In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(device)cerradura femininecerrojo masculinechapa feminine Latin Americaunder lock and key — bajo llave
- lock, stock and barrel
- he sold up lock, stock and barrel — vendió absolutamente todo
- she rejected the plan lock, stock and barrel — rechazó el plan de lleno / de plano
2(on canal)esclusa femininebefore noun lock gate — compuerta (de la esclusa) feminine
3(in wrestling)llave femininearm/head lock — llave de brazo/cabeza
- to have a lock on sth — tener el control de algo
4BritishMotor vehiclestope masculineretén masculinekeep it on full lock — dale al volante hasta el tope
- this car has a good lock — este coche tiene un buen radio / ángulo de giro
5(in rugby)delantero de segunda línea masculinedelantera de segunda línea feminine
1(fasten)(car/room/door) cerrar (con llave)to lock sb in a room — encerrar a algn en una habitación
- he locked the money in the chest — guardó el dinero bajo llave en el cofre
2(immobilize)(wheel/steering wheel) bloquearto be locked in sth
- locked in a passionate embrace — fundidos en un apasionado abrazo
- they are locked in a loveless marriage — están atrapados en un matrimonio sin amor
- they are locked in a battle of wills — están enzarzados en una lucha de resistencia
1(fasten, secure)(case/door) cerrarse con llave
2(become immobile)(catch) trabarse(wheel) bloquearse
1(of hair)mechón masculineher golden locks — sus rizos de oro humorous literary
- his greasy locks — sus greñas grasientas
- I twisted a lock of hair around my finger, a nervous habit of mine.
- He reached out and curled a lock of hair behind her ear.
- Emily flicks a lock of her red hair with her fingers.
- I don't remember what it was that we'd been talking about, but he suddenly reached out, and with a very gentle touch, moved a lock of hair off my face.
- He had thick black hair, a lock of which was hanging over his eye.
- Blowing a lock of hair off of my face, I looked down at him.
- She twisted a lock of her honey-colored hair around her finger and fluttered her eyelashes at me, pouting her soft full lips to look enticing.
- Kieran blew a lock of hair out of his eyes, exasperated.
- My attention had been momentarily distracted by a lock of hair curling over his eye.
- We all paused, turned to look at Sara in shock as she tugged self-consciously at a lock of pale hair.
- Sarah twisted a lock of blonde hair around her finger.
- He took a lock of my hair and brought it to his lips.
- His eyebrows knit angrily together under a lock of loose black hair.
- Although the prince's letters to her do not survive, he is known to have sent her a lock of his hair and his portrait in miniature.
- And it looks like she means it, too - it's been reported that Kate has actually given Jamie a lock of her hair.
- She twisted a lock of bright hair between her fingers.
- She pushed a lock of dark hair out of her almond-shaped eyes.
- With a sigh, Sophie brushed a lock of brown hair out of her face.
- Luke reached over and grabbed a lock of my dark hair.
- She twirled a lock of his hair absently, whispering, ‘Will we see each other again?’
- He released the steering lock and switched on the ignition.
- Andrew said the thieves had cut through his bike lock before stealing the machine, which had been parked off Fossgate.
- So what I really need now is a chain and a bicycle lock, so I can just leave the pump out in the locker room shower.
- You've tried three times now, and all you've managed to do is break the steering lock.
- You see, some people put two locks on their bicycles and an iron cage outside their windows to prevent robberies.
- They pull out bicycle U locks and head for the racks.
- The dog let go only when a passing motorist stopped and hit the animal with a steering lock.
- A protective husband beat a man to death with a steering lock in the belief that he had hurled a missile at his wife's car, a court heard.
- He failed to find him and so decided to try to break the steering lock in the car so he could drive home to Swindon.
- Security devices are great deterrents, steering wheel and gearstick locks and locking wheelnuts are inexpensive and easy to fit.
- Every car around here has a steering-wheel lock.
- The gates were also locked with bicycle locks on one occasion, which were so effective that the whole gate had to be dismantled in order to get trucks in or out.
- A protective husband accused of beating a man to death with a steering lock after his wife's car was damaged acted in self-defence, a court heard yesterday.
- ‘If you have got a crook lock attached to your steering wheel the car is not going to get taken,’ he said.
- Remove the ignition key and engage the steering lock, even when parking on your own property.
- He then switched the acceleration to cruise control, reached under his seat, and pulled out a steering lock.
- If not, even a steering-wheel lock is better than nothing.
- I was bent over to move my steering lock and I got pushed from behind.
- People are also advised to buy steering locks, immobilisers and car alarms to foil potential thieves.
- Most of Lindsay's injuries were a direct result of her method of affixing herself to the billboard - she put a bicycle lock around her neck and attached it to part of the billboard.
- A flood bank separates canal and river, and the lock is in partial disrepair.
- He balls an intimidating fist as tight as he can, then releases it, like a lock in a canal.
- It was nicknamed the Everest of canals because its 91 locks lifted boats 600 ft.
- The Eilean Eisdeal is 66 ft 6 long by 18 ft wide - almost exactly the dimensions of the lock at the Crinan canal.
