In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(touch gently)codear (ligeramente)I nudged him as she entered the room — lo codeé (ligeramente) cuando ella entró
- Sentences start, then stop; the subject matter is gently nudged in a slightly different direction.
- ‘Hey,’ he said, nudging my side gently with his knee.
- Darren Young, alone on the line, reacted by nudging the ball with his knee.
- With that, he nudged the door open with his head, and went in.
- They nudged the door open, just wide enough to poke their heads out.
- Now Cosey's hand nudges Genesis's sleeve gently - so gently that if he noticed, she could claim she didn't even know they were touching.
- He was pressing his lips against hers harder and she felt him gently nudge his tongue against her lips.
- When he saw her making no move to drink it he nudged it closer to her.
- So I nudged the carton a little bit to push it away from the door and then I heard something splat.
- They stay like this for who knows how long, exchanging kisses and enjoying each other's touch, until they're disturbed by the horse nudging his nose in between them.
- The canteen was getting more and more cramped by the second and I found myself having to bump and nudge my way through the mass of students crowded in front of the exit.
- Close your hands over the newly formed hair roll and gently nudge the hair to the right in a rolling motion.
- So, she made her way to it and slowly nudged it forward, keeping a wary eye on him.
- I find a large spoon helps here, and then you can gently nudge the latke off the spoon into the oil.
- His foot gently nudged a wooden bowl full of water towards her field of vision.
- But like last year's computer, it's been nudged aside by new technology.
- When he was finished, he switched gracefully back to his notebook as if he'd never been interrupted, gently nudging the paper towards Grant with his right hand, the one he was not using to write.
- The Chinese Central Bank nudged its currency higher against the dollar last week by 2 percent.
- Something gently nudged her side, and she jumped up in shock.
- Joe bit his lip, then gently nudged Azara's foot with his own.
2(move, guide)empujar suavementeto nudge sb toward / into sth — empujar a algn hacia / a algo
- I nudged him forward, continuing to urge the horse toward the gate.
- Laurie took a deep breath and then nudged her horse into a canter.
- Some lawmakers and families of Japanese abduction victims are calling on the government to impose the sanctions as a measure to nudge North Korea to respond to Japan's demands.
- I think physicians are being nudged back in that direction, and I am very encouraged by that.
- "This one'll do, " Avery whispered, nudging the horse forward.
3(approach)rondarunemployment is nudging 50% in some areas — el desempleo está rondando el 50% en algunas zonas
- Further violence threatens to push the oil price - which is nudging towards record levels owing to unrest in the Middle East - even higher.
- The temperature gauge was nudging 38 degrees centigrade at pitch level, that's nearly 100 in old money.
- If a poll could be confined to those who are both informed and financially disinterested in the issue, the figure would be nudging zero.
- Those with long memories may recall that the share price was nudging the 100p level some 15 years ago.
- The transport firm was a stock market star during the 1990s, with its share price nudging close to the £3 level in 1998.
- He revealed Russia's economic growth this year would nudge six per cent.
- Her approval rating in New York is nudging 70 percent.
- That level of indebtedness is nudging towards 65 percent of our gross domestic product.
- Australia is an immigrant country, and these days nudging 50 per cent of the population have some non-English-speaking background.
- But I remind myself that above the waves, the temperature is nudging the 30s.
1golpe (suave) con el codo masculineto give sb/sth a nudge — darle un golpe (suave) con el codo a algn/algo
- they still haven't paid: it's time to give them a little nudge — todavía no han pagado, hay que refrescarles la memoria
- nudgenudge (, wink wink) — tú ya sabes
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