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(surface) plano(countryside) llano(nose) chatoflat ground — terreno llano masculine
- they thought the earth was flat — creían que la tierra era plana
- houses with flat roofs — casas con techos planos / con azoteas
- I found him flat on the floor — lo encontré tirado en el suelo
- to fold sth flat — doblar bien algo
- he laid the map down flat on the table — extendió el mapa sobre la mesa
- the hurricane laid the whole town flat — el huracán arrasó la ciudad
- I lay down flat and tried to relax — me tumbé / me tendí e intenté relajarme
- he pressed flat against the wall as the police went by — al pasar la policía se pegó bien a la pared
- to leave sb flat — dejar a algn tirado
- My creative work today was limited of course but I did manage to walk a little way up the lane to snap a photograph of the view over the flat fields I see all about me.
- "This is probably a sedimentary rock made up of particles that have accumulated on a fairly flat surface.
- The terrain was flat and unspectacular.
- Some of the youngsters kicked a football at the tiled roof, while others ran along the flat part of the roof jumping from one building to the next.
- In contrast, the western half of the route is nearly flat and offers long, expansive views across large sweeps of farmland.
- The flat roofs that leak need to be replaced, as do the heating system and the windows.
- The nursery building, which was converted in the 1980s, has a flat roof that first started leaking last year.
- I love the wonderful flat landscape with its wide skies where so many flocks of birds fly freely.
- This makes both surfaces as flat and even as possible, to allow for the maximum amount of contact.
- The land is flat, and perhaps it's my imagination, but it appears stunted and less fertile than the hills and mountains to the north east.
- He was standing on a flat desert plain under white clouds and blue sky.
- Except for mountain chains in the north and west along the Norwegian border, the land is relatively flat.
- Then, at last, it was full steam ahead - along a broad, flat, gravel track.
- Most of the ride is on quiet roads and cycle paths over flat terrain, with the occasional gentle hill.
- Combined with replacement of the flat roof over the front of the building, it is estimated the essential repairs will cost £100,000.
- Temporarily prop up the two end trusses on a level, flat surface.
- A leaking roof can lead to damage on ceilings and walls, so it is important to replace loose or cracked slates, and get damaged material on flat roofs repaired.
- Last year a ten-metre area of flat tarmacadam-type surface was laid down at a cost of around £4,000.
- The backrest folds in an uncomplicated fashion to create a roomy and flat load area.
- A fruit and vegetable farm was located on the flat plains of Western Kansas.
- The terrain is relatively flat, with good cycle and footpath connections to adjacent suburbs.
- Because of the flat terrain, a bicycle is the best form of transportation to use in the city.
- The television has a perfectly flat plasma display screen.
- We drive through flat wastelands of scrub and dust.
- For the cod place the rice paper sheets on a flat worksurface.
- The older parts of the university are all built of the same plain light brown brick rising in columns, with long windows between them, and simple flat roofs.
- She said all that was needed was a flat tarmacademed area.
- It stated that the stairwell tower should be reduced in height by removing the pitched roof and replacing it with a flat roof.
- The topography of the county ranges from low rolling hills in the north to very flat terrain or gentle sloping ridges in the south.
- Back home Harry and I returned to our window, to look out at the sad, flat landscape under a sky that was not so much leaden as plain tired.
- Snow lying on a flat field is fairly dormant, but snow lying on a slope is inherently alive, thanks to the pull of gravity.
- The city sits on high, flat plains 12 miles east of the Rockies.
- The burglars used a nearby ladder to climb onto a flat roof before forcing open a window.
- Once the soil is ready, he tamps the beds with a sheet of plywood so the soil is firm and flat.
- Water simply passes out from the wall, falls against a flat surface and trickles into a surrounding moat.
- They have to be level, flat and firmly secured to the picture and the wall.
- The animals have long sharp canines and broad flat molars that grind shells.
- Put stones in the narrow area and use flat rocks on top of them.
- The walk follows flat riverside pastures for virtually all the way, though numerous stiles and kissing gates need to be negotiated and walking boots are essential.
- Insulating your flat roof would be a fairly basic DIY job.
- The double-height section between the elevated bedrooms is covered with a flat glass roof.
- The school accused the Council of dragging its heels over a replacement for a flat roof which was constantly being patched up because of leaks.
