In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(throw)(stone/spear) tirar(spear/stone) arrojar(stone/spear) lanzarhe hurled a brick at the policeman — le tiró un ladrillo al policía
- we were hurled to the ground by the explosion — la explosión nos tiró / nos arrojó al suelo
- The sheer force of it hurled them apart, sending them both flying through the air.
- They attack the car by hurling their bodies directly into it.
2(shout)to hurl abuse at sb — soltarle una sarta de insultos a algn
1tirarsearrojarselanzarseshe hurled herself over the precipice — se tiró / se arrojó por el precipicio
- they hurled themselves on the pickpocket — se lanzaron / se abalanzaron sobre el carterista
- she hurled herself into his arms — se lanzó en sus brazos
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