapons that dragged along the ground behind them as they marched on.
- His scaled tail dragging behind me, I carried him awkwardly to his mother.
- Kenji's tennis shoes dragged against the ground hopelessly.
- Her wolfish tail dragged across the ground like a meek puppy, even though her colorless eyes sparkled with strength.
- Many a boat has dragged anchor and been smashed to pieces there.
- Her propeller shaft was fouled and she was dragging her anchor, so Endurance, some 25 miles away when the call went out, closed in at top speed to act as on-scene commander.
- One last stop is required, right about the time my feet begin to hurt and my shopping bag is dragging along the ground.
- The crew made a distress call after their 47 foot yacht started dragging its anchor and was in danger of going ashore onto the rocks.
- The skirt of her dark blue gown dragged along the floor, collecting a little dust, but Lilatte hardly noticed.
- Cherry strolled slowly, her dark red skirt dragging along the ground.
- Meanwhile, in a castle that shouldn't be there, they were holding one of Luke's arms each, letting his feet drag along the ground.
- That was the last thing that she needed, her coat dragging along outside and getting even more abused than it already was.
- Her ghoulish black clothing dragged tragically along the ground.
- A fin down its back ends in another larger tail dragging behind it.
- Three people were rescued in hurricane force winds today, after a yacht from London began dragging its anchor east of Hunda Sound, off Burray.
- She moved, instead, past her mother's room and to her own, the hem of her fine red dress dragging, wet and dirty, on the clean floor behind her.
- It was far too big for her, and the sleeves dragged, as it had belonged to her grandmother as a girl.
- Not only did it not pull its weight, but it was like an anchor that had to be dragged around by the rest of the team.
- I followed him silently, my dress dragging slightly on the carpet behind me.
- Depending on the severity of a collision you will end up with crumpled doors, shattered glass or even bumpers and skirts dragging in a trail of sparks behind you.
- My cloak dragged along the dusty floor; I followed the rest of them.
- Taidra quickly moved to her closet door, her servant dress dragging along the ground.
- She wore a beautiful red and white gown that dragged across the ground.
- Anchoring in Bressay Sound to the south of Lerwick, they have a habit of dragging anchor in heavy storms and failing to get their engines started due to sloppy maintenance.
- As it slunk back off into the forest, another shadow crawled down from a tree, its long arms dragging along the ground behind it as it went.
- Lochs and rivers have been dragged by police divers, and mountain rescue teams have been called out to search the wild Argyll terrain for his body - but to no avail.
4Computingdrag (and drop) — arrastrar (y soltar)
- The data visualization tool allowed me to drag my mouse over the various ski resorts and see the skiing conditions, including snowfall and depth.
- In the Edit mode, click on the scene you want to move, hold down the mouse button and drag it to the required place in the Storyboard list.
- As soon as the Move command starts and a ghost image appears as you drag the entities, the entities are regenerated so they appear as boxes.
- The interface reflects this, and you are able to easily select players and assign them units, or just drag the player's icon over the group.
- If you'd like to move your text, click and hold your left mouse button to drag your text to your desired position.
- To remove individual desktop icons from your desktop, you can drag the icon to the Recycle Bin or you can right-click on the shortcut and select Delete.
- It includes such functions as dragging icons between folders, resizing windows inside the browser, sorting data easily and the like.
- If you'd like to move your text, click and hold your left mouse button directly over your text to drag it to your desired position.
- Internet Radio stations are added by browsing to the website, and dragging the icon of the desired station into the drop window.
- If your mouse pointer is moving too fast, drag the slider to the slower side.
- The company also announces it will create an operating system based on dragging and clicking on computer screen icons.
- Once you've identified your clip, just drag the mouse cursor over the area you want.
- He drags the icon for the software that was on the desktop to the zip drive.
- A window can be dragged between desktops (onto the same relative page) in this manner.
- Using this program, I can give you a feature where you can drag a picture from the desktop into an article.
- In graphical editors, to change a block of text, click and drag the mouse to highlight the text, then click an icon or menu option or type a keyboard shortcut.
- This window cannot be dragged out of the screen unless you disable a corresponding check.
- An example of improved user-friendliness is that live images can now be dragged, zoomed, and centered.
- The image deformation tools let you drag the corners of a 2D image to deform it, perhaps to change or emphasize perspective effects.
- Click and drag this from one image into the second one.
1(trail)(anchor) garrar(coat) arrastrarher dress dragged behind her — el vestido le arrastraba por detrás
3(go on slowly)(conversation/work) hacerse pesado(play/film) hacerse largothe meeting really dragged — la reunión se hizo eterna
4USinformal(race cars)echarse un pique informal
1(hindrance)a drag on sb/sth
- he's been a drag on her all her life — ha sido una carga para ella toda su vida
- it was a continual drag on my time — me quitaba / me robaba mucho tiempo
- the war was a drag on the country's resources — la guerra fue una sangría para los recursos del país
2slang(tiresome thing)lata feminine informalplomo masculine informalcoñazo masculine Spain slangcamello masculine Colombia informalmasculine plomo informalmasculine pelmazo informalfeminine pelmaza informalwhat a drag! — ¡qué lata! informal
3(resistant force)resistencia al avance feminine
4informal(on cigarette)chupada femininepitada feminine Latin Americacalada feminine Spain
5USslang(influence)palanca feminine informalenchufe masculine Spain informalcuña feminine Southern Cone informal
6(women's clothes)(act/show) de travestis(show/act) de transformistasto wear drag — vestirse de mujer
- in drag — vestido de mujer
7(dragnet)red barredera feminine
8USslang(street)the main drag — la calle principal
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