- But a way has been found to replace the flat roof that does not interfere with the life of the school, and the work is getting on well.
- It had a large rock central to the area with a flat surface and was bathed in sunlight that had filtered through the canopy of trees.
- They made their way to a large cliff where a big rock sat at the end with a flat surface.
- Apparently the five rear seats do come out to leave a flat load area but the process is simply too much like hard work.
- The city has rebuilt the flat roofs of about 2,500 houses since 2000.
- Combining the three spaces involved more than removing walls and raising the kitchen's flat ceiling.
- The flat roof in the girls toilet has fallen in so when it rains, it is flooded.
- The surrounding land is flat and open farmland surrounded by forest.
- The park, at the rear of the Memorial Hall car park, was opened earlier this year as an area of flat hard surface.
- Most of the land is flat, barren tundra where only the top few inches of the frozen earth thaw out during the summer months.
- The bright, flat landscape filled her view, radiant with heat.
- One solution would be to build a new bathroom on top of the flat roof of the kitchen extension, allowing the existing bathroom to be used to mount a staircase to the loft.
- The stern was dominated by a flat expanse of steel - the helicopter deck.
- Withdrawing from the edge, I ducked under the rafter of the flat roof.
- The recommendation now is to use solid black plastic under a mulch on relatively flat surfaces.
- Flanders, in contrast, is a land of flat country and few hills.
- The huts had flat roofs; some even had things on top of them.
- The car usually had to be parked on a slope in order to aid ‘bump-starting’ but as the forecourt was flat, we knew that the car would need to be pushed.
1.2(tray/heels) bajo(dish) llano(dish) bajo Chile(dish) playo River Plateflat shoes — zapatos bajos masculine
- The tube has a flat, wide cap and is meant to be stored upright.
- As I live in the country with three young children, a big dog and a pony, it has to be flat shoes or boots most of the time.
- The girl was dressed in a very long black coat and wearing a pair of white flat sandals.
- Although flat shoes are better for your feet because they reduce the risk of lateral ankle sprains, they also bring their own problems.
- While you can get away with flat shoes during summer, opt for a slight heel for the colder months.
- We followed the guide as she strode forward on her flat shoes and up the marble staircase past election posters, now already peeling after their usefulness was expended.
- Approximately 25 cm long, the animal has a flat tail surrounded by a skin-like fin which is used for swimming.
- So I'm standing on the platform, and I see an older guy, in quite a distinctive flat cap.
- It wasn't like this in the flat cap days of my grandfather, but I bet that even he wished that he had two tweed jackets instead of one.
- The guitarist looks like an accountant, the drummer stands up behind his kit to play whilst wearing a flat cap.
- Wear thick-soled flat footwear, particularly if you'll be standing on one rung for long periods, and make sure your shoelaces are securely tied.
- How is it that flat shoes hurt more than high heels?
- Quickly coat the orange slices in the caramel and pour on to a flat plate; act with speed otherwise the caramel will set before you can get it out of the saucepan.
- If high heels are too uncomfortable, why not just wear flat shoes?
- People used to think the earth was flat and the universe revolved around it.
- Outside the grand clubhouse, you almost expect chaps to be wandering around in plus-fours and flat caps.
- He is the old bloke with the flat cap and the transistor radio, isn't he?
- An itsy-bitsy kitten heel keeps the flat shoe feeling, but give some extra lift to your step.
- Put the discs of cheese in a flat dish, tuck in the sprigs of thyme, the lightly crushed peppercorns and the bay leaves then pour over the olive oil.
- There are theories that men sprinting in flat shoes get out faster than women hampered by heels or waiting to help a colleague.
- The women of New York are wearing flat sandals - and looking stunning.
- Apparently he left the venue wearing a flat cap.
- Pop a jacket over it and you could wear it to a wedding; add a knit and flat sandals, and it's good for daywear.
- The beaver uses its flat tail to warn other beavers of danger by slapping the water surface before diving.
- Once outside, Cordelia pulled out a flat aqua cellphone, the size of a playing card when it was closed.
- Most men covered their heads with flat wool caps or skullcaps or turbans in a variety of sizes and colours.
- At the time she was wearing flat shoes, her work uniform and was carrying a handbag over her left shoulder.
- She produced a flat black box, a little smaller than a directory.