- Although this particular crowd was mainly due to people watching the boats pass in and out of the lock from the Stratford canal onto the Avon.
- When the Fianna Fáil man, from the 14th lock on the Grand Canal, got his hands on the booty he didn't forget his own and his own won't forget him now.
- The inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci designed the swinging gates and canal locks used on it.
- The new look Armentieres Square, with its continental-style piazza and canal lock with boats passing through, is the centrepiece of Stalybridge.
- Many dams are accompanied by locks, which raise and lower water levels, lifting ships to ports at higher elevations.
- Waterways general manager Adrian Sains said boats were in the locks when the gates failed.
- They want to build a lock to keep the River Colne artificially high so boats can use the marina.
- But a surprising number of deaths are also caused because manatees have no fear of Florida's underwater canal gates and locks.
- During low stages on the Mississippi River, flood control locks are opened seasonally to drain the interior floodplain waters.
- He filled his writings with discussions of plows, air pumps, compasses, canal locks, balloons and steam power.
- After a short catnap while the vessel eased through the locks of the Welland Canal, it would be time to clean out the ship.
- The property sits on 17 acres with six loose boxes and is adjacent to the 33rd lock on the Grand Canal.
- But the man from the 14th lock on the Grand Canal is rooted in where he comes from.
- What would happen if the locks on the Panama Canal were destroyed?
- We'd slam each other in turn, sometimes dragging the other down to the mat to grapple in laughter, cut off suddenly by a choke or a tap-out from a lock.
- Attacks are defended with blocks, various kicks, punches and strikes, throws, and wrist and arm locks.
- Another useful technique is waki-gatame, an elbow lock where you clamp the opponent's arm against your body.
- Well, the story is that Tomiki Sensei could do his wrist lock on anyone's upper arm.
- If you can get this arm lock against the opponent's elbow, you can easily break it (requires a subtle body shift).
- The object is to submit your opponent using a variety of joint locks and chokes, or to win the match on points.
- Three big judoka simultaneously put locks on his neck and both arms.
- I sat back, holding his ankle tightly but otherwise not applying the ankle lock at all.
- Yes, it's like wrestling where there's chokes and submissions, arm locks, leg locks, stuff like that.
- In judo, certain techniques, such as standing arm locks, are left out of practice because they were found to cause injury.
- I consider myself to have a reasonably high pain threshold from long years of being on the receiving end of aikido joint locks.
- This throw is also useful in the event that an attacker facing you is able to pull your head down in order to get you in a neck lock.
- I worked out ways to defeat the headlocks, body locks and rear holds from wrestling.
- The Kimura lock is the favourite armlock of Marcus Soares: once he locks it on, there is no escape.
- If you experiment with using the top arm and the bottom arm you will typically find that it is easier for you opponent to rotate his leg out of the lock if you use the bottom arm.
- Some people fall in love with ankle locks and never learn to pass the guard.
- Well, I've only done judo until now so I was a little confused by the leg locks.
- This is the reason leg locks are barred in judo contests.
- Instead they can apply the principle of an elbow lock, and let the technique form itself.
- One year is the year of the half guard; another is the year of the ankle lock.
- Out of the hairpins the H1 is perfectly happy at 45 degrees, with half a turn of opposite lock and the rear wheels spinning up a treat.
- Tired of clamshell designs, I found the spin refreshing, though there's no lock at the 90° position, as there is on the W600.
- The steering takes 2.5 turns from lock to lock which is fine on the move but requires a fair bit of grappling at low speeds to manoeuvre the car around.
- Some people like to ‘drive’ the car, steering on the throttle, using opposite lock, in which case they will adore the handling.
- I had so much opposite lock through Turn 4 so I slowed.
- In fact the only time I had to apply opposite lock on the road was when getting off the throttle mid-bend, which can result in sudden lift-off oversteer.
- Be ready with the slightest twist of opposite lock and this machine dances round bends, while the V8 lags behind like a bodybuilder in a marathon.
- The steering lock is not brilliant, but it never is on a race car, though of course at racing speeds you do not need much lock to change direction!
- Even on full lock and teasing it with your right foot, the car just glides around with no kickback through the power assisted steering.
- Turning lock is good though and despite no power steering, it's relatively easy to manoeuvre for a big car.
- This culminates in a hairpin taken in first gear with the steering wheel virtually at full lock.
- Thus, at a crawl, you can achieve full lock in three-quarters of a turn of the steering wheel - which means that you can reverse into a parking space without winding your arms around each other and gradually dislocating your shoulders.
- And it must have been pretty hard accepting having a lock forward move back into his eighthman spot for the two biggest matches in South Africa's proud rugby history.
- Just like last weekend's international match, this game was dominated by a red card to a lock forward and, just like last Sunday, it came after just 20 minutes.
- At 6ft 5ins, even in this age of legalised lifting, he is not tall for a modern international lock forward, but much of his lineout work was excellent.
- The South African international lock forward, who joined NEC Harlequins back in November, has worked tirelessly with Quins' medical team to rehabilitate this injury.
- It is her plan to represent Scotland as a lock forward at Rugby that causes both her mother and me the most concern.
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