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(hold)he has a tight grip — agarra con fuerza
- she held his arm in a strong grip — lo tenía agarrado / asido fuertemente del brazo
- he changed his grip — cambió la forma en que tomaba la raqueta (or el bate etc.)
- grip on sth
- keep a good grip on the bar — agárrate bien de la barra
- he kept a firm grip on expenses — llevaba un rígido control de los gastos
- she managed to get a grip on the match in the third set — consiguió dominar el partido en el tercer set
- he never got a grip on the job — no pudo con el trabajo
- he lost his grip on the rope — se le escapó la cuerda
- he tightened his grip on my neck — me apretó más el cuello
- the company has tightened its grip on the market — la empresa se ha afianzado en su dominio del mercado
- the blackmailer had me in his grip — el chantajista me tenía en sus garras
- Can there be a greater temptation for politicians than to have control of an asset that may ensure they keep a grip on power?
- The Conservatives kept a firm grip on all nine local seats as they strengthened their overall position on Bradford Council.
- The Conservatives easily overturned the Labour group's tentative grip on power and took control with a majority of 17 seats in the town hall.
- Beyond that, the thugs are organized in a manner designed to maintain a tight grip on power.
- Flynn wants to keep a tight grip on the purse strings.
- She was in Russia before the Socialists lost their iron grip on people there.
- It vividly portrayed life as it was decades ago, when Catholicism had a firm grip on our society.
- With operations in more than 80 countries and a turnover last year of 15.8 billion, Michelin has a firm grip on its market.
- Unfortunately for taxpayers, the authority has yet to get a proper grip on its finances.
- He maintained an iron grip on Russia and the east European satellites Russia controlled, until his death in March 1953.
- My nutritionist advised that in order to be in optimum health for conceiving a baby, I must take a grip on my addiction.
- They had another fine opportunity to take an early lead shortly afterwards as the home side failed to take a grip on the match.
- In fact, the minister in his stance on selling off Aer Lingus but keeping a tight grip on the second terminal is living to his own expressed views on these key issues.
- He was still miserable and alone, and despair maintained its grip upon him.
- It is true, of course, that the vice president would say anything and do anything in order to maintain his grip on power.
- In Wakefield, Labour retained its strong grip on power, keeping 17 of the 20 seats it was defending.
- Should anyone be surprised that popular culture holds such a firm grip on teenagers?
- Thousands of public houses agreed to ban Happy Hour promotions yesterday, but campaigners said more action was needed to get a firm grip on binge drinking.
- Cocaine culture has taken a firmer grip on society according to new statistics released by the Home Office which show a 16 per cent rise in offences last year.
- It seems that the Liberals are not only running the country now but have a tight grip on manipulating the media to suit its narrow agenda.
1.2(of tires)adherencia feminineagarre masculine
- Cars run on skinny snow tyres in Sweden, with sharp studs to penetrate the icy surface and find good grip underneath.
- The shoes have pretty good grip and are Gortex, so they should be pretty good in wet conditions.
- Before the crew could correct the problem, the front cog wheel lost its grip and the engine turned on its side, releasing the coach.
- The front engine-rear drive layout ensures improved grip and better traction under acceleration as the weight of the car transfers to the rear.
- Network Rail has installed new track and removed nearby trees to tackle the autumn problem of leaves on the line which can cause train wheels to lose grip.
- When it rains it's difficult to spot which surface has good grip and which doesn't.
- Normal running shoes offer little grip in the mud and on the steep hilly sections and we saw loads of folk struggling and slipping.
- The faster you go, the harder it is to maintain your grip.
- Some of my leather shoes had absolutely no grip.
- Mr Clayton claimed that too little sand was used in the resin compound, so instead of giving extra grip, the surface became smooth and slippery.
- This is a well-balanced car with good mechanical grip to make the most of the smooth track surface.
- It also allows for more pattern contact to improve uphill grip without reducing glide.
- However, as the transmission senses loss of traction, so more power is sent to the wheels with the most grip.
- The wheels rarely scrabble for grip even on the most treacherous surfaces.
- Crampons fix onto your shoes to improve grip.
- Only the main trunk roads had been gritted, meaning anyone using other routes had to contend with icy and slippy surfaces that offered little grip.
- When drivers find a way to slow down the rear axle, they can gain more grip in the rear wheels and improve the car's handling.
