In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pinch) pellizcar(bite) mordisquearthe icy wind nipped our cheeks — el viento helado nos cortaba las mejillas
- she nipped her finger in the door — se pilló el dedo con la puerta
- The hyenas nipped at his bandaged arm, trying to rile him up.
- My son bites me when he's angry, he nips me when I wake up too slowly - at this point there aren't many times he won't bite me.
- Thundering Glory seemed to know what was wrong, because he nickered and nipped at the bottom of my shirt.
- As I moved within her, Mina nipped at my ear, mewling softly.
- The dogs nipped at her heels, the silver dusk rose up as her feet sped on.
- The two enjoyed several awkward moments of guy-ness on opposite sides of the living room, while Shadow nipped at them both.
- He nipped playfully at my ear, as he got the last of the blood off of my gleaning coat.
- They added he is low maintenance, but if he's upset he will hiss or nip at fingers.
- My dog recently bit / nipped me, should I be worried about rabies?
- The gull waited until she had come close enough, and then nipped at her fingers.
- He saw his rescuer standing just a few feet away from him a small dog nipping at her heels.
- He nipped gently at my ear, then took off, vanishing into the starlit sky.
- I bared my teeth and nipped at his finger.
- They chase off clownfish that don't fit into the hierarchy and many scuba divers tell anecdotes of being nipped at if they venture too close.
- A crab had nipped at my toe but it hadn't taken the whole thing off.
- His pet struggled in his grasp, nipping angrily at fingers.
- I picked Fidget up and he nipped at me but I ignored that.
- Alpha dogs nip subordinates under the chin as corrections.
- I'd arrange for visitors over that weekend, and if he nipped at a visitor, I would make sure he understood I was very displeased.
- What has happened to Sheila's tree every year is that it has been nipped by a late frost.
- She threw off her covers with much protest as the chilly California winter breeze nipped at her skin and tempted her to crawl back into her warm comforters and sleep the day away.
- The bitter wind rustled the leaves and nipped at her fragile bones.
- I want to run into the surf and away again screaming as the waves coldly nip at my ankles.
- Jake quickly crossed the street in front of the small run-down 7-11 on Main Street and ran in before the cold air had the chance to nip at his nose.
- Havelock North topped the list with a 6-degree freeze, while Dannevirke was nipped by a 5.2-degree frost.
- Elaine shivered as the winter winds nipped at her nose, hair rising on the back of her neck.
- Groaning, I could only squirm as more winds of biting cold nipped at my body.
- It was so cold that the frost nipped at your nose while wrapped in a scarf.
- But they did and because the weather has been mild, Jane hasn't had to worry about new leaves being nipped by late frosts.
- When the first heavy frost of the fall nips the local golf course I am out there trying to make ski tracks.
- Winter is here, temperatures are dropping, and whether you like it or not, Jack Frost will soon be nipping not only your nose, but the rest of your body as well!
- The cold winds were nipping at him badly, but Peter did not care.
- The cold air nipped at my delicate skin, making me shiver.
3US informal(steal)birlar informalafanarse slangmangar Spain informalvolar Mexico Venezuela informal
- What if it has been left there by someone who's nipped to the loo?
- I was nipping off to the loo to inject myself during surgery.
- Bo managed to get past the bar without succumbing to nipping quickly through it's heavy wood doors.
- One can no longer nip into town to pay a two-minute visit to the bank without having to pay a minimum of 70p for the privilege.
- You might then want to nip quickly outside to see how the people of Leystonstone see the mosaics from various entrances.
- While Will and the others are buying their first drink, I nip to the loo.
- Ever nipped a spoon or a napkin from a restaurant?
- He's just nipped out to the shops with his dad.
- He can't nip off to the pub without someone demolishing first his house and then his planet.
- There doesn't seem to be much on TV this evening so I may nip into town and see Millions.
- I quickly nip back in my room to put on my sneakers when the Scottish roommate informs me that the girlfriend has locked herself in his room.
- You might conceivably nip out to the concessions stand, visit the loo and still come back to the same scene.
- I stayed about an hour just enjoying the activity, then nipped back to the car park between showers.
- So I nipped into the museum and after a quick look round, high tailed out the back door and found a bus.
- I had to nip over to the nursery and drop the company car back, but no trains were running, so I had to take a bus.
- However, it lacks one thing - the ability to nip on and off between bus stops.
- At that point Harry Cat decided to make a dash for freedom and nipped between our legs like a little bit of furry lightning.
