In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(with air, gas)(balloon/airbed/dinghy) inflar(balloon/dinghy/airbed) hinchar Spain
- The object is an inflated balloon placed in the armpit.
- On his bicycle, fitted with a luggage box and a carrier, Gokul is taking with him, a kit bag and of course a vacuum pump to inflate the cycle tyres whenever necessary.
- Keeping your tyres inflated at the correct pressure is vital for your health and that of your wallet, as tyres run at the wrong pressure wear prematurely.
- Smaller balloons are then inflated around the main structure, and the process repeated to create mini-igloos for the guests and staff to sleep in.
- Also, keep your tyres correctly inflated and get your wheel alignment checked.
- Our piece de resistance was a helium tank to inflate Labour Party balloons.
- Once inside the shelter Snicht hurried around making space for them and inflating three portable mattresses he had.
- We bounced up to 10 feet in the air, catching a glimpse of the mountain peaks and landing on a cushy inflated mattress to spring up in the air again.
- The balloons inflate the network, putting the string under tension while the string holds the balloons in place.
- The balloon is inflated to expand the stent.
- At launch, the balloon is partially inflated with helium and expands as it rises.
- A few pebbles from my drive in a party balloon partially inflated with water served the purpose.
- They're the kind of balloons which when inflated are shaped like round pillows.
- At first I was just vaguely uneasy, because I knew that an office (especially one this size) is not the right place for a hot air balloon to be inflated.
- I arrived at the field by 6.15 a.m. to behold the magnificent sight of the massive balloon half inflated.
- I am now ready to go - upon my opening my pack of balloons and inflating one, a knot is tied in the end to keep it inflated.
- It was a feeling when your heart felt inflated like a balloon and your feet urged you to skip.
- By analogy with the rock and the feather, think of a heavy warhead and a very light balloon that is inflated in the shape of a warhead; they would also travel along together in space.
- If the balloon stays partially inflated, it can act as a sail and drag Fossett's closet-sized capsule for miles.
- The tube contains a balloon which is inflated, blocking the windpipe.
2(increase)(economy/figures/prices) inflar(reputation) exagerarto inflate someone's ego — alimentarle el ego a algn
1(balloon/dinghy) inflarse(dinghy/balloon) hincharse Spain
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