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(blush)a flush of anger brightened her cheeks — se puso roja de ira
- their words brought an embarrassed flush to his cheeks — sus palabras lo hicieron ruborizarse / sonrojarse (de vergüenza)
- the child had a feverish flush — el niño estaba colorado / rojo por la fiebre
- the first pink flush of dawn in the sky — el primer arrebol del alba en el cielo
- When I am near her, I can feel the heat, the flush in my skin.
- The only sign of exasperation was the slight flush to her cheeks.
- She couldn't control her blush then; she couldn't contain the flush that rose in her cheeks as she remembered her earlier outburst.
- Jennifer smiled at the way Scott blushed, the red flush working its way up from his neck to the top of his face.
- She gives a quick intake of breath, and a guilty flush colors her face.
- There is tenderness over the appendix, often accompanied by a slight fever, a facial flush, and a rapid pulse.
- A flush warms her skin at the realization that she actually left the house wearing such an outfit.
- The room's temperature seemed to escalate and a hot flush crept up her face; she was blushing.
- Despite her flush of embarrassment at the small tradition, she grinned and ran down to them.
- There was a flush to his tanned skin and his green eyes were unnaturally bright, but there was nothing to indicate the dull haze of alcohol.
- The grin widened, and a slight flush crept across his cheeks.
- A flush colored her cheeks as she lowered her focus to the blank envelope.
- A scarlet flush began at the base of the young officer's neck and moved up to the roots of his hair.
- She was dressed in all black, as usual, and her pale skin had a slight flush to it, perhaps from efforts to catch up with Mary.
- He looked at Jim, feeling the flush that reddened both cheeks.
- Ariel tried to control the embarrassed flush that rose in her cheeks.
- He clutched at the light coverlet, pulling it with him as he sat up, a flush coloring his skin.
- Use cheek creams in peach, pink and berry colours to give yourself a healthy flush.
- A tingling flush passed over her skin as she entered the field of light that the spell-form was casting up.
- He ran another hand through his hair to hide the flush of red he could feel coloring his cheeks.
1.2(of anger, passion)arrebato masculinein the first flush of success — con la euforia del triunfo
- in the first flush of youth — en la flor de la juventud
- hot flushes — calores
- Martina feels a flush of anger at the realization that her new car is about to disappear.
- Despite the flush of excitement, Brown didn't pay the $8,975 fee Granger sought that day.
- A sudden flush of self-consciousness twitches at the ubiquitous teenage angst and she tugs at the frayed hem of her puffball skirt.
- After a moment, though, it became clear to me that it was a flush of rage as well as embarrassment.
- Charlie felt a flush of joy and relief.
- What work I owed I postponed until it had to be churned out in a flush of rage over my being disturbed by it.
- He felt a flush of embarrassed panic.
- Cynthia threw her arms around her husband's neck, in a flush of excitement and disbelief.
- A flush of relief is coursing around my body and I am bear-hugging Penny's rucksack in front of me.
- He was swept away by him and the flush of inspiration and excitement led to some of his religious masterpieces.
- Holiday romances will be particularly energetic, but even long-term partners will experience a lusty flush of new love.
- Take whatever biochemical state people have in the initial flush of love.
- I felt a small flush of pride though - I had been clean for months.
- ‘We got 171 people out,’ says Clive, with a justified flush of pride.
- He thought back to the flush of excitement that had driven him to propose at seventeen.
- Kevin again felt the flush of pride to think that a fellow aficionado was so clearly impressed by his labour of love.
- I feel a flush of glee at having called out the president on national television, but the sensation is fleeting.
- They had only married two years ago, and Arthur still felt a quick flush of happy excitement whenever he thought of her.
- She was talking to him with such patience that I felt a flush of pride.
- Althea felt a flush of rage, a man with such powerful magic was a thief!
2.1(toilet mechanism)cisterna feminine
- I am hopeless at fixing things but when the toilet flush goes wonky I can always tell exactly what is wrong even if I have to get a man in to do something about it.
- Everyone is impressed by the flush on an aeroplane toilet.
- Pushing the flush down on the toilet, I stood up slowly.
- He cursed out of a regular habit as he pulled the flush down on the toilet.