- In surviving examples, the handle assumes a broad flat circular shape so that the lid could be turned over and function as a bowl or plate for the food held in the container.
- His flat cap and round rimmed glasses are his trademark.
- The dancers are in flat slippers, the costumes are in bold autumnal colours of magenta, orange and dark yellow, and the girls have their hair loose.
- She walked on down the passageway, her soft flat shoes making no sound.
- Swap your sensible flat shoes for heels, add a glittery scarf and statement jewellery.
- She had changed from her high heels into flat tennis shoes, and wore a small shoulder purse draped over one shoulder and around her neck.
- I wear flat shoes for walking to work but otherwise it's high heels.
- I could walk it - and wouldn't even need my flat cap and plastic mac.
- Connor, resplendent in blue overcoat and black flat cap, hardly stood still.
- At least it's a nice purple, Grace had said with a shrug, flouncing towards the car in her nice, black dress, and flat sandals.
- The guy with the flat cap and hearing aid was standing in the door.
- She scraped her flat shoes across the ground to dislodge any stale mud and walked to the centre of the alley.
1.3(deflated)(ball) desinflado(ball) ponchado Mexicoyou have a flat tire / (British) tyre — tienes un neumático desinflado / una rueda desinflada
- we had a flat tire / (British) tyre on the way — se nos ponchó una llanta en el camino
- the ball/tire went flat — la pelota/rueda se desinfló
- The first warning came when I first grabbed my bike. My back tire was completely flat.
- A youngster was left in tears after his bike was snatched as he fixed a flat tyre.
- There is nothing you can do about a flat tyre but as a team we have very few mechanical problems as everything is checked thoroughly.
- Most are untaxed, others carry out-of-date tax discs and virtually all have flat tyres or have been vandalised and are obviously dumped.
- The guy says that he is quite happy to help and he closes his car door, the girl showing him to a nearby parking lot where her car sits on a flat tyre.
- A woman had been driving down a freeway, and had had a flat tyre.
- You would not run your car with a flat tyre for twelve months without expecting further damage than the burst tyre.
- Police believe the gunman struck last Wednesday, as the victim changed a flat tyre on his car after his colleagues had left for the day.
- His bike had a flat tire, but that was to be expected.
- The accident expert would also investigate allegations that the bus had a flat tyre at the time of the accident.
- Only a flat tyre cost them an even better result.
- He soon trades it for a mountain bike with a flat tyre and a modest handful of small gold coins.
- He then discovered he had a flat tyre and took his car back into the garage to deal with it.
- On one particular trip my dad's car got a flat tyre and only just made it to the half-way stop.
- To take my mind off what was in store for me, I chatted to the owner of the racing bike next to mine while she efficiently changed a flat tyre tube.
- In this case, the only damage caused to the civilian was a flat tyre.
- He was picked up because he was driving with a flat tyre.
- He even rode the last 40 km of the final stage with two flat tyres.
- When they reached the jeep, Abby noticed that she had a flat tire.
- In September last year a gang of vandals left a trail of destruction in Clifton Street when residents woke up to find almost every vehicle on one side of the road had flat tyres.
2.1(champagne/lemonade/beer) sin efervescencia(lemonade/beer/champagne) sin gas
- Melvin waved hello to her, as he sat at the table with Bill, eating cold pizza and drinking flat soda.
- It is shockingly sweet at first - a fizzy drink gone flat in the sun.
- By now, Archer could be forgiven for thinking that she had earned her right to a quiet life of flat champagne and cheap shopping trips.
- As saccharine as flat cola, it had an added taste of musky, dusky fruit and a hint of molasses.
- If your steak is bad or the beer is flat, you return it.
- He took his now flat soda from his jacket and walked into the study to await Monica.
- My father wrapped me up in his bathrobe and I got to sit up with my parents, drink flat ginger ale and watch TV.
- She emailed me to say that they're to keep the drink from going flat.
- Another night of flat champagne, limp canapés and unfamiliar faces?
- Some people make a big fuss about this stuff, which tastes like flat soda pop to me.
2.2(battery) descargadoswitch off or you'll get a flat battery — apaga o se te va a descargar la batería
- One of the most irksome things that can happen to a mobile phone user is a flat battery, and the charging devices are designed to solve the problem.
- There is just one small problem: the batteries have gone flat.