- And so, sensitive observers were suddenly noticing the ambulances nipping through the traffic, presumably rushing to deal with the latest sighting of SARS.
- So, I nipped out to the shops again and bought myself a Dyson.
- Having rushed around all day, we nipped out for a takeaway, mixed kebab meat, sausage and chips with garlic mayo and it was delicious.
- As I couldn't see them I decided I would quickly nip to the loo to touch up my make up, try to do something with my hair and… well you know.
1(bite, snap)to nip at sth — mordisquear algo
2British informal(go quickly)I'll nip home at lunchtime — me haré una escapadita a casa al mediodía informal
- a taxi nipped in in front of me — se me coló un taxi delante
- nip upstairs and fetch my pipe — sube un momento a buscarme la pipa
- to nip out — salir un momento
1(pinch) pellizco masculine(bite) mordisco masculineto give sb a nip — (pinch) pellizcar a algn
- He remained, wallet intact, unharmed by so much as a single scratch or nip.
- I am also fairly concerned about running into one of these little bastards, who look as if they give a nasty nip.
- He continued to suck my throat and after he gave me one last nip on my shoulder, he straightened out.
- His fair hand made a gesture to touch the dog's face but was rewarded by a painful nip from her sharp fangs.
- He's got me twice now and a young woman who passed me on Sunday afternoon told me that only a fortuitously placed handbag had spared her an embarrassing and painful nip.
- Our largest native flying bird can deliver a nasty nip and the males know no fear when it comes to the defence of their mates and nestlings.
- Before I walk away I take a quick nip at his ear.
- She sighed and looked on dreamily, before receiving a sharp nip on the ear.
- I jumped suddenly as I felt a sharp nip given to my shoulder.
- Of which one comment stuck in my mind, this was that as soon as a fox was caught above ground, the top dog out of the pack would administer a sharp nip to the foxes neck, killing it outright.
- He gave me a nasty nip to the ear and I leaped away.
- Sora bit his lip as he felt the sharp nip set his nerves a ringing.
- Herding the neighborhood kids and giving an occasional light nip to a rear end or ankle might seem like a funny game in the beginning.
2(chill)there's a nip in the air — hace bastante fresco
3US(tang)sabor fuerte masculine
1(drink)traguito masculine informaldedal masculine informal
- Keith used to get up quite early, long before Jan, and have a couple of cups of tea with a nip of rum in them.
- For a squeamish diary writer it was enough to send me to the editor's well-stocked drinks cabinet for a nip of his favourite barley wine.
- With every handshake my glass was topped up with a nip of whisky and by 1am I was feeling rather wobbly.
- We finished the meal with some of Brian's brewed coffee and a couple of nips of whisky each.
- British soldiers campaigning in the Low Countries in the 16th century were so impressed by the effects of a nip of genever as to coin the expression ‘Dutch courage’.
- Ray wanted to explain that a quick nip after breakfast and before lunch made the mind-numbing labor of sticking letters in their appropriate boxes go by a little smoother.
- To honor the festival's origins, locals concoct fiery brews, which they carry in flasks for warming nips.
- There, that should make memorable the deeper lesson of the wedding at Cana: Be tolerant of those who take a nip from time to time.
- It gives the LP editor no pleasure to report that staff had taken to sneaking nips of Jameson from the prize and then, as if such larceny were not bad enough, topping up the bottle with water.
- Try a nip of Nelson's Blood, a specially blended spirit.
- What I do miss are the few glasses of red in the evening, the odd pint out in the pub with the lads, or a hot chocolate with a nip of rum in it before bed.
- We jovially washed down the meal with a few nips of Irish Cream.
- For Heaven's sake, have a nip of whiskey.
- However I only drank very rarely and as such wasn't used to more than the occasional nip.
- Visitors won't be able to fend off the chill with a nip from a flask - you can't drink in public - although hospitality suites serve free alcohol.
- But even with the comfort of a fully underwritten share offer, Allan would be forgiven for reaching for a nip of Armenian brandy himself in the next few days.
- One young lady advised a nip of Cointreau liqueur just prior to starting as it coated the throat and calmed her nerves.
- Coax her into splashing just a nip of Bailey's into your coffee (it'll look like cream) or maybe just a sip of Absolut into your Evian bottle.
- To finish off the day we each had two small nips of Drambuie.
- The first few nights Mom slipped me half a Vicodin and a nip of Benedictine brandy.
1(Japanese person)japonés masculinejaponesa femininejapo masculine informal offensivenipón masculinenipona feminine
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