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(watch)to be on the lookout for sth/sb — andar a la caza de algo/algn
- they were advised to be on the lookout — se les advirtió que estuvieran alerta(s) / ojo avizor
- before noun lookout post — puesto de observación
- We believe there was a child of five acting as a lookout, so parents need to take more responsibility for their children and make sure they know where they are.
- The boy claimed to have been acting as a lookout for his two friends, whom he said had set out to ‘beat people up’ and go ‘jacking’, a slang term for stealing cars.
- He was so severely hurt by using the brick that he decided to act as a lookout while the other man stole a television set and a PlayStation computer game.
- Jesi was to act as a lookout for us, since he assumed she was the least psychically able of all of us.
- The storm raged all night and three lookouts were posted.
- He said the two lads acted as lookouts as he did the robbery and he gave them £400 each.
- So we will still post guards, and lookouts, but we need to start cooking food for dinner.
- A third man who was armed with a handgun acted as the lookout.
- While her partner acts as a lookout, she slips box after box of perfume into a bag.
- He would have to get better guards and lookouts.
- The lookouts in the towers began to climb down but were struck down by a firestorm raining down upon them.
- The lookout spots a traveling party and men are dispatched to capture and bring them back.
- The witness denied under cross-examination that she had exaggerated what she heard at the toilet or that she and the other boy had acted as lookouts.
- Other members of the gang acted as lookouts while one of the men walked into the office and out of the store with the cash.
- A lookout would ensure that no guards could surprise the craftsmen during their 12-hour shifts.
- One minute they're playing video games, the next they're acting as lookouts for patrols of militia men.
- It is believed the man, who has not been named, was acting as a lookout for other workers.
- Guss and Dante looked up to the tower the lookout had called from, and then out across the plains.
- He had tried to persuade me to go with him, to act as a lookout for him, in return for half of what he got - but I was too afraid - I refused, thinking he'd drop the idea.
- The appellant continued to act as a lookout throughout.
(person)vigíathe gang needs him to act as lookout — la banda lo necesita para que les eche aguas Mexico informal
1.3(place)atalaya femininepuesto de observación masculine
- After metal detectors and searches, I was let in through two gigantic automated gates, watched from a lookout tower.
- About ten minutes further along the track there is a path to a lookout and a stone seat.
- Many hours later found me sitting in my favorite lookout spot, watching the sunlight shimmer on the water.
- The view from the lookout was a breathtaking panorama of the harbour and the sea beyond.
- Andree climbed down from the lookout point and walked over to Rolf and Isaac.
- Keiko watched patiently as the soldier one hundred metres away from their spot continued his patrol on the walls and entered the lookout tower adjoining the city walls.
- It is worth stopping and looking at the view from the lookout on the right - a vista of mountains and right through to the sea at Tahunanui.
- From the lookout area, the view embraces the valley
- It begins at an easy gradient and gradually climbs to a lookout giving excellent views north and south along the coast.
- From a lookout hut, we watched a royal albatross father trying hard to land, flying with slim wings three metres long in a circle, four or five times.
- Then he made his way to the lookout post, with some anger in him.
- Water slapped over the decks, rode up the windows and playfully splashed the lookout tower.
- Within it are staircases and skylights that connect the main auditorium with underground classrooms, and a lookout tower which houses the museum.
- Back on the beach, a teenage boy sat up on the lookout tower.
- He and Rolf climbed down from the lookout point and onto the ground.
- There she saw a bit of a lookout post in the forest… high up.
- The steady climb and particularly the final stairway to the fire lookout might give shaky legs to those with vertigo.
- The view to port and starboard along the river from my lookout in the crow's nest was picture perfect.
- Black smoke filled the air outside and Juan watched from the lookout point with satisfaction.
- Either side of the gates was a tall lookout tower, the same colour as the walls and with a golden, cone-shaped roof.
2.1British (prospect)masculine panoramaperspectivas
- A few hundred meters from the entrance, there is a fine lookout over the plain.
- You'll see a beautiful hemlock stand, a fine lookout and acidic Bat Lake.
2.2informal (concern)problema masculinethat's your lookout — ese es asunto tuyo
- If Erik's secrets cease to be Erik's secrets, it will be a bad lookout for a goodly number of the human race!
- When a trust feels under pressure to set its own standards of political correctness from fear of an employment tribunal (self censorship) it is a bad lookout for medicine.
- It is a bad lookout, boys - a very bad lookout. There, don't talk about it any more. I do not want to make your mother unhappy.
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