- Booked the car in for a thorough inspection of its electrical system, following one flat battery too many.
- It turned out not to be a straight case of a flat battery.
- I had some shopping to do and jumped in my vehicle only to find the battery was flat.
- And you know how, when the battery's flat, your car makes a dispiriting grinding noise as you try starting it?
- Bennett ends up having to turn his music down, recharge her van's flat battery, and become her reluctant carer.
- You need to make sure everything is backed up on your home computer - a flat battery in your PDA can wipe out all your data in one go.
- I thought my battery was flat and got out to check the lights.
- Even to this day I cannot let a car stand for more than about 72 hours without at least starting it to make sure the battery isn't flat.
- I grabbed the phone and realised the battery was flat; before I'd even got to the phone the car had sped away.
- Have you noticed for example, friends and workmates asking you for their best friend's phone number because their mobile battery is flat?
- His battery went flat just before the cars were due to go on to the grid and he was forced to start from the pitlane.
- Sometimes the battery was flat and needed topping up.
- The car was pushed 20-feet up the street but then abandoned with a flat battery.
- I went up to Church Road to retrieve my wife's car but by this time the battery had gone flat due to having the lights having been left on.
- Invariably the battery is totally flat on Monday and the car will not start.
- They charged me over £100 just to recharge a flat battery - the car broke down again on my way home but luckily on a main road near home.
- There were two smoke alarms installed in the house, but one had been disconnected and the second had flat batteries.
- My 1996 Mercedes suffers a flat battery in just a couple of weeks if left undriven.
3.1(dull, uninteresting)(party/conversation) soso informal(joke) sin gracia(voice) monótonothings are rather flat at the office — en la oficina todo anda un poco muerto
- she felt a bit flat — estaba un tanto alicaída / baja de moral
- This Court production looks gorgeous - the costumes and set are stunning - but feels strangely flat and lifeless.
- His voice was flat, void of any emotion, which led Anna to wonder if he felt anything at all about his father.
- With no special effects the soundtrack does what it needs to do, although to be honest, it sometimes sounded rather flat and dull.
- She replied in a flat voice, only putting emotion into certain words.
- I have never seen a film where everybody is so uniformly flat.
- Autumn's voice was flat, almost monotonous, but it was not uncaring.
- Her voice was flat and emotionless as she shut her eyes again, feeling cool hands and then a damp cloth on her forehead.
- That description was far too flat and emotionless and pain-free.
- His voice cracked and then went flat, devoid of emotion.
- His speech, delivered without notes, struck observers as both compassionate and professional - while the older man was dull and flat.
- At first I assumed this mix would be flat and lifeless - to my surprise it sounded far better than I was hoping.
- The fact that Cosmos is such a classic tune makes this dull, flat rendition even more of an affront.
- When he did at last speak, his voice was just as flat and emotionless as his eyes.
- Finally he spoke in a forced casual tone, causing her to turn, making his voice as flat and uninterested as possible.
- My voice was flat and expressionless, edged with steel and contempt for my enemy.
- I'd feel inordinately pleased with myself were it not for the fact that the ones I spent all morning doing are rather flat and dull.
- My speaking voice is rather flat, but my singing voice is good.
- Her voice is flat, with a halfhearted hitch and no emotional delivery.
- Dana's feminine voice grew quite flat and emotionless, and even a little haunting.
- Her voice was flat and emotionless and Ryder wanted to kick himself for making her sound like that.
3.2(sluggish)sales were flat during the last quarter — no hubo mucho movimiento en las ventas durante el último trimestre
- trading was flat — hubo poca actividad
- Locally, hiring is expected to remain virtually flat this year.
- Even in years when economic growth is flat or negative, electricity consumption nearly always increases.
- While overall world oil demand was essentially flat in 1993, demand in the Western Pacific rose four percent.
- But sales have been flat for the embattled company, whose CEO was recently ousted.
- The shop's optimism is set against other major retailers' expectations for flat trading next year.
- Overall sales have been flat for five years.
- The group said that despite higher volumes, the Republic of Ireland's trading profits were broadly flat in a pretty buoyant market.
- Even so, its new forecast of flat prices looks plausible and matches my view.
- Wage growth was essentially flat over the past year.
- Here in Australia, retail sales are already flat, apparently because consumers are avoiding using their cars and staying at home.
