In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(spoon/ice-cream) lamer(stamp) mojar con saliva(stamp) pasarle la lengua athe dog licked the dish clean — el perro lamió el plato hasta dejarlo limpio
- the cat licked the cream off the cake — el gato le quitó la crema al pastel a lengüetazos
- I licked my finger — me humedecí el dedo con saliva
- He watched it drizzle down his finger then slowly licked it off.
- I wondered if they ever got splinters in their tongues from licking the wooden bowls clean.
- I know dogs like to roll around in the dirt, but dogs also don't lick themselves clean.
- The customer licked his plate clean and the dish was thus born.
- Plus, with its slightly sweet taste, pets will lick the floor or other surfaces.
- I sucked more of it from my finger, until it was licked, clean.
- I smiled as the two puppies licked each other.
- He slowly guided her lips to his and he kissed her, his tongue licking her lips slightly.
- He paused, then licked the paw thoughtfully; the shields around the males vanished.
- I nervously licked them, a habit of mine when nervous.
- I edged away as far as I could get, finished my chips, and decided that I'd pass on licking my fingers clean.
- As well, neatness was taken into consideration and contestants had to lick their plates clean to advance.
- The sickening sound of a saliva dripping tongue licking dry lips met my ears.
- The screen went dark as a monstrous tongue licked the lens, then a hand swiped it several times.
- He then licked his finger and shook his head with a look of disgust.
- He now always licks the lenses clean with his tongue before wiping them on a cloth.
- I opened my eyes to see big tan puppy was licking me.
- She opened one lazy eye to see an orange cat licking his paw in front of her.
- He licked it off, rather like a cat licking his paw clean.
- She'd lick the soup plate clean of everything except the peas and carrots, which she left in separate neat piles on either side of the dish.
2informal(defeat)barrer condarle una paliza a informalquestion three had me licked — no pude con la pregunta número tres
- there were problems, but we've got them licked now — había problemas, pero ya los tenemos resueltos
- I hope that the brevity of this war does not convince Americans that we can lick anybody on the block.
- He said that these same parishioners would eventually turn around and lick him with some big stones.
- After not beating Leicester for 13 years, Gregory thought he had them licked when his side equalised 15 minutes from time.
- So you can take the entire project on a disk and a laptop to your villa in Portugal and edit cost-free till you feel you've licked it.
- Well, I'm sure with counseling and stuff, you're going to lick this.
- If you see him, lick him with a stone or something.
- Okay, I know the Aussies have licked us time and time again.
1to lick at sth — lamer algo
1(act)lamida femininelengüetazo masculinewe gave it a lick and a promise — lo limpiamos por donde ve la suegra informal humorous
2informal(application, coat)to give sth a lick of paint/varnish — darle una mano de pintura/barniz a algo
3informal(speed)she went past at a hell of a lick — pasó a toda mecha informal
US(blows)golpeshe got in some good licks, too — él también asestó sus buenos golpes
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