In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- An elderly heart attack victim cannot use his emergency alarm because BT engineers told him it could take up to a week to mend a broken phone line.
- Once, he sashayed into a ladies room with her to help mend a broken spaghetti strap.
- Detached from our heads, hair can be used to mend garments, to darn holes in stockings.
- The sergeant has come instead for a blacksmith who can promptly mend the broken cuffs so that they can be put to use this afternoon in the hunt for two escaped convicts.
- We now start on the work of repair and refurbishment of pots and equipment, boats and engines, making and mending, cleaning and painting, there's no end to it - then the insurance - anyone want a job?
- Eventually my clothes were clean and dried and mended and returned.
- Tom finished mending the broken circuitry, with me guiding him using the circuit map on a screen beside.
- When we got in Dad had put on a clean shirt and was mending the broken banister.
- In total £386,000 is needed to mend damage and work will be carried out in two parts.
- If there are any savings, hopefully we will be able to spend it on mending more footpaths.
- It was not easy to find people to mend your shoes, repair your broken zipper or anything else that might be of minor importance but that is necessary for daily life.
- He and Marquis did a lot together, fixing broken pipes, mending the dock, and selling the lighthouse and fishing boat.
- The faulty shearing machines are repaired, the broken cobbles are mended and the new by-pass built.
- He also took a gun home from the safe, ostensibly to mend it or repair it or something.
- Now, at aged 17 he mends, sells and upgrades computers for people in the store in Trowbridge.
- The crucially important thing now is that whatever fences were damaged or knocked are mended and rebuilt, and that we get on with the forthcoming challenges with a united front.
- Chose a clear day to mend a broken fence covered in a climber, as it will be a time-consuming job to untie and untangle the plant.
- His wife, bent over his topcoat, pulled her needle in and out mending the latest damage to its right sleeve.
- The pre-sea trawler course teaches participants how to mend nets, do repairs, and other basic skills required for work on deep-sea factory-freezer trawlers.
- She put both hands flat on her lap, then reached them up again to mend the damage she'd done to her hair.
1.1Clothing(garment) coser(garment) arreglar(garment) zurcir(garment) remendar
2(roof/clock) arreglar(roof/clock) repararthat shelf needs mending — hay que arreglar / reparar ese estante
3(set to rights)she tried to mend matters — trató de arreglar las cosas
1(heal)(injury) curarse(fracture/bone) soldarsethe rift between them had still not mended — sus desavenencias aún no se habían zanjado
- Fractured vertebrae do heal, but they become compressed, and may mend in a wedge shape.
- So when another scan 16 months after the fall showed the ligament had mended, he was quick to contemplate getting back in the saddle.
- Her shoulder was mending, but it was a slow process.
- I felt much better than I had earlier that day, my bones mending and bruises healing.
- Mr Cobb was told that three-year-old Jenny had broken a joint in her right back leg, which had mended but not been set properly, and as a result she had a limp.
- The song tells a story of recovering, of hiding from the world, mending.
- His two broken ribs had been mended, but were still weak and sore.
- A technique called pulse magnetic therapy is used to heal broken bones that won't mend under plaster, and it has also been shown to help with arthritis.
- A father-of-three still in hospital almost three months after cheating death in a horrific car smash has been told it will be two years before his broken body is mended.
- She hadn't even got out of bed when we arrived and so we left her to get herself mended and wandered off, in a dizzy haze towards the Putney Embankment.
- She will have to return to Southampton General Hospital in December for further x-rays to see how the break is mending.
- The next day I was mending, though it took another two weeks to recover fully.
2Britishcoserzurcirto make do and mend — arreglárselas con lo que uno tiene
1remiendo masculinemasculine zurcido
- A devout cowboy lost his favourite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range.
- There is a mend in the seam section on the bias and the seam running underneath the bust needs some stitch re-enforcement.
- Subsequently, the mend in the fabric had parted and the rent now revealed a knee with well-preserved skin covering some musculature.
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