- At many companies sales are flat or down - sometimes way, way down.
- The overall level of crime is flat and shows the impact the Safer Neighbourhood Teams are having on low-level crime such as shoplifting.
- Consumer demand is flat and business bankruptcies are rising.
- The company has been in a prolonged slump, with flat sales in the United States and a stock price to match.
- Its sales were relatively flat in 2001, due in part to lower gasoline prices affecting its stores with fuel pumps.
- Consumer spending may not look too resilient, given the flat performance of retail sales in October.
- Then, late last year, sales were nearly flat and actually declined in some categories.
- The company posted an encouraging increase in pre-tax profit even though turnover remained essentially flat.
- At least, flat prices or the absence of inflation is a darn good thing for consumers.
- Following two months of flat sales, retail spending rose by 1.3 percent in October.
3.3(without contrast)(photograph/picture) sin contraste
- You sort of notice perspective and lines and flat planes of colour.
- Francis Towne was a landscape painter whose idiosyncratic style relied on economic and careful pen outlines and flat muted washes of colour.
- The walls were more definite in their colour, more flat.
- His style is stark and angular, relying heavily on the use of flat colour and silhouettes.
- This photograph was flat, with very little contrast and some noticeable scratches, dust spots, pen marks and other discolorations.
- Time passed and the light outside remained the same flat grey as snow kept falling, icing the windows over.
- It was different than other tattoos in the fact that it was in metallic gold, most were done in dull flat colours.
- I have some flat negatives that really need a tonal boost.
- There are other panels with flat planes of tertiary colour, some with simple linear designs.
- The textile is placed awkwardly on top of the table, creating areas of strong, flat colour and signalling Matisse's future as a painter.
- Blasting the subject with a sea of light produces flat, wishy-washy photographs.
- He used bold, poster-like contrasts of form and colour, with strong black outlines and extensive areas of flat, uniform colour.
- Two other monitors off to one side emit changing flat colours from their screens, and a dull but insistent techno-type soundtrack.
4(total, firm)(denial/refusal/rejection) rotundo(denial/rejection/refusal) categórico(refusal/rejection/denial) terminantethe answer was a flat no — la respuesta fue un no rotundo
- Try using a credit card to get your money out and usually there's a flat fee on top of whatever interest charge your credit card will pay you.
- He couldn't afford to take it, not as it currently stood, but a flat refusal would stiffen the old man's position.
- Well, I know it came out like a flat denial, and I think one of the things I can do is clear it up.
- Because the individual himself is at stake during the seduction, he cannot risk a flat refusal from the potential partner.
- Firstly, a flat rebuttal of another's opinion is not in itself a statement of fact, simply a disagreement in terms.
- Brokers get a flat commission, plus a smaller annual commission, called a trail.
- Many online brokers now charge a flat fee of around £10 per trade.
- He reacted furiously to the news of the mutiny of the soldiers, rushing to the scene after their flat refusal to fight.
- When I reached the desk, I got blank faces and flat refusals.
- As an observer, I can testify that the comments made by these powerful and successful people were in flat contradiction to the caricature.
- Bank of Ireland offers a service whereby customers can have 90 transactions in return for a flat fee of £9 per quarter.
- That's the best weapon we have against these evil people, our flat refusal to allow them to divert us more than momentarily from our daily lives.
- My question is this: if a user can pay for the music through a flat fee, why can't the service pay for itself through advertising?
- The flat income tax was seen as a way to create fair taxation.
- Amazingly, this sharp slowdown in consumer spending, though lasting for half a year, has been met with flat denial all around.
- There is also a flat fee of £35 payable to register property deeds with the Registry of Deeds.
- And there does seem to be a pretty flat contradiction between those two points.
- It also pointed out that solicitors receive a flat fee from legal aid and stand to lose earnings if a case is adjourned.
- He cites as helpful such reforms as the launch of a flat income tax.
- So when I brought this helmet home for him to try out, I expected a flat refusal.
- Once we'd agreed on a budget, she explained that she charged a flat fee for her services.
- In 2004, the media has not made an issue over Teresa Heinz's flat refusal to release her tax returns.
- Media bias is not exclusive to Australia, nor is the flat denial of its existence by those who clearly display it.
- The flat denials at the start of the week changed instead to a promise of full co-operation.
