In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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2US(tool, gadget)cosa femininechisme masculine Mexico Spain informalchunche masculine Central America Mexico informalvaina feminine Peru Colombia Venezuela informalcoso masculine Colombia Bolivia River Plate informal
1to jigger with sth — manipular algo
- A four-minute featurette gives you an idea of what work was necessary to jigger the film down to a PG - 13 rating.
- In the broadest sense, the jiggering of the American vote is one of the more routine facts of political life.
- It says it wants 10 percent minority representation, and then they have to jigger the system to figure out how to reach that number.
- Tax cuts and benefit increases are cynically jiggered to mesh with an increasingly mythical congressional budget plan.
- Will Microsoft jigger Pd to prevent Linux from running?
- Public protestations aside, she says, ‘Clinicians know privately that results can be jiggered.’
- No matter how I jigger and poke this test, I can't make it say I'll live until 100.
- That didn't stop them from paying $1.63 billion this week for Overture, a company whose specialty is selling the ability to jigger search results.
- And if we jigger the foundation design to suit the purposes of organizations that will likely be dead in 15 years, how shortsighted is that?
- Feldstein mentions some revenue-neutral tax jiggering that could be stimulative, but that sounds like fairly ordinary tax policy stuff to me.
- We combat disease, we keep out the weather, we grow more crops, and we can jigger with our social arrangements as well.
- ‘It'd take a lot of jiggering about and testing,’ the PFY warns.
- That adds it to the network, without any need to jigger with complex settings.
- I've jiggered my knee, by the way - no, please, no sympathy - and it really hurts.
- Cathy's an ace with the computer and knows how to jigger the DNA analyser database to delete the log entry for a test run.
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