In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbgrabbing, grabbed
1(seize)(hand/rope) agarrar(chance/opportunity) aprovecharhe grabbed me by the arm — me agarró del brazo
- she grabbed the money (away) from me — me arrebató el dinero
- the advertisement grabbed my attention — el anuncio me llamó la atención
- to grab the headlines — saltar a los titulares
- We first stopped off at my house so i could quickly get changed and grab some money.
- She grabs three shot glasses and we all walk into the living room.
- We come to a gentle stop and as Jack rolls out of his seat, I quickly lean over and grab his wallet out of his back pocket.
- Two pairs of hands grabbed me roughly by the arms and started dragging me up the steps.
- He was suddenly caught off guard by someone grabbing him from behind.
- Shoving the bills in her pocket she headed for the door quickly grabbing her jacket.
- Suddenly, he grabs her savagely by the arm and throws her at the nearest wall.
- Lauren walked faster, scared now, and she was still trying to place the voices when suddenly she felt someone grab her roughly around the waist.
- Then Phil suddenly got up, grabbed Amy off of me and pinned her to the floor.
- One of the men lowered his gun and grabbed her roughly by the shoulder.
- He seized keys up from the counter and grabbed me by my wrist, yanking me out the door.
- Suddenly he was striding up to Loretta, grabbing her around the waist and hoisting her up over his shoulder.
- She gasped as she was suddenly grabbed from behind and a hand came up to cover her mouth.
- Paul reached out to grab him and Matt ducked away avoiding the guy's grasp.
- He quickly grabbed the magazine from her hands and she told him to look at page 78.
- I grabbed a plate full of sausages and sat down at a table.
- The researchers concluded that planning weekly meals and related grocery shopping will help adults resist the fast-meal decisions that lead to grabbing a quick bite.
- I quickly grab a seat with Jake and Emily at the rear of the room.
- Quickly grabbing a bagel, she ran outside to wait for her best friend to pick her up and take her to school.
- My brother and I would quickly grab our raincoats (mine was red and his was bright yellow) and our rubber boots, and then would rush out the door.
- I excused myself quickly, grabbing a muesli bar on the way out of the kitchen and I shut myself in what was to become my bedroom.
- We headed over to the snack bar to return my bowling shoes and grab lunch before his mother arrived to pick us up.
- I can grab whatever you want from the catering truck, and we can eat in here.
- He looked around, quickly grabbing his glasses which had also tumbled to the floor, now fully awake.
- Suddenly a bunch of big men in suits grabbed him and dragged him to the alley of the casino.
- Sam quickly grabbed hold of Mel when he felt her getting up from the bed.
- Grace quickly grabs the horse's reins before it runs away and calms it before walking to the stranger, who is still sitting on the ground.
- He grabs Taylor by the collar of his shirt and roughly yanks him to his feet.
- Tristan then grabbed a hold of my hand and led me through the forest.
- He made a move to break away into the street, and I tried to grab him, catching the end of his shirt.
- I broke off as he grabbed me by the collar and hauled me round a corner into a dark room.
2(appropriate)(land) apropiarse de(land) apoderarse de(money) llevarseI grabbed the window seat — cogí el asiento de la ventanilla Spain
3informal(eat, take hurriedly)I'll just grab a hamburger somewhere — me comeré una hamburguesa en algún sitio por ahí
- grab a seat — agárrate un asiento
- I try to strike a balance between attention grabbing and classical designs.
- Now I get the headlines once or twice a day and only watch on if there's something attention grabbing.
- Well-crafted work that is creative and well-animated will always grab someone's attention.
- He was one of the very very few people who would always grab and hold my attention whenever I flicked through channels or stations.
- If cinematic spectacle grabs eyeballs, then gameplay grabs minds.
- I stepped onto the table to help me grab everyone's attention.
- The voice is so attention grabbing, right from the first paragraph.
- He stressed that idea of the event is to grab the public's attention with their favourite acts, rather than to give them a diverse arts festival.
- It may not contain much color or anything attention grabbing, but there's just something about it.
- The lyrics are what really grabbed and held my attention as far as this album is concerned.
- The pretty young things want to grab all the attention and those on the older side are in their own world.
- Yep, I'm using an attention grabbing headline again to get you to read the article.
- The misdeeds of corporate America grab headlines and generate huge media coverage.
- But there are so many demonstrations that the people whose attention they are trying to grab barely take notice.
- After a little while, if they have failed to grab me, I move on.
- But you have to ask if this understated compact executive car can grab you in the way that you want from a sporty model.
- Still, it is goalscorers who win games and grab headlines.
- Like it or not, readers in my generation need visuals to grab and guide their attention.
- The purpose of this film is to grab the audience's undivided attention, and it accomplishes this fairly well.
- She always found a way to grab everyone's attention, but if you ask me, she doesn't need a big entrance.
4informal(appeal to)(idea) atraerhow does that grab you? — ¿qué te parece?
intransitive verbgrabbing, grabbed
1don't grab, wait your turn — no arrebates, espera que te toque a ti
- to grab at sth
- she grabbed at the rope — trató de agarrar la cuerda
- he grabbed at the chance — no dejó escapar la oportunidad
1(snatch)to make a grab for sth — tratar de agarrar algo
- I made a grab at her arm to stop her falling — quise agarrarla del brazo para que no se cayera
- the cat made a grab for the mouse — el gato se abalanzó sobre el ratón
- I shouted over my shoulder as I made a quick grab for my keys and flung open the door.
- Donovan made a grab for his brother and lifted hist shirt to reveal the tell-tale marking.
- I made a quick grab for her and pulled her down to the bed with me.
- He hopped down from the porch and made a quick grab for her sleeve.
- He tried to make a grab for her, but she was quick on her feet and he ended up falling flat on his face.
- Faith's apple went flying in the air as she was knocked over, and she had to make a mad grab to catch it before it fell.
- Look I think it just comes down to a grab for power by the manufacturers.
- The burgundy-coloured car was carrying four young men and one jumped out of the passenger door and made a grab for her bag containing a purse and cash.
- Many companies want to make a quick grab for market share or return on investment, and with high prices both objectives can be harder to achieve.
- It was only the quick grab of one of his porters that saves him from the fall.
- When Ken felt a grab, he turned around to face a huge man.
- Tristyn noticed the note that Tamara had thrown away, and made a quick grab to get it before Tamara noticed it.
- As soon as I put weight on my feet I lost my balance and fell, only a quick grab for the headboard of my bed saved me from crashing to the floor.
2US slang(robbery)atraco masculine
3Mechanics(de una excavadora) pala feminine
- Their modern tracked cranes equipped with grabs and magnets can be seen operating at the dockside in Sligo harbour.
- The lessons had still not been learned by November the following year, when the mechanical grab ripped up part of a late medieval barge near Trig Stairs.
(still image)captura feminine
- One exception could be the ability to take screen grabs from live video and ship them immediately via e-mail.
- Screen grabs and extensive appendices illustrate these tutorials which are clearly presented, if a little poorly signposted.
- Tom has a screen grab of the document and notes on the experience.
- The exhibit features a mélange of mediums, including drawings, photocopied photographs and video frame grabs.
- They had used video grabs taken 2km into the march every three minutes throughout the five hour event.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.