- Then comes the flat proclamation that nothing happened to civilians; nothing whatever.
- Aidan O'Hogan said that he would caution against the introduction of flat fees.
- The centrepiece of the reforms is the introduction of a flat income tax rate of 20 percent and the dismantling of social services.
- Revenue growth in its core publishing business was flat last year.
- There's a flat fee, based on circulation, just to take advantage of the program.
- Instead of taking a percentage cut of a bond's face value, some charge a flat fee.
- If you pay a flat commission rate, the plan will be worth €15,362 after tax at the end of ten years.
- Only two ministers opposed the Labour Cabinet's proposal for a flat income tax in December 1987.
- Perkins issued a flat denial that he had ever had anything to do with Duke, and he denounced him for good measure.
- This provocative thesis elicits flat denials from both governments.
- On many occasions they have demanded information on the terms of the deal, but met with a flat refusal.
- He or she will often charge you a flat fee or an hourly rate.
- But with an official investigation underway, even a flat denial from head office won't still the rumors.
- Future revenue would be harvested from a single-rate flat tax on wages or, better still, a stiff sales tax on consumption.
- The news flies in the face of flat denials by the BBC in Glasgow.
- Most people are astonished how cheap flat fee access could be.
(referring to key)bemolA flat — la bemol masculine
- Without moving up or down the fingerboard more than one fret, you should be able to pick out each successive sharp or flat key and play that Major scale.
- As with the sharp key signatures, there is an easy way to determine the key of a particular flat key signature.
5.2(too low)you're flat — (por cantar / tocar demasiado bajo) estás desafinando
6(fixed)(price/rate/charge) fijo(price/rate/charge) uniforme
7BritishSport(before noun) de carreras de caballos sin obstáculos200m flat — 200m llanos River Plate
- The horse has not yet raced this Flat turf season as she awaits suitably fast ground but it seems the time is now fast approaching.
- The Flat season had just ended and he was going to make the most of it.
- Ayr Racecourse will host its first Ladies' Night of the Flat season on Thursday when Regional Racing will also make its Scottish debut.
- As promised, since it's that time of year, here are my Ten To Follow for the Flat season ahead.
- The official minimum riding weight is 10 st over the jumps, while any Flat jockey weighing in at 9st or more will not survive in the trade for long.
8(vowel) articulada con poca tensión muscular, característica de ciertos dialectos regionales
9US informal(broke)to be flat — estar pelado informal
1.1(categorically)(turn down/refuse) de plano(refuse/turn down) categóricamenteI told him flat that I would not go — le dije de plano / sin más que no iba a ir
- Their credibility is in shreds and they are flat broke, but they still have one very saleable asset - notoriety.
- So Lucas called Dad and Dad said he was flat broke and we'd have to get the money from Mum.
- He wanted to go south, but his van was unreliable and he was flat broke.
- I made an enemy that day by turning him down flat.
- They were flat broke, but the brothers still had some Marshall gear the label had bought for them.
- The price of this independence was that now, yet again, they were flat broke.
- In fact, as Kwan readies himself for the fight, dubbed May Day Mayhem, he is flat broke.
- Eriksson has millions on deposit but in the bank of goodwill the guy is flat broke.
- You'll either be turned down flat or you'll be charged a higher-than-usual interest rate.
- And, many times I'm flat broke because I also have to support my wife who is jobless.
1.2(exactly)it took him two hours flat — tardó dos horas justas / exactas
- It didn't stop me being ready in about 30 minutes flat, though.
- Even conversations with friends were completed in under 3 minutes flat.
- He is not happy because the new stadium is not being built in 10 minutes flat.
- The language of the book is simple and straight and its fine printing makes it all the more easy to complete reading the book in 24 hours flat!
- In five years flat, it has given the city a remarkable facelift.
- Bookshops this Christmas are piled high with short novelty volumes knocked off by their authors in a couple of hours flat.
- The art directors did a super job in four hours flat to convert the garage into the movie production office within the film.
- A second site done shortly afterward was completed in two days flat, largely due to efficiencies gained in diverting the creek.
- In no time flat the available walls were full of public notices, goods and services for sale, community event posters and news from the animal shelter.
- She was at the house in 10 minutes flat.
- Soon I could knock off a set in about 20 minutes flat, including cleaning up.
