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(person/animal) ahogarto be drowned — ahogarse
- The villains all had names like Barry the Baptist, so called because he drowns his victims, and Hatchet Harry.
- Asked to carry the scorpion across the river the rat agrees reluctantly, his insurance being the promise that his passenger is unlikely to sting as that will kill the rat and drown him.
- It's mothers drowning their kids and husbands shooting their wives.
- Presented with what was effectively a vase, big enough to drown a small cat, it struck me this apparent oversight was in fact a carefully orchestrated bar-tending conspiracy.
- Clyde, hysterical with rage, almost drowns him.
- The only strong caveat involves a startling scene early in the film in which Charlie is forced by his father to drown a helpless dog.
- They were calling for the killing to start immediately, by drowning the sheep if necessary.
- As I told Barry Jones, my father was a vile clergyman who drowned puppies and had relations with Mum.
- As for the shooting war, some military commentators have compared its ease to drowning puppies.
- They all looked really sad, like they had to go home and drown some puppies in the bathtub.
- It was on the stony stretch of waterway overlooking Wexford town that she drowned their daughters and then killed herself.
- And leaving a fish to die in an empty bucket was like drowning a kitten in a bucket of water.
- It was the real thing, served in a one-size bucket you could have drowned kittens in.
- He also shot the family dog and drowned her puppies.
- I mean, it's not like a guy who wanted to murder and drown his wife on record can be said to take it easy on ex-partners.
- If I had been the passerby I'd have been tempted to drown the kids!
- How could somebody both scare your horse and try to drown you?
- She felt bad about giving them something they didn't want, but she wasn't just going to let them drown the kitten.
- He had been jailed for life at York 10 years before, for drowning his wife in the bath at their home in Beverley.
- I should have killed him for trying to drown her.
1.2(submerge)(fields/landscape) anegar(landscape/fields) cubrir(drink) aguar informal(food) ensopar informaldrowned valley — valle sumergido masculine
- In 1979 he inspired the farmers of Uttara Kannada to oppose a dam that would have drowned their holdings and taken much forest with it.
- During the nineteenth century alone, floods drowned low areas in 1861, 1876, and 1894.
- I passed plunging gorges, streams in spate, riverbanks ripped open, fields flooded, a brown soup drowning the track.
- This beautiful expanse of water was once the valley of the Parramatta river, drowned by rising sea levels following the big thaw at the end of the last ice age.
- A continuing gradual dehydration of the Earth's mantle may by then have begun to drown the ridges and to flood the surface of the planet.
- Yosemite was saved from grazing, but its Hetch Hetchy Valley was drowned.
- In his most remarkable feat, he constructs a low-lying town in a dry lakebed only to drown it for a spectacular inundation.
- First, it is an ecological area and the member needs to decide whether he thinks drowning ecological areas is a plausible idea.
- There are drowned Bronze Age field systems in the Scilly Isles.
- Around the globe this would drown dozens of cities, including London, and an area of low-lying land greater than the US.
- Valleys to the north of the drainage divide are drowned and flooded by the sea, whereas to the south the valleys are still alluvial.
- It is not eight inches thick and drowned in tomato sauce sweet enough to rot your teeth, either.
2(make inaudible)(screams/cries/noise) ahogarI turned up the radio to drown the traffic — subí la radio para ahogar el ruido del tráfico
- This should be a moment of hope for humanity; but any cheering will be drowned out by the sounds of drilling, the crashing of distant trees, and a low, smug Texan snigger.
- His comments were drowned out by the laughter and screams of the marchers.
- Lightning flashed day and night through the ash-laden clouds; the thunder was drowned out by the rumble of volcanic explosions.
- The stairs creaked and groaned and rattled in protest, and the hammering of Chris' feet on the iron stairs was drowned out by the sounds of imminent destruction.
- But our laughter is drowned out by the sound of cutlery hitting the table.
- The noise was only drowned out by clapping from the rest of the audience when the Queen and Prince Philip emerged from their car.
- I could hear lots of popping and crackling sounds but it was quite relaxing, as other sounds were drowned out and I just had to lie there.
- But I fear they may be drowned out by the sound of gunfire.
- I didn't really understand what he was going on about as I drowned it out while covering Cole's ears at the same time.
- His reply was drowned out by the laughter from his men.
- Her reply was drowned out by the sound of the warehouse exploding behind them.
- Sam tried to ask, but his voice was drowned out by the sound of the mechanics at work.
- I'm delighted to be able to tell you that it was soon drowned out by the sound of The Beatles' Eight Days A Week.
- I tried again, but my voice was drowned out by the sound of he bell ringing and students pouring into the hall.
- Whatever opinion I may have is going to be drowned out by the sound of a wooden spoon being rapped sharply on the side of a mixing bowl.
- The sound was drowned out by the painful screeching of the man.
- But these voices have been drowned out by the din from the hawks.
- The rest of his query was drowned out by the sound of hissing air and falling metal as the ship lurched, and at the same time, the door began to open.
- The laughter from the barracks was soon drowned out by the sound of Jasmine's angry footsteps on the ground as she entered the garden.
- The rest of the interview was reportedly drowned out by the sound of heads coming into repeated contact with brick walls.
2drowning present participlehe tried to save the drowning man — trató de salvar al hombre que se estaba ahogando
- he's a drowning man — es hombre muerto
- With so much information available, this site could surely be compared to deep waters you could drown in.
- I'm not that fast, but hey, at least I won't drown when dumped in water.
- It is not known if he was taken ill in the water or if he drowned.
- Yet if he were to die tomorrow in a jeep accident, drowning in ditch water as Mike did, it would be fundamentally indecent and mean-spirited of me to sketch such a portrait.
- She almost gasped, but remembered, if she did, she would take in water and possibly drown.
- Yeah, when we did the stuff in the water, I almost drowned.
- Last November, 400 villagers risked drowning as the waters rose around them.
- If he gets any more hits to the head, he'll start trying to walk on water and probably drown in a seal tank at the zoo.
- He took a deep breath, then let it out slowly, forcing all thoughts of boats, water, and drowning to leave his mind.
- A year later a diver was found dead in the water - drowned, despite the fact his equipment was perfect and he was very experienced.
- It is said that one night after a bout of heavy drinking, Li Bai plunged into a pool to catch the moon reflected in the water and drowned.
- Perhaps breathing in the water and drowning quicker would be the better choice, for she would be put out of her misery.
- Parents should not feel that their child is safe in water or safe from drowning after participation in such programs.
- A pathologist's report concluded that the man was alive when he went into the water, and later drowned.
- Many people stood around the canal and watched the thief drown in water.
- Buried under tons of rock, drowning in water, losing air, all they had left was the will to survive.
- He drowns in the muddy water in the road in front of their house.
- Eighteen-year-old Aimee Donald thought she would drown as water rose to six inches from the ceiling, but somehow she managed to battle her way out.
- Police and firefighters saved a motorist from drowning after his car left the road and plunged into a water-filled ditch yesterday.
- He had been beaten and left to drown in the shallow water.
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