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
- He said the blows, kicks and punches continued even when he cowered on the floor with his hands protecting his head.
- Thomas aimed a kick and some punches at the victim before Buckley struck a single blow at the man.
- A four-minute video of the brawl was played which showed the Leeds players trading kicks and blows with Owen.
- Suddenly, the group is upon him, delivering a number of punishing kicks and other blows
- A more probable explanation for some injuries was that they were caused by blows and kicks.
- Fighting broke out when one of the team physios aimed a karate kick at an opposing player.
- But when the paramedics tried to leave, two youths attacked them, raining kicks and blows down on their heads and ribs.
- He was knocked out by a kick to the head.
- A post-mortem examination conducted by a Home Office pathologist has revealed he received a number of blows and possibly a number of kicks.
- Patrick walked forward and landed a kick to the side of Sam's head.
- I was gazing out of the window when I felt a sharp kick on the back of my chair.
- Zhao said she fell to her knees, and then felt repeated kicks or blows to both sides of her head.
- He threw me to the ground, finally releasing my hair, and delivered a swift kick to my stomach.
- A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of a single blow to the neck, probably a kick.
- I tried the door one more time before giving it a good kick.
- He fell to the ground, hard, and had to curl himself into a ball as kicks were rained on his body.
- Examples of abuse include punches, kicks, blows and partial suffocation by placing a rubber gas mask over the person's face.
- There was one Cork player on the ground and a number of kicks were aimed at him.
- The colonel responded with a swift kick that sent him sprawling.
- 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.
1.2(in swimming)patada feminine
1.3(of gun)coz feminineculatazo masculinepatada feminine
- Many recruits were worried about the kick of a rifle.
- 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.
- He had conditioned himself to ignore the kick and the sharp report, and to hold the sights steady and press the trigger smoothly.
- 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
- 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.
- Horror fans should get a kick out of this obscure little film.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Adventure Show focuses on fanatics who get their kicks out of non-traditional sports with an emphasis on extremes and endurance.
- 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.
- 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.
- They get their kicks from destroying property, scaring people and inflicting pain.
- Who did not get a kick out of seeing Bono - Irish to his boots - unveil that Stars and Stripes jacket at the Super Bowl?
- 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.
- She has a 15-year-old son who goes to Orchard Park, where teenagers were photographed sniffing petrol for kicks.
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
- The last couple of years I've been on a big Motown kick.
- 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.
- I went on a health kick this summer, and weaned myself almost entirely off donuts.
- America is on one of its prohibitionist kicks, treating drugs as something utterly satanic.
- Lately I have been back on the self-examination kick.
- It's part of the whole nostalgia kick, I suspect.
1(person) dar patadas(person) patalear(swimmer) patalear(horse) cocear(horse) dar coces
- He was kicked in the head after being attacked from behind in what police believe was an unprovoked attack.
- Finally the ball came down on the touchline and Levi was there in a second, kicking the ball into the goal.
- The garage door was kicked in, windows smashed and boards ripped apart in a concerted attack that must have lasted several minutes.
- He neared the goal and kicked the ball powerfully.
- They cornered him and launched a brutal attack in which he was repeatedly kicked in the head as he lay on the ground.
- She had kicked off her shoes at the beach and rolled up her jeans.
- 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.
- He laughed and I kicked his shin under the table.
- One of the protesters kicked a security official in the leg as she was taken out.
- When he reached the bedroom, he kicked the door open with his foot.
- In the latest incident, the man was in bed asleep when his front door was kicked in.
- They kicked down the door, dragged the women outside and went into the house.
- The 16-year-old loves nothing better than climbing trees and kicking a ball around with pals on a muddy playing field.
- If you like football, go out and kick a ball around with a few mates.
- The appeal follows a recent spate of vandalism where bins have been set alight, plant pots have been kicked over and garden furniture damaged.
- Witnesses later told detectives that they saw the men kicking what they thought was " a bundle of rags".
- All the doors had been kicked in and the office was in a real mess.
- The flight was terrible: the man sitting next to him snored and the child behind him kept kicking the back of his chair.
- Caine kicked the door open and hauled them both inside.
- Mr Duncan, who lived opposite, pushed bystanders aside and kicked down the door.
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.
- He fired another three shots from his rifle, feeling it kick back in his arms.
- The rifle kicked against his shoulder and the thundering of musket fire grew louder.
- The gun kicked so hard, Bethany smacked herself in the forehead.
- She pulled the trigger and the rifle kicked back.
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
2informal(stop)(habit) dejar(heroin) desengancharse deI used to smoke, but I've finally kicked it — antes fumaba pero he logrado quitarme el vicio
- The fact is, it is not impossible to kick a nicotine addiction.
- 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.
- Some people have said it's easier to withdraw from heroin than to kick the tobacco habit.
- 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.
- The campaign, which urged people to embrace a vegetarian diet for healthy living and to kick the meat-eating habit, had attracted much attention.
- On any given day there are literally thousands of people trying to kick the smoking habit.
- Since his arrest he has been to Gamblers Anonymous sessions in Bristol in a bid to kick the spiralling habit.
- Each time he would promise to kick his crippling addictions to heroin and alcohol, but would lapse again almost immediately.
- 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.
- It's National No-Smoking Day on Wednesday, a day when millions of tobacco addicts try to kick their unpleasant habit.
- For people trying to kick the cigarette habit, gums, patches, lollipops, and lip balms that contain nicotine are often useful.
- The more places help and support are available, the greater their chances of kicking the costly 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.
- In recent years he has kicked his bad habits, embraced marriage and fatherhood, and earned international acclaim as an elder statesman of rock.
- He is going into rehab to try to kick his addiction to prescription painkillers.
- Somehow we got talking about the lottery and he told me he had just kicked the habit.
- I'm currently having terrible trouble kicking the smoking habit.
- A cocaine vaccine developed by a UK pharmaceutical company could help cocaine addicts kick their 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.
- 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.
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