In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of horses)matarife de caballos masculineit's for the knacker's yard — está para la basura
- He explains that there was a mistake - the vet had just bought the van from the knacker and had not yet painted out the old name.
- ‘In the Fall’ tells of an old horse being sold to the knacker by a family who lack the means to feed it through another winter and who need the pittance it will bring.
- If under the new Scheme renderers are able to collect as well as dispose, we could well see a further demise of the knacker industry.
- The intention would be to have dead animals collected from farms by the local knacker man and then sent for rendering.
- The authorities want us to upgrade our facilities to those of knacker men but we can't afford that kind of investment."
- Currently the UK authorities are proposing to contract hunt kennels and licensed knacker operators to collect fallen stock from farms from whence they would be taken onwards to rendering plants.
2(of ships)desguazador masculinedesguazadora feminine
1(exhaust)dejar hecho polvo informal
- We have been told so often that Scottish football is knackered that we have come to believe it.
- If his knee injury hasn't knackered him completely there is no need to suppose he won't be as prolific as before.
- Mather's quarrel with his body began in March when he knackered his shoulder against France, putting him out of the rest of the regular season.
- Well, for all who climb up and down Scafell there should be a severe health warning: ‘You will knacker your knees and hips if you do not take a stick with you’.
- The teaching job really knackered my confidence.
- It doesn't help that I'm completely knackered after staying up till about 2 in the morning drinking whiskey.
- No wonder his knee is knackered when you look at the number of overs he has bowled.
- Either way, it's annoying, but at least it doesn't mean my headphones are knackered, as I originally feared.
- The water pump was knackered by a poorly replaced timing chain (I think).
- I had every intention of arriving early and leaving early as it was a ‘school night’ and I was knackered after quite a few late nights at work.
- As this person says, if you learnt to type using an old-fashioned typewriter, you hit the keyboard hard, and it knackers normal keyboards in a matter of months.
- A year and a half of job-hunting has rather knackered my confidence, but I reckon I can fake it till I make it.
- Woke up already feeling knackered this morning, which is never a good start to the day.
- My windscreen wipers are knackered and it's snowing buckets.
- I had to have a little snooze this afternoon as I was completely knackered.
- And after last night's shenanigans I'm absolutely knackered.
- I am knackered today, and think I need an early night tonight!
- I have a new digital camera on my Xmas list as my current one is knackered.
- I am supposed to be going dancing but I am knackered, so I will probably stay in and feel sorry for myself instead.
- After 48 hours on the road, I'm knackered.
- Certainly for today at least, the Labour campaign is knackered.
- The drink and the drugs have basically knackered my life.
- My shoulders ache, I'm knackered already and I don't feel like doing any work.
- I was knackered last night so I went to bed relatively early for me.
- Everything is fine. I've just been out a lot this week and now I'm knackered with a monster hangover.
- Near midnight, a couple of friends of hers came over and wanted us all to go out, but since I was knackered, I declined.
- It's safe to say this weekend has really knackered me out.
- But my battery was knackered, and in the weak, red glow of the rear lights I couldn't really see anything properly.
- I could really do with catching up on some sleep too because, to be honest, I'm totally knackered.
- Anyway, before you start to panic, I was only there to visit a friend, who had a bit of a fall over the weekend and knackered his knee.
- I'm too knackered to type more, as I haven't had any decent sleep for 72 hours.
- When I work a 12 hour day, without a break, like today, the last thing I want to find at the end of it is that my bloody phone handset is knackered.
- Bless him, by this point it was about quarter to two in the morning and he was knackered so I forgive him for being a bit confused.
- Basically, anything above a brisk, short stroll and I'm knackered.
- Last night I ran an iPod software update and it knackered my iPod up.
- I'm knackered already because of a poor night's sleep and there will be little opportunity to catch up during the week.
- This was a really great day's walking, I'm knackered now, I've done about 19 miles.
- Suddenly it's Thursday, which is the end of my working week, and I'm knackered.
2(ruin)hacer polvo informalcargarse Spain informalhacer bolsa River Plate informal
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