- To them, it did not matter that the actress turned up 30 minutes late or that she whizzed in and out of the store in 20 minutes flat.
- It imploded and came crumbling down all around the grounds in 37 seconds flat.
- He could completely clear the husk of a coconut in 34 seconds flat.
- The large chains also home deliver but not in 10 minutes flat.
- But a note at the end asserts that this document was produced in three weeks flat after a Senate demand and was accordingly sloppy and full of errors.
- The last leg, a distance of 70-odd km, was covered in six hours flat.
- It shot into the charts at number 10, unheard of in those days, but stalled well short of the expected number 1 slot and vanished from the charts in six weeks flat.
- Shot extensively in Bangkok and Thailand, the film was completed in 35 days flat.
- I'd never have got that job done in two hours flat on my own.
1.3US informal(as intensifier) completamentesee also broke
2Music(play/sing) demasiado bajo
- You need to get a better instrument, or you will have to live with playing flat all the time.
- If you have to hit a high note or you hear yourself singing flat, raise your arms a little higher and smile.
1.1(surface)(of sword) cara de la hoja feminine(of hand) palma feminineI hit him with the flat of my hand — le di una bofetada
- She stepped aside again and cracked him in the back of the head with the flat of her sheathed sword.
- As soon as their swords parted, he struck him in the side with the flat of his blade.
- Along the flat of the sword more patterns and words were inscribed.
- The flat of the blade cracked across the back of Lexa's head, knocking her to the ground, the fall jarring her sword from her grip.
- He was constantly hitting Adrian's side with the flat of his blade.
- Luckily I knocked them out pretty good with the flat of my sword.
- I grabbed it, and pressed the flat of the blade against my wrist.
- On a big chopping board, smash the garlic cloves with the flat of a big knife.
- Lay clove on cutting board and smash with the flat of a knife blade.
- She slapped his side with the flat of her blade, calmly adding injury to insult before walking away.
- I lashed out and caught the side of his helmet with the flat of my blade.
1.2(level ground)llano masculineterreno llano masculine
- He explains that because of the unstable ground on the river flats, holes dug for the foundations kept caving in.
- This encourages clam spat to settle out in areas of the flats currently devoid of clam stocks.
- Groupers, jacks and barracuda seek refuge in the wrecks, while large marble rays cruise the sandy flats.
- I've been to mud flats where there's a six-foot difference between high tide and low tide.
- Many surface flows, supplied mainly from leaks in the ocean entry tubes, are also observed in the coastal flats near the ocean.
- The workers had begun to remove the supports about her hull in order to free the cradle that held her and begin dragging her onto the tide flats.
- Traditional places to try would be the sand flats in the area below the ferry and around Pimlico Island.
- Every degree of added warmth only whets the fishes' appetites and draws them nearer to the flats.
- I reach a small flat and remove my pack, look down, and see Asia about 50 feet away.
- It's used to patrol for trespassers, set up live firing targets and recover rounds from the sand and tidal flats.
- Major flooding occurred on the Thomson and Avon Rivers, and the Mitchell River flooded many hectares of vegetable crops on the river flats and cut the highway.
- They were scattered over a mile area and unreachable because of water channels in the flats.
- I set the hook, stuffed the rod high and the fish moved off fast across the flats towards the deep water.
- The flats and sharps are placed on the printed page accordingly.
- The two flats cancel out the one given sharp, leaving one flat remaining - the resulting key, the one we need to play in, is F.
- By remembering a simple pattern one can determine the amount of sharps and flats in a major chord.
- Sharps and flats are introduced near the end of the book, but different key signatures are not discussed or used in Book 1.
- His scale organizes the notes into octaves, with sharps and flats in between.
- The set - lots of slatted flats - keeps moving around a lot, without ever looking different.
- You open and close the curtain, set up the flats and backdrops, and check to make sure that everything is going right backstage.
- The second Act seemed to be set in a corridor-as-waiting-room typical of many hospitals I have visited, but with the rear wall being a flat of painted forest.
- Banks of paintings can be pulled out, like stage flats.
- The set is made up solely of movable sea-blue coloured flats, so to speak the empty hull of a baroque stage apparatus.
