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
- Handling children roughly by dragging them along by their arms was totally inappropriate behaviour and potentially dangerous to the child or children concerned.
- He slapped his palms down on the floor and pulled, dragging his body towards the bathroom's exit.
- Meanwhile, nine volunteers dragged a seven-ton truck along two miles of road to raise money for the appeal.
- 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.
- They dragged the cart along the sidewalk, up two flights of stairs, across the hallway and into our dorm room.
- He pulled her up and dragged her along to where the doctor was standing, and continued holding her hand.
- I climbed around under the tree, dragging the rake along with me.
- The pull of a chain drags a ferry across the tiny Verugal River crossing, barely 100-metres wide.
- Verek was walking with difficulty, dragging a body along side him.
- He pulled on her roughly, trying to drag her back towards the shore, but wasn't making very good progress.
- She pulled herself to her feet and dragged her sword along with her.
- 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.
- It's a lot of pushing and pulling and dragging players along with you.
- 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.
- She walked with great difficulty, dragging her left leg behind her.
- I won't, she murmured, dragging the bloody tissue roughly across her cheeks.
- 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.
- And with that, Kel dragged her twin forcefully out of their front door before their mother could say anything else.
- I dragged my heavy feet along the floor as I went to switch it off.
- First I was chilled, then hot, then so weak I could barely pull myself out to drag our boat over sand shallows.
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
- Reluctantly we dragged ourselves away from bashing rock solid flowers frozen to minus 196 degrees Celsius.
- She had difficulty dragging herself out of bed.
- 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.
- More wine and schmoozing and I meet loads of lovely people until my girlfriend dutifully drags me home at 1am.
- Kapera dragged the gray-eyed agent away despite his protests.
- Despite having so many professors of hindsight we are still dragged through review after review.
- Yeah, my girlfriend dragged me to exercise this morning, actually.
- Getting up reluctantly, I dragged myself to the door and opened it.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reluctantly he dragged himself to his feet and staggered into the kitchen.
- 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).
- Two years ago, I was dragged, somewhat reluctantly, to my first meeting by a very enthusiastic friend.
- However, the prospect of dragging a reluctant teenager around may put off most parents before you've even left the house.
- 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.
- A few nights later, he is dragged reluctantly to the theatre, where Clara has the lead, and he is captivated by her.
- I see Christy grin as she drags a reluctant Mike onto the dance floor.
- He drags David to the event, and ends up proposing to his new girlfriend.
- Usually, but reluctantly, they drag themselves downstairs.
- Like a mad tugboat, my friend Michael nonetheless seemed eager to drag me to the event.
- As soon as he arrived home from the University, I dragged him to look at the tunnel, despite Pride's objections.
- You have just discover that this is only useful in the classes that your girlfriend dragged you to!
- 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.
- He dragged himself up the walk, dimly noticing that the front window was covered with condensation.
- The door swung open and Kata walked in, dragging herself across the room to flop down on the couch, exhaling loudly.
- It is also a sober commentary on an event that has dragged the town once again into the limelight.
- Eventually, one of the other guys' girlfriends would intrude on them and drag her boyfriend off to dance.
- Wearily, I got up and dragged myself into the hall, taking my can of beer with me.
- When your friend dragged you away, I reluctantly watched you leave.
- The weight of her wet clothes made it difficult to drag herself out of the water, but Annabelle managed.
- Reluctantly, she dragged herself out of bed and shuffled into the bathroom.
- She dragged him onto the floor despite his protests and silenced him with an explanation.
- At this, a couple of selection team hopefuls get up and reluctantly drag themselves from the room.
- The church is dragging itself, however reluctantly in some quarters, into the 21st century.
- Reluctantly, I drag myself from the security of sleep.
- 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.
- 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.
- It also meant that, as her best friend, I was usually dragged to whatever event that gossip may lead her too.
- Wearily, the others followed him, practically dragging themselves up the wooden steps.
- It was difficult to drag myself from this remarkable family.
2(allow to trail)(anchor/tail/garment) 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
4Computingdrag (and drop) — arrastrar (y soltar)
2(trail)(anchor) garrar(coat) arrastrarher dress dragged behind her — el vestido le arrastraba por detrás
4(go on slowly)(work/conversation) hacerse pesado(film/play) hacerse largothe meeting really dragged — la reunión se hizo eterna
5USinformal(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)(show/act) 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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