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)
- Three people were rescued in hurricane force winds today, after a yacht from London began dragging its anchor east of Hunda Sound, off Burray.
- Kenji's tennis shoes dragged against the ground hopelessly.
- His tail almost dragged upon the gleaming floor, black and braided as well.
- 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.
- His scaled tail dragging behind me, I carried him awkwardly to his mother.
- 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.
- That was the last thing that she needed, her coat dragging along outside and getting even more abused than it already was.
- It was far too big for her, and the sleeves dragged, as it had belonged to her grandmother as a girl.
- Her ghoulish black clothing dragged tragically along 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.
- I followed him silently, my dress dragging slightly on the carpet behind me.
- 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.
- My cloak dragged along the dusty floor; I followed the rest of them.
- 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.
- The skirt of her dark blue gown dragged along the floor, collecting a little dust, but Lilatte hardly noticed.
- 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.
- Cherry strolled slowly, her dark red skirt dragging along the ground.
- Her wolfish tail dragged across the ground like a meek puppy, even though her colorless eyes sparkled with strength.
- Taidra quickly moved to her closet door, her servant dress dragging along the ground.
- One last stop is required, right about the time my feet begin to hurt and my shopping bag is dragging along the ground.
- A fin down its back ends in another larger tail dragging behind it.
- She wore a beautiful red and white gown that dragged across the ground.
- Many a boat has dragged anchor and been smashed to pieces there.
- Her comrades were much broader in size, both carrying enormous cannon weapons that dragged along the ground behind them as they marched on.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once you've identified your clip, just drag the mouse cursor over the area you want.
- Internet Radio stations are added by browsing to the website, and dragging the icon of the desired station into the drop window.
- A window can be dragged between desktops (onto the same relative page) in this manner.
- 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.
- Click and drag this from one image into the second one.
- He drags the icon for the software that was on the desktop to the zip drive.
- This window cannot be dragged out of the screen unless you disable a corresponding check.
- 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.
- If your mouse pointer is moving too fast, drag the slider to the slower side.
- If you'd like to move your text, click and hold your left mouse button to drag your text to your desired position.
- 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.
- An example of improved user-friendliness is that live images can now be dragged, zoomed, and centered.
- 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.
- Using this program, I can give you a feature where you can drag a picture from the desktop into an article.
- The image deformation tools let you drag the corners of a 2D image to deform it, perhaps to change or emphasize perspective effects.
- 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.
- The company also announces it will create an operating system based on dragging and clicking on computer screen icons.
- It includes such functions as dragging icons between folders, resizing windows inside the browser, sorting data easily and the like.
- 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.
- The data visualization tool allowed me to drag my mouse over the various ski resorts and see the skiing conditions, including snowfall and depth.
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!
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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