In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(by person) patada feminine(by person) puntapié masculine(by horse) coz feminineshe gave the door a kick — le dio / le pegó una patada a la puerta
- I was gazing out of the window when I felt a sharp kick on the back of my chair.
- The colonel responded with a swift kick that sent him sprawling.
- Patrick walked forward and landed a kick to the side of Sam's head.
- A four-minute video of the brawl was played which showed the Leeds players trading kicks and blows with Owen.
- I tried the door one more time before giving it a good kick.
- 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.
- Fighting broke out when one of the team physios aimed a karate kick at an opposing player.
- Examples of abuse include punches, kicks, blows and partial suffocation by placing a rubber gas mask over the person's face.
- A more probable explanation for some injuries was that they were caused by blows and kicks.
- 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 said the blows, kicks and punches continued even when he cowered on the floor with his hands protecting his head.
- He threw me to the ground, finally releasing my hair, and delivered a swift kick to my stomach.
- He was knocked out by a kick to the head.
- Suddenly, the group is upon him, delivering a number of punishing kicks and other blows
- There was one Cork player on the ground and a number of kicks were aimed at him.
- Zhao said she fell to her knees, and then felt repeated kicks or blows to both sides of her head.
- He fell to the ground, hard, and had to curl himself into a ball as kicks were rained on his body.
- 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.
- But when the paramedics tried to leave, two youths attacked them, raining kicks and blows down on their heads and ribs.
1.2(in swimming)patada feminine
1.3(of gun)coz feminineculatazo masculinepatada feminine
- 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.
- He felt the kick of the sniper rifle in his hands.
2.1informal (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 — manejar como un loco es como una droga para él
- 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.
- 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.
- She has a 15-year-old son who goes to Orchard Park, where teenagers were photographed sniffing petrol for kicks.
- Little did they know, this is what she did for kicks.
- 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.
- The Adventure Show focuses on fanatics who get their kicks out of non-traditional sports with an emphasis on extremes and endurance.
- And for a growing number of people, putting a needle in your vein for kicks is an acceptable thing to do.
- 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.
- Who did not get a kick out of seeing Bono - Irish to his boots - unveil that Stars and Stripes jacket at the Super Bowl?
- 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.
- They get their kicks from destroying property, scaring people and inflicting pain.
- We just get a big kick out of seeing our names in the paper…that's what drives people like us into this business
- 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.
- He is passionate about football and gets a real kick out of seeing the children in his club succeed.
2.2informal (stimulating effect)this cocktail has a real kick to it — este cóctel pega fuerte informal
2.3informal (fad, phase)I'm on a health food kick at the moment — ahora me ha dado por los alimentos dietéticos
- I went on a health kick this summer, and weaned myself almost entirely off donuts.
- 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.
- It's part of the whole nostalgia kick, I suspect.
- The last couple of years I've been on a big Motown kick.
- America is on one of its prohibitionist kicks, treating drugs as something utterly satanic.
1(person) dar patadas(person) patalear(swimmer) patalear(horse) cocear(horse) dar coces
- He laughed and I kicked his shin under the table.
- Finally the ball came down on the touchline and Levi was there in a second, kicking the ball into the goal.
- She had kicked off her shoes at the beach and rolled up her jeans.
- They kicked down the door, dragged the women outside and went into the house.
- Caine kicked the door open and hauled them both inside.
- The garage door was kicked in, windows smashed and boards ripped apart in a concerted attack that must have lasted several minutes.
- The flight was terrible: the man sitting next to him snored and the child behind him kept kicking the back of his chair.
- One of the protesters kicked a security official in the leg as she was taken out.
- They cornered him and launched a brutal attack in which he was repeatedly kicked in the head as he lay on the ground.
- The 16-year-old loves nothing better than climbing trees and kicking a ball around with pals on a muddy playing field.
- When he reached the bedroom, he kicked the door open with his foot.
- The appeal follows a recent spate of vandalism where bins have been set alight, plant pots have been kicked over and garden furniture damaged.
- He was kicked in the head after being attacked from behind in what police believe was an unprovoked attack.
- Witnesses later told detectives that they saw the men kicking what they thought was " a bundle of rags".
- He neared the goal and kicked the ball powerfully.
- Mr Duncan, who lived opposite, pushed bystanders aside and kicked down the door.
- All the doors had been kicked in and the office was in a real mess.
- Instead of asking young people to turn their music down or stop kicking a ball about, some residents get aggressive or call the police and that obviously makes things a lot worse.
- If you like football, go out and kick a ball around with a few mates.
- In the latest incident, the man was in bed asleep when his front door was kicked in.
2(dancer) levantar una pierna
3(gun) dar una coz(gun) dar un culatazo(gun) dar una patada
- You expect very small, very powerful guns to kick hard enough to hurt you.
- The rifle kicked against his shoulder and the thundering of musket fire grew louder.
- She pulled the trigger and the rifle kicked back.
- The gun kicked so hard, Bethany smacked herself in the forehead.
- He fired another three shots from his rifle, feeling it kick back in his arms.
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 con la cabeza contra la pared
2informal(stop)(habit) dejar(heroin) desengancharse deI used to smoke, but I've finally kicked it — antes fumaba pero he logrado quitarme el vicio
- A cocaine vaccine developed by a UK pharmaceutical company could help cocaine addicts kick their habit.
- Somehow we got talking about the lottery and he told me he had just kicked the habit.
- For people trying to kick the cigarette habit, gums, patches, lollipops, and lip balms that contain nicotine are often useful.
- Since his arrest he has been to Gamblers Anonymous sessions in Bristol in a bid to kick the spiralling habit.
- In recent years he has kicked his bad habits, embraced marriage and fatherhood, and earned international acclaim as an elder statesman of rock.
- As he neared the end of his three years and nine months sentence, he began to pick up the pieces of his life, kicking his addiction, getting a job and preparing to start again.
- Each time he would promise to kick his crippling addictions to heroin and alcohol, but would lapse again almost immediately.
- But I also recognise that kicking addictions is terribly difficult, and the time of being admitted to hospital is not the time to try it.
- He is going into rehab to try to kick his addiction to prescription painkillers.
- Despite a promise to kick the nicotine habit, he has only managed to cut down from three packs a day to an almost respectable one.
- On any given day there are literally thousands of people trying to kick the smoking habit.
- The fact is, it is not impossible to kick a nicotine addiction.
- The more places help and support are available, the greater their chances of kicking the costly habit.
- Some people have said it's easier to withdraw from heroin than to kick the tobacco habit.
- They say promises to begin the New Year afresh by giving up smoking or junk food are broken so quickly we become convinced that kicking a bad habit is beyond our control.
- The campaign, which urged people to embrace a vegetarian diet for healthy living and to kick the meat-eating habit, had attracted much attention.
- I'm currently having terrible trouble kicking the smoking habit.
- It's National No-Smoking Day on Wednesday, a day when millions of tobacco addicts try to kick their unpleasant habit.
- More than half the prisoners who signed up for a detox programme in the country's first drug-free unit have kicked the habit.
- Arrested three times on drugs charges, he was finally forced to put his career on hold for a year while he kicked his habit.
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