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(of criminals)banda femininepandilla feminine
- Credit and debit card fraud has increased by 53% during the past two years, with organised criminal gangs being blamed for the rise.
- She added that most vulnerable residents of the city have become the prey of organised and powerful criminal gangs.
- The police will be taking a hard look at organised criminal gangs operating in the city.
- Authorities believe criminal gangs and paramilitary organisations are making hundreds of millions of euro every year from a range of criminal activity.
- Basingstoke police are hunting a gang of criminals believed to be behind a string of burglaries where elderly people's homes have been targeted.
- The more established parts of organised criminal gangs seek to make investments in the ‘legitimate’ economy, by buying companies or real estate.
- We have been very weak in how we deal with gangs and criminal organisations in this country.
- Organised criminal gangs, using highly sophisticated techniques, are often behind them.
- After becoming an expert pickpocket he organizes a gang of thieves, whose goods he receives and sells at huge profit to himself.
- That is why Labour is going to introduce ID cards to boost our efforts in tackling the organised criminal gangs who traffic illegal immigrants, drugs and money into our communities.
- They are often suspected of being criminals from organized gangs.
- Criminal gangs use the information you enter to empty your bank account or spend on your credit card.
- The documents contained sensitive information on informants, north west criminal gangs and even bank accounts detailing payments for information.
- Organised criminal gangs using JCBs are raiding Scotland's wild plants, making tens of thousands of pounds a time.
- The problem, he said, is a Europe-wide one, with organised criminal gangs stealing up to £10 billion worth of goods each year.
- That clearly demonstrates to me that there is scope for changing the legislation and looking at civil forfeiture as a way of bringing more assets in from organised criminal gangs.
- Many of the ingredients of the original are present and correct: a gang of cool criminals; a daring bullion heist; and a sleek fleet of Minis as getaway cars.
- Former military figures have been implicated in drug trafficking and kidnappings by organized criminal gangs.
- In its most dangerous form, it can include the organized activities of predator gangs, criminal groups, and drug trafficking networks.
- In an attempt to come up with the cash, they formulate a plan to rob a ragtag gang of criminals who are planning a heist.
1.2(of youths)pandilla feminine
- That night the whole gang got together to celebrate the beginning of a new family.
- Let's get the rest of the gang together and hang out at the canteen.
- The next day, the gang got together at the mall like we always did.
- He goes from James Brown to Philip Glass In The Commitments, I decided I wanted to bring a gang of young people together.
- It was going to be the first time the gang had all been together since the last day of school.
- Pulling out of Queen's Park, heading towards Maida Vale through the smart terraces, it was all very nice, until at the Harrow Road a big gang of bus enthusiasts came on.
- He was worried about the availability of toilet facilities and electricity for the gang.
- Soon enough, the gang is all together and they're playing a game of high stakes poker.
- Suddenly it's next December 31, and the gang's all together again to ring in another year.
1.3(of workmen)cuadrilla feminine
- For the next six months he and a gang of voluntary workers worked night after night to transform the vacant site into the first Celtic Park.
- Several years later the state attempted to make the road gangs all black again.
- Trading standards officials in North Yorkshire are warning householders about teams of itinerant asphalt-laying gangs operating in the county.
- This shopkeeper takes me to see a former government official who was tasked with beating tribals used for road gangs in the Karen state, in far eastern Burma.
- Prior to 1927, when county convict road gangs were sometimes used by the SHC, there is no explicit mention of the race of convict laborers.
- The planners and tunnel gangs had done their job with impressive skill.
- Men worked on road gangs, though before long labour shortages led Ottawa to encourage them to move eastwards to Central Canadian manufacturing plants.
- Some were lynched and many others brought before the courts where they were convicted and sentenced to long terms working on county chain and highway gangs.
- African male slaves described as being from the same ‘nation’ in Africa often labored together in work gangs.
- By the 1960s SHD enthusiasm for using convict road gangs was apparently in decline as the system dwindled away to a remnant.
- The prison warden declared that he was a ‘trusty’ and had served on the road gang without trouble.
- The reappearance of road gangs in Alabama revived painful images of the state and the South as a backward and racist region.
- Despite the proven utility of convict road gangs for construction work, the postwar trend was definitely headed in the direction of maintenance work.
- The majority of the county convicts placed in state custody were put to work on prison farms rather than on road gangs.
- He seems to have worked on road gangs for a time and in a shoe repair factory before rheumatism forced him to quit.
- The road gang's contract was abruptly cancelled as Arthur's Pass became the preferred route through to the coast.
- At the age of 11, he paid the taxes on that farm by working on the county road gang.
- He had the pleasure of working with rail gangs under the supervision of three locals, all now long retired.
- After a spell on the road gangs, some thirty more were sent for several years to the coal mines at Newcastle, reopened for them.
- The number of convicts used in road gangs in Alabama increased rapidly in the late 1940s as demobilization increased the population of young men.
1.4(of children)pandilla femininepanda feminine
1.5informal (clique)grupo masculinethe same old gang running things — el grupito de siempre dirigiendo el cotarro informal
2(of tools)juego masculine
- I've currently got a three gang switch which I'm taking one light off of and moving to a separate switch.
3US informal(large number)montón masculine informalpila feminine informal
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