In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(make flat)(metal/surface) aplanar(lawn/path) allanar(lawn/path) aplanar(hat) achatar(hat) aplastarhe flattened himself against the wall — se pegó bien a la pared
- Secondly, the mixture is then flattened out in the blending machine, and then it is flattened further in an extruder machine.
- The rain pounded down on her, flattening the wild grasses and weeds around her.
- Look at that mutilated cow in the field, and see that flattened grass.
- Peter combed his dark brown hair, trying to flatten the back and sides, but as usual it remained up turned.
- As children first introduced to the mysteries of the kitchen, we learn how to blend the batter of a cake or flatten the dough of a pie.
- One was suddenly flung away and the grass flattened in a widening circle.
- She scowls and takes out her hairbrush and flattens her hair with quick, angry strokes.
- He attempted to flatten the hair without a comb.
- Laurie folded his feet and sat down, flattening the grass.
- If I manage to dodge it, it will still flatten the grass and leave it's mark.
- And it just straightens her hair, flattens it out perfectly.
- The heavy boots he wore had long ago flattened and grass he walked on, making a perfectly straight path where he had paced for the past few hours.
- His normally very tidy light brown hair had flattened in some areas and began to stick out in others.
- Turn over the cake and flatten slightly, before slashing the top three times with a sharp knife.
- The foot and a half tall grass was flattened in their fight.
- She quickly brushed, combed, and flattened her hair.
- I mutter a sheepish apology and get to my feet, smoothing my shirt and trying to flatten my hair.
- His regular spot was left empty, the grass he would normally flatten sitting upright and proud.
- He is not a land artist, he flattens no grass and makes no patterns with twigs or boulders.
- If your girlfriend has beautiful wavy hair, would you want her to flatten it out by combing it with the wrong brush?
2(knock down)(trees) tumbar(trees) echar abajo(trees) tirar abajo(city) arrasarhe flattened his opponent with a single blow — tumbó a su contrincante de un solo golpe
- Traders were triumphant today after plans to flatten their homes and businesses were refused by council planners.
- The army has used its newly acquired firepower to flatten houses and other buildings, destroy coconut plantations and turn the city into a virtual ghost town.
- The resulting explosion flattened the target building and the surrounding infrastructure, crushing the defenders.
- Hurricanes bring winds and slashing rains that flood streets, flatten homes, and leave survivors struggling to pick up the pieces.
- It ripped off roofs, flattened buildings and threw container lorries great distances.
- There were no immediate details of casualties on the ground but witnesses said 12 houses were flattened in the disaster.
- Terrified I'd flatten a child, I picked my way between bodies, big and small, and noticed Sainabo cuddled up beside her mother.
- The storm, which also flattened several power pylons, left much of the Eastern Cape without electricity.
- The guy was very fortunate as the big man could have flattened him.
- These bombs vaporised all living life and flattened all buildings within the epicentre of the explosion.
- The blast had destroyed the wall of the cemetery and flattened a nearby home.
- Plans to flatten a listed building for a TV show have been branded ridiculous by the grandson of the man who built it.
- Walls of houses were completely flattened; glass, bricks and debris are everywhere.
- Bulldozers could flatten buildings used to care for the elderly and disabled if a site near the town centre is sold off.
- Workmen moved on to the site last week to flatten the building and replace it with 138 flats.
- I considered, with idle horror, how a simple kick of my foot could flatten him beyond repair.
- Churches, mosques and school buildings are among the public facilities flattened by the quakes.
- Luckily for him the ambulance was not travelling very fast, because he gave the paramedic driving it so little warning time that had it been going any faster it would have certainly flattened Patrick.
- The next minute, she was flattened by a reversing car, leaving her with broken arms and legs.
- The scrum-half must have suspected a conspiracy - on three occasions in the first half he was flattened by opponents.
- A business that is hit hard during a recession is not unlike a business whose building is flattened by a tornado.
- A boat has managed to get to the south of the island but initial reports are that all the buildings are flattened.
- The match exploded after a clash between Iain Hendry and Bromley's Mark Watson, who chased the Leatherhead man and flattened him, earning an instant red card.
- In perhaps the turning point of the game, Steven Boyack flattened Dennis Wyness just inside the area in 18 minutes and Paul Sheerin powered in the penalty.
- Homes and public buildings were completely flattened.
- So there I was in the paddock when I'm flattened by some idiot running into me on a monkey bike!
- When former St Peter's schoolboy, James Dougherty, led a lone break-out he was flattened by an excellent Heppleston tackle.
- Just 12 minutes after the order, the bombs were dropped from an altitude of 20,000 ft, flattening the building.
- A vision of me stepping on him, wobbling and then falling on him, flattening him like a pancake flashed through my head.
- Thousands of houses were completely flattened, and many others were partially destroyed.
- Kristie landed on him, flattening him against the floor.
- But the torrent of brown water, which was already flattening buildings, wiped out the jeep, drowning her grandchildren.
- He also mowed over his wife on the same day Maude flattened the child.
- I woke up cold and he tried to roll his body onto me and share his body heat and the sleeping bag, nearly flattening me in the process.
- I was about to wish for a rock to fall off the sky and flatten me into a very slow and painful death, when the doorbell rang.
- He said: ‘The old guy looked in good shape and I'm sure he would have flattened the other guy - if he could have caught him.’
- You were lucky Brett didn't end up flattening you.
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