- Drinking water came from the sink in the toilet, the flush of which was operated by pulling a metal hanger in the cistern.
2.2(action)we gave the pipe a flush with some boiling water — purgamos la cañería con agua caliente
- give the toilet another flush — tira otra vez de la cadena
- This same amount of water equals 66 flushes per day with old, 20-litre toilets, suggesting that toilets may not be the most important focus for water conservation.
- The standard household lavatory, we are told, uses 7.5 litres of water per flush.
- That's almost three flushes on the water-saving toilet we just had installed.
- They were silent for a moment to first hear gagging noises, then a flush of the toilet and then running of water.
- The first toilets manufactured to this lower standard caused uproar among builders and homeowners alike because the toilets did not flush solids well, requiring multiple flushes and negating any water savings.
- On the other hand, some low-flow toilets require two flushes to get the job done anyway.
- Moments later, a flush and water running from a tap were heard before the door was opened once more.
- Federal regulations require modern toilets to function on 1.6 gallons per flush or less.
- The latest pressure assisted toilets using under two litres per flush are even more effective.
- But nearly 27 percent of the toilets surveyed in the Tucson area used more than 2.2 gallons per flush.
- But the latest flush toilets use only six litres per flush.
- For example in most States and Territories all new homes must be fitted with dual flush toilets, using 6 or 3 litres per flush.
- Our largest water consumption (about 10 gallons per day) comes from toilet flushes.
- This can result in several repeat flushes and, therefore, use more water.
- One flush consumes as much water as the average person in Africa uses for a whole day's drinking, cooking and cleaning.
- Older toilets, made prior to the 1994 law, use as much as 3.5 to 5 gallons per flush.
- The faint sounds of a toilet ending its flush filled Jim's ears, and he realized his sense of hearing was back to its ultra-sensitive level.
1to flush the toilet — tirar de la cadena
- to flush sth down the toilet / away — tirar algo al / echar algo por el wáter
3(drive out)(criminal/person) hacer salir(game) levantar
4(redden)the effort had flushed his cheeks — tenía las mejillas coloradas / estaba rojo por el esfuerzo
- the evening sun flushed the sky a delicate pink — el sol del atardecer tiñó el cielo de un rosa pálido
1(toilet) funcionarthe toilet won't flush — la cisterna no funciona
2(blush)enrojecerponerse rojoruborizarsesonrojarseponerse coloradoher cheeks flushed crimson — sus mejillas se encendieron
1(level)(margin/column) alineadoa flush door — una puerta lisa
- the table is flush with the cabinet — la mesa está alineada con el armario
- the mirror is fitted so as to be flush with the wall — el espejo está empotrado para que no sobresalga de la pared
- flush against the wall — pegado a la pared
- A hospital track that is flush with the ceiling tile controls the shower curtain.
- I'd prefer it looked like this, with a flush left margin.
- The lining caused the turret hatches to be thicker and no longer flush with the turret surface.
- Second, center the entire page on the screen instead of having it flush left.
- The putter should be flush against the ground, with the arms and stance comfortable in relation to the position of the ball.
- Slowly take one or two steps forward, keeping your entire upper-back and shoulder area flush against the wall.
- Cut each piece for a snug fit, and install them so that the top of the riser is exactly flush with the top of the stringer notch.
- Office cladding is designed as a vented, triple-glazed flush facade.
- Left alignment ensures all text is flush with left margin and ragged on the right margin.
- Cut the risers so that the heads of the sprinklers are flush with the ground.
- The 1.8-litre turbo has contemporary flush headlights and beefed-up haunches, the oval mouth replaced by a cheeky smile.
- The forearm is nicely rounded and the use of a flush fitting, six-round, metal magazine keeps the bottom line clean and uncluttered.
- Their door is flush with the ground, so I busted out a window and stuck it in there.
- A clerestory on either side, and a flush panoramic window extend across the full width of the facade which faces across a valley.
- Then trim the drawer fronts with a saw so the ends are flush with the drawer sides.
- After rotating the water block so it was flush everything started working fine.
- To even out the slight irregularities in masonry or old plaster, it is likely you will need some shim material to get the furring surfaces flush with each other.
