In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(thief/murderer/spy) merodear(thief/spy/murderer) acechardanger lurks in every alleyway — el peligro acecha en todas las callejuelas
- to lurk around / about — merodear
- They planned their attack for when we all came back from Vivienne's funeral, lurking in wait in our respective rooms.
- Trolling a large lure in mid-river was the undoing of the monster predator that was lurking in the deep section
- We cut through open remains of stern cabins, the galley and engine room, working up to the wheelhouse, where a large grouper lurks behind the remains of the steering binnacle.
- He could feel creatures all around him, lurking, waiting to sink their teeth and claws into his flesh.
- Surprises and plotters lurk along the road ahead waiting to ambush him.
- He kept toward the centre of the street-like corridors and avoided getting too close to the alleys, who knew what predator lurked in the darkness?
- As the name of the bay suggests, tiger sharks lurk nearby, waiting for opportune times to attack.
- Men were lurking around here, waiting for a cute lady to walk by.
- It was all too easy to imagine one saw the gleam of metal as Rim troops lurked in ambush.
- And the truth was, the photographer might have been lurking about waiting for such a photograph.
- Criminals, terrorists and sexual predators seem to be lurking around every corner.
- In the case of the Kalundu killing, the assailants must have been lurking in the vicinity waiting for their victim.
- Until Sasquatch was cornered, Santee would lurk in the background waiting to strike.
- Whatever it was out there amongst the ferns, he didn't know, but it was lurking, waiting.
- I guess it's always been there, lurking, waiting for the occasion to show up.
- Deer love to play by the sides of the roads, waiting and lurking for the unsuspecting car to travel by.
- A grove of crotons became a magical jungle where snakes and other exotic creatures lurked, waiting to pounce.
- Eyes lurked in the shadows waiting for the right moment to strike.
- They always lurk behind me, waiting with their jaws open, licking their lips.
- The killer could have been lurking in the shadows, watching them.
2(be hidden)any lurking doubts were soon allayed — pronto se disiparon las dudas que aún quedaban
- tension lurks beneath the city's calm — hay tensiones latentes bajo la calma de la ciudad
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