In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of door, window, gate) bisagra feminine(of door, window, gate) gozne masculine(of box, lid) bisagra feminineto take a door off its hinges — sacar una puerta de sus goznes
- She put a finger to her lips toward him, and then quietly pushed the door open on well-oiled hinges.
- The fanfare began, and the elaborate gold embroidered doors opened, the hinges creaking from the weight.
- Bruth swung the door open on its hinge, and followed Kaltag outside.
- The door with different hinges opened suddenly, revealing Armand and behind him a stone spiral staircase leading upwards.
- With a slow creaking of hinges, the door opened to admit cold air and a midnight visitor.
- Alice closed the door almost all the way but had to stop as she heard the front door swing open on squeaky hinges.
- The door squeaked on its hinges and opened to a musty hall.
- The device covers the gap created on a door hinge when it is open and prevents fingers being trapped in the door.
- He stroked the metal surface, and not knowing how it all happened, slowly caused the door to swing on its hinges and open.
- The door stood open, its hinges and locking mechanisms smashed.
- He was surprised to see the house as it was; curtains flying all over the place, doors swinging on their hinges.
- Gloriana pointed to the window swinging open on its hinge.
- He flipped the hinge and the door opened, revealing several small boxes.
- I threw the weight of my body against the door and forced it to swing open on its hinges.
- He had only time to back away before the thick wooden doors swung open, hinges protesting loudly.
- Eventually, the creaky hinges swung open with a younger, brown haired, freckled boy standing just inside, looking at me.
- There was a knock on my door, and it swung open on its hinges.
- As Teta carefully pulled the double doors open, their hinges squeaked loudly.
- It swung open on oiled hinges to reveal two rooms.
- The door swung off the hinges and landed on the floor with a crash, exposing 3 Nazi officials.
2(of shell)charnela femininebefore noun hinge joint — charnela feminine
- A good analog of the decrescent side is the interarea of brachiopods or the hinge area of bivalves.
- Your elbow joints are simple hinges, and they can bend only one way and on a direct line.
- The hinge ligament of bivalve shell is an example of a complex development.
- Dr. Borje Walldius in Sweden replaced knees in 1953 with a simple hinge joint but knees are complex and these replacements often loosened.
- With pushdowns, make sure the only things moving are your forearms via the hinge joint at your elbows.
3(in philately)fijasellos masculinebisagra feminine
intransitive verbhinged, hinging, hinges
1to hinge on sth — (depend) depender de algo
- it all hinges on her decision — todo depende de su decisión
- Indemnity hinges upon the principal continuing in business and exploiting the agent's connection.
- Now the government is drafting an update on the progress made, on which hinges the next loan disbursement of $400 million.
- The success of the Raiders hinges largely on the performance of their reconfigured defensive line.
- Any innovator will tell you that success hinges less on getting everything right than on how you handle getting things wrong.
- The famous device of conflict upon which all stories are supposed to hinge starts within the writer.
- Selling is a strange phenomenon because being successful financially in this industry hinges upon your individual performance.
- While the success of government hinges largely on programming, governance depends on relationship building.
- However, no one is asking the fundamental question on which everything hinges: Why?
- Your emotions are hinged upon how this guy treats you.
- This is when you are working to build the basic frame on which to hinge your life.
transitive verbhinged, hinging, hinges
1to hinge sth on / to sth — unir algo a algo con bisagras
- the flaps are hinged to the wing of the aircraft — los alerones están unidos por bisagras al ala del avión
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