- Computer applications like Microsoft Word have us trained that PC-screen content is always flush left?
- All text is flush left unless otherwise indicated, with ½ inch indent on first line of paragraph.
- The tire's tilt so it can be flush with the track surface.
- I used regular wood screws and countersunk them in the PVC to allow a flush surface.
- The excess length of bolt will be cut off for a flush finish.
- So make sure that screws are perfectly flush with the surface or use wood plugs.
2informal(having money)to be flush — andar bien de dinero
- The irony is that hard-up Paddy's is flush with character, while the ersatz grandeur of malls and the like offer a poorer shopping experience by far.
- That leaves the team flush with cash, which it should be more than willing to spend in the event.
- So, flush with cash from the power plant sales and the securitization, Judge went shopping.
- A lot of the projects were started when money was flush.
- Those qualities are on full display again with Leaders Of The Free World, a record flush with urgent emotion and musical dexterity.
- Those who were a little more flush with cash might have been able to invest in a burger and carton of chips before thumbing their way home.
- When money's flush, hiring help isn't a bad thing.
- Don't rush to hire when sales turn strong and cash is flush.
- The first photograph is flush with lush colour, bluest skies and a verdant forest pathway.
- The Government is so flush with cash that it cancelled the 2005 January bond tender.
- So, flush with cash, private-equity funds are swarming over Tinseltown.
- Conversely, extremist right-wing political groups tend to find their greatest groundswells of support in areas not too flush with cash.
- However, it is frustrating that we did our best to stop these benefits - and I offered to repay it in full when I was flush with cash last year, only to be knocked back!
- They have a great deal with Nike and other sponsorship dollars are flush despite what happened in Germany last year.
- Suppliers have their own shareholders to consider and few of them are flush with cash these days.
- The port and claret were laid down in happier times, when cash was flush and planning for the future mattered.
- Our primary schools are already flush with funds, our universities are up to the mark with Western universities.
- And at that time did he seem to be quite flush with cash?
- Finally we find a machine flush with cash and in a few minutes we pull up outside my flat.
- Did the young man, suddenly flush with success, bury his money in tomato cans in his back yard?
- The Web has always been flush with counterculture independents willing to break rules that aren't working anyway.
1(in cards)flor feminineroyal/straight flush — escalera real/de color feminine
- Heartless men, dashing knights of the keyboard, arranged their cards into pairs and flushes and whatever else was necessary to rob a rube - me - of his next week's paycheck.
- When comparing two flushes, the highest card determines which is higher.
- Thus it would seem that KQ royal should appear higher in our strategy table than the 3-card flush with two high cards.
- If the start card is the same suit as well, the flush is worth 4 points.
- If one player has a straight, we can't beat that for high, but presumably some of the other players are drawing live to flushes or full houses or bigger straights.
- Most of the contracts are made up of sets and runs as usual, but contract 8 requires a 7 card flush.
- He said that any fool could bet on a busted flush in poker, or swear that black is white, but that isn't a classic lie.
- One problem with this is that six-card flushes and straights are much rarer than five-card ones.
- Chances are good that the trips will be beat by a full house, a flush, or a straight.
- What do you suppose your odds are of being dealt a flush on your first five cards?
- Three flushes: the back and middle hands are flushes, and the front hand is a three-card flush (three cards of one suit).
- Some players do not count straights or flushes at all in this game.
- The scoring is the same as for the players' hands except that a flush in the crib only scores if all four crib cards and the start card are of the same suit.
- This rule says that a running flush in which the top card is higher in rank than a Prial will beat the Prial.
- As between two flushes, the one containing the highest ranking card wins, with cards of subsequent ranks determining the hands if the highest cards tie.
- Four card flushes do not count in Table Top Cribbage.
- If unpaired, his two high cards were suited or sequenced and could lead to a flush or straight.
- Between two flushes in the same suit, the one with the higher top card is better.
- As with flushes, these rank according to the highest card; if the highest cards of two hands are equal the second highest cards are compared, and if these are equal too then the third highest.
- When comparing flushes, the highest card is compared first, then if these are equal the middle card, and finally if necessary the lowest.
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