- When wheelspin is detected, the power is distributed accordingly to the wheel with most grip.
- The saturated leather and damp timber cause the crews feet to slip, so some opt to remove their shoes for better grip.
- On the out lap, I lost front wheel grip and nearly went onto the race track.
2(on handle)empuñadura feminine
- The pistol grip is ergonomically shaped, well designed, and quite comfortable.
- The grips of swords were made of several materials.
- They taught me how to use special cutlery with rubber grips on so that I could hold them more easily, how to dress and wash and how to do wheelchair transfers and even simple things like how to lay on my stomach comfortably.
- It had wide, angular handle bars; edgy, rubber hand grips; and fat tires with treads!
- The handle has a slightly flared hilt that both enhances the grip and protects the fingers during use.
- All clubs have smaller grips and lightweight steel shafts.
- The vertical alignment of the optics and the molded finger grips fits the shape of the user's hand.
- The little guy managed to sidestep the front of the bike but got winged in the gut by one of the handlebar grips.
- It also has a unique grip for added control, supreme ventilation, and an elastic wrist wrap.
- I've even had - get this - the bar ends and grips stolen off of my handlebars.
- Can conventional putters be modified with longer shafts and appropriate grips, or must we regular guys take out another advance on our allowance and buy a new stick?
- Their new line of ivory polymer grips are difficult to tell from the real thing.
- A dragon carved into the hilts of the blades and the grip of the pistol marked their individuality.
- One-piece aluminum or steel trowels often have handles covered with soft rubber or plastic grips.
- As with the ram's horn grips, these stocks are perfectly fitted and shaped.
- This device was simply a gas grill igniter with finger grips added, sold as a pain-reliever.
- There are also some rubberised grips on either side.
- Maybe that's why I'm always working with my clubs, still experimenting with new grips and shafts, trying to get the weight just right.
- A dome-shaped metal boss was set in the middle of each shield with a grip running across the underside and attached both to the boss and to the wood.
- In keeping with the gun's modular component design, other types of buttstocks and grips can he attached if desired.
Britishhorquilla femininepasador masculine Mexicopinche masculine Chile
4dated(bag)bolsa de viaje feminine
- He brought along a grip filled with a suit of extra clothing.
- A policeman captured a burglar yesterday afternoon just in time to prevent his escaping with a grip containing part of the $1,000 haul made at a robbery on Saturday.
- He has with him a grip containing clothing and papers.
1(take hold of)(rail/rope/arm) agarrarhe gripped her arm tightly — la agarró fuertemente del brazo
- His biggest problem is that he grips the club too tightly.
- Her shoulders were straight and she was gripping her purse rather tightly, looking extremely strained.
- He gripped Ryan's hand strongly, tears poured down their mud and blood streaked faces.
- His fingers suddenly gripped my chin, forcing us to lock gazes.
- He looked down at the bottle, still gripped tightly in his grasp.
- He grabbed her wrists and gripped them tightly.
- Jonathon grips my hand more firmly and we make our way into the building.
- Ryder's hand gripped the steering wheel tighter as she hit the accelerator hard.
- He sat straight as his hands gripped the steering wheel tightly.
- He was also carrying a plastic carrier bag which was gripped in his fist.
- Martina tightly grips the handle of her briefcase.
- Intense drivers, their eyes affixed on the taillights in front of them, sat hunched forward gripping their steering wheels tightly.
- He stood for the remainder of the session and, because he was gripping the gun too tightly at first, missed the entire target board several times.
- Justin grinned, staring out into space, his hands still gripping tightly onto the handles of the controls.
- As I get on my bike, I grip the bars tightly and close my eyes.
- I was gripping the steering wheel so hard that my knuckles had turned white.
- Joey held the map in one hand and had his violin case gripped firmly in the other.
- With his hands firmly gripping the high back of the pilot's seat, Howard stared transfixed out the sloping front window.
- My arm was suddenly gripped very hard by the man on my right.
- Suddenly, he grips my arm firmly and pulls me to a corner.
2(have hold of)(arm/rope/rail) tener agarrado(rail/rope/arm) sujetar
3(adhere to)these tires grip the road well — estos neumáticos tienen buena adherencia / buen agarre
4(overwhelm)he was gripped by panic — el pánico se apoderó de él
5(interest)the play failed to grip the audience — la obra no captó el interés del público
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