4BritishSportthe flat — (season) temporada hípica de carreras sin obstáculos feminine
5(puncture)pinchazo masculineto get a flat — pinchar
- Before they can confirm any details, the car gets a flat.
- If there's too much camber on one side of a tire, overwear is imminent, and so is a flat.
- When emerging from the club, my back tire got a flat.
- As far as repairing a flat on the road, we haven't yet finalized how riders will be able to achieve this.
- You don't want to be the idiot who makes the whole ride stop for 20 minutes while you fix a flat.
- I remember Bob kept getting flats and we were out of spares, so we had to use the patch kit.
- Also, puncture flats will leak more slowly allowing racers to ride longer until support reaches them, or possibly make it back to the pits in a criterium.
- And usually when one tire blows out, the tire adjacent to the flat can blowout easily from the increased pressure.
- The reason for this is if you get a flat in that tire, you will have to take the whole track off to change the tire.
- Late in the afternoon, when he hadn't returned, she worried he'd had a flat.
- You always have a light where you're looking-handy for fixing a flat or broken chain.
- Negotiating a bike downhill, through a peloton, with a front flat at over 65 kph is not good.
- Coupled with my broken chain and another rider's flat, it definitely put a crimp in our mileage.
6.1(low-lying ground) llano masculine(sandbanks) bancos de arena masculinemud flats — marismas feminine
6.2US (shoes)zapatos bajos masculinezapatos de taco bajo Southern Conezapatos de piso Mexico
- In the end, I settled for this pair of flats (in cream & black) from Top Shop.
- Try a ballerina flat, or an open mule with a smartly shaped heel.
- I simply adore these polka dot flats and platforms.
- Another closet staple for last year and this year still, are flats.
- There's nothing quite like a pretty pair of flats to top off any casual outfit.
- Flats are great with a mini skirt or dress but when it comes to heels, the higher the better!
- For years, the ballerina flat was the shoe of choice to wear with cropped pants.
- A moccasin is the must-have shoe in a stylish high-heel or casual flat.
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- One piece includes blues-like flatted thirds written as D-sharps and a few later pieces involve E-flat and B-flat accidentals that suggest dominant seventh harmony.
- I saw that life was not like books at all, but more like headlines-barroom brawls, a blues song sung with flatted notes.
- All this Taylor achieves with subtle elisions and slides and what are often the most fleeting of flatted notes.
- With its visceral tritones and flatted seconds, the band's sound revolved more around the riff than the song.
- There is a lot of ‘bent pitch’ - momentary flatting or sharping of the main pitch - in these performances.
1(apartment)apartamento masculinedepartamento masculine Latin Americapiso masculine Spain
- Residents in flats and homes in the town centre are also being urged to join the scheme.
- A disabled resident of a block of council flats constantly attacked by arsonists has called for the building to be demolished.
- The development will offer parking space in the basement, commercial facilities on the ground floor, and residential flats on floors one to nine.
- In contrast, most British residential blocks of flats were built by local authorities in the 1950s - 70s.
- Residents of four flats in the terraced building above the centre were safely evacuated but the animals were not so fortunate.
- The developer wants to convert the 100-year-old building into eight flats, two town houses and two starter homes.
- A brave neighbour ran into a smoke-logged block of flats to wake residents after one of the apartments caught fire.
- The surgery would be in one of two six to eight-storey residential buildings, including 133 flats, 48 of which would be for affordable housing.
- Future years will see 23-storey office blocks, supermarkets, arts buildings, more flats and housing.
- There are around 120 flats in the tower block, with six flats on each floor.
- A number of residents have objected saying they would either prefer a small number of large residential homes to flats, or no homes at all.
- Plans had been submitted to City of York Council to build four flats in the building, and another 20 in newly-built blocks in the grounds.
- A campaign has started by residents to stop plans for a three-storey block of flats in the garden of an empty house.
- This spurred construction of apartment buildings with several flats per floor.
- The majority of the residents of the flats and bungalows are elderly.
- These range from one bed room flats to five bedroom houses, with 44 affordable homes and 30 low cost starter homes.
- Today these historical buildings house a mix of flats, maisonettes and townhouses, and one conversion has just come on the market.
- Residents in blocks of flats had begun to club together to buy generators.
- Under the plans, the pub would be demolished and a three-storey building housing the flats would be built.
- The building of flats and apartments alone will not solve the city's housing issue.
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