In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1feminine patadamasculine puntapiéfeminine cozshe gave the door a kick — le dio / le pegó una patada a la puerta
- what she needs is a kick up the backside — lo que necesita es una patada en el trasero
- A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of a single blow to the neck, probably a kick.
- Thomas aimed a kick and some punches at the victim before Buckley struck a single blow at the man.
- Patrick walked forward and landed a kick to the side of Sam's head.
- The colonel responded with a swift kick that sent him sprawling.
- A more probable explanation for some injuries was that they were caused by blows and kicks.
- Examples of abuse include punches, kicks, blows and partial suffocation by placing a rubber gas mask over the person's face.
- I was gazing out of the window when I felt a sharp kick on the back of my chair.
- His left arm was nearly useless, and he tried to shield it with his body, but a sudden kick into his side threw him to the right.
- I tried the door one more time before giving it a good kick.
- He said the blows, kicks and punches continued even when he cowered on the floor with his hands protecting his head.
- He fell to the ground, hard, and had to curl himself into a ball as kicks were rained on his body.
- A four-minute video of the brawl was played which showed the Leeds players trading kicks and blows with Owen.
- There was one Cork player on the ground and a number of kicks were aimed at him.
- A post-mortem examination conducted by a Home Office pathologist has revealed he received a number of blows and possibly a number of kicks.
- He was knocked out by a kick to the head.
- Fighting broke out when one of the team physios aimed a karate kick at an opposing player.
- He threw me to the ground, finally releasing my hair, and delivered a swift kick to my stomach.
- But when the paramedics tried to leave, two youths attacked them, raining kicks and blows down on their heads and ribs.
- Suddenly, the group is upon him, delivering a number of punishing kicks and other blows
- Zhao said she fell to her knees, and then felt repeated kicks or blows to both sides of her head.
1.2(in swimming)patada feminine
1.3(of gun)coz feminineculatazo masculinepatada feminine
- He felt the kick of the sniper rifle in his hands.
- He had conditioned himself to ignore the kick and the sharp report, and to hold the sights steady and press the trigger smoothly.
- She could see that he hadn't been lying when he had mentioned the gun's vicious kick; some of the students were unprepared and flinched backwards on impact.
- Many recruits were worried about the kick of a rifle.
2.1(thrill, excitement)placer masculinehe seems to get a kick out of making her cry — parece que se deleitara haciéndola llorar
- they broke the fence just for kicks — rompieron la valla nada más que por divertirse
- he gets his kicks from driving like a maniac — conducir como un loco es como una droga para él
- We just get a big kick out of seeing our names in the paper…that's what drives people like us into this business
- Extra undercover officers will patrol city estates in a bid to curb the antics of youngsters who steal cars for kicks or take them for use in other crimes and then burn them out.
- And for a growing number of people, putting a needle in your vein for kicks is an acceptable thing to do.
- He denied that pupils at his school were taking horse tranquillisers for kicks or that they were less than communicative because of their drug habits.
- He is passionate about football and gets a real kick out of seeing the children in his club succeed.
- Who did not get a kick out of seeing Bono - Irish to his boots - unveil that Stars and Stripes jacket at the Super Bowl?
- He's the type of guy who'll try anything once for kicks.
- Horror fans should get a kick out of this obscure little film.
- She has a 15-year-old son who goes to Orchard Park, where teenagers were photographed sniffing petrol for kicks.
- They get their kicks from destroying property, scaring people and inflicting pain.
- Some people seem to get a kick out of taking this as it is illegal, so if it was legal, then there wouldn't be anyone taking it.
- Little did they know, this is what she did for kicks.
- There is, it seems, a certain sort of human pathology, male pathology, to which this appeals, just as serial killers get a kick from their power over the powerless.
- We have found too, that these younger patients have a great deal to contribute to our entire treatment programme through their energy and enthusiasm and that they get a kick out of doing so.
- The Adventure Show focuses on fanatics who get their kicks out of non-traditional sports with an emphasis on extremes and endurance.
2.2(stimulating effect)this cocktail has a real kick to it — este cóctel pega fuerte informal
2.3(fad, phase)I'm on a health food kick at the moment — ahora me ha dado por los alimentos dietéticos
- America is on one of its prohibitionist kicks, treating drugs as something utterly satanic.
- I would suggest that increased numbers in 2003 had more to do with last year's hot summer than a sudden health kick by visitors.
- Lately I have been back on the self-examination kick.
- The last couple of years I've been on a big Motown kick.
- It's part of the whole nostalgia kick, I suspect.
- I went on a health kick this summer, and weaned myself almost entirely off donuts.
1(person) dar patadas(person) patalear(swimmer) patalear(horse) cocear(horse) dar cocesto kick and scream — gritar y patalear
- they had to drag him there kicking and screaming — tuvieron que llevarlo hasta allí a rastras
2(dancer) levantar una pierna
3(gun) dar una coz(gun) dar un culatazo(gun) dar una patada
4(runner) acelerar(runner) picar Chile
1(ball) patear(ball) darle una patada a(ball) darle un puntapié ashe kicked him in the shins — le pegó una patada en la espinilla
- he kicked the boxes out of the way — quitó las cajas de en medio de una patada
- he kicked the door open/shut — abrió/cerró la puerta de una patada
- he was kicked by a horse — le dio una coz un caballo
- she kicked the bedclothes off — se destapó pataleando
- to kick oneself — darse de patadas
- to kick sb upstairs — ascender a algn para quitárselo de en medio
- to kick sb when he's/she's down — pegarle a algn en el suelo
2informal(stop)(habit) dejar(heroin) desengancharse deI used to smoke, but I've finally kicked it — antes fumaba pero he logrado quitarme el vicio
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