In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stopper)tapón masculineto put in/pull out the plug — poner/quitar / sacar el tapón
- She also said bottled water on the ward was now available to patients, sinks had been fitted with plugs, and new bathmats had been brought in.
- We didn't have a plug in the bath, and the shower attachment couldn't be… attached.
- Everything that looks gold - from ceilings to bath plugs - is gold.
- The government is preparing to throw an extra £19 billion away over the next four years stuffing the NHS with extra cash - like trying to run a bath with the plug out.
- A selection of 3 or 4 different sized bath plugs - how many Spanish hotels don't have them and require a deposit to get one?
- So the tap had to be turned on as well as the plug put in the bath.
- This wastes more that five litres every minute; turning the tap off or putting the plug in the basin will cut the amount of water used, and lost during these tasks.
- There are no plugs for the bath or basin and the shower fitting does not fit the shower.
- It seemed to work, after filling both sinks and the bath, pulling all the plugs at the same time, all the water disappeared in reasonably quick time.
- My bath in Japan had a rubber ball instead of a plug.
- Often there is hot water but never a plug for the washbasin.
- Then, when you're done, you pull out the plug and the water runs away.
- Along the way you'll encounter bath plugs, rubber ducks and get the obligatory soaking from intermittent showers.
- I removed the drain plug and water began pouring out.
- There was the sudden sound of water flooding into a drain as somewhere nearby a plug was pulled from a sink.
- But when I was a kid I thought that if you took the plug out of the bath while you were still in it you would be sucked down with the water.
- Can't comment on the ladies, but the gents did not smell very fresh and lacked a plug to the hand basin.
- So I made my own, with a piece of cardboard and a sink plug.
- The two-year-old had been sharing a bath with her eight-year-old sister Chloe when she suddenly pulled out the plug and stuck her finger down the plughole.
- Its rather like pouring water into a bath without putting the plug in.
2.1(socket)masculine enchufetoma de corriente feminineenchufe masculinetomacorriente(s) masculine Latin Americaa two-pin/three-pin plug — un enchufe de dos/tres clavijas
- to pull the plug on sth — cancelar algo
- they pulled the plug on the project — cancelaron el proyecto
- They are often placed behind light fittings or plugs.
- The big rod flexed again and again, driving the plug across the water.
- Inventor Adrian Oldham has designed a gadget aimed at preventing children playing with plugs and electric sockets.
- Spinning artificial lures such as bar spoons and plugs offered great sport and this led some anglers to develop the idea that Atlantic Bass could be caught on an artificial lure and with a fly-rod.
- There is also rock fishing at Europa Point below the Lighthouse for bass fishing, spinners and plugs - though a rubber sand eel on a light trace would be the better bet.
- Carrying plugs festooned with treble hooks is a price that is inevitably paid by the penitent plug fisherman.
- It's a great idea because even older homes usually have a phone jack and several electrical plugs in each room.
- Do you think that uncovered plugs and switches pose a hazard, or is that being too picky?
- Then I found it was plugged into a plug under the sink.
- An inverter module with a cigarette lighter plug on it would allow the things to be used in cars, boats, and RVs.
- A little before six o'clock, we were casting plugs about a mile above St. Anthony Falls when the Patrick Gannaway, a towboat, came chugging upriver with two barges.
2.2spark plugbujía feminine
3informal(publicity)to give sth a plug — hacerle la cuña a algo Venezuela
- Of course, I had to get that little plug in there for my big bosses.
- And while I'm at it, here is another plug for my brother's stained glass studio, Glass Threshold.
- ‘No free plugs in my paper,’ I was saying to myself in my head.
- What about dumping the crazy-young-doing-crazy-stuff style adverts that dominate on TV today and turning instead to the creation of simple plugs for brands of dry sherry and short breaks to Madeira?
- I'll put in another plug for their courses on tape.
- I never wanted my blog to be a place where I make shameful plugs for products.
- Its good for cricket in East Yorkshire, and the numerous plugs for the game on national radio also gets the town of Hornsea nationwide publicity
- Add to that editorial advertising, plugs for products in articles in publications of all kinds, and you know you (the consumer) are being assailed from all sides.
- And you all will have to forgive me for that shameless plug.
- If you're in the Bay Area, I'm about to make a rare and unusual plug for a Stanford event.
- Media outlets are filled with ads, commercial plugs and vapid - or corrosive - content leaving the impression that gifted artists sell out to the almighty dollar sooner or later.
- Some games, while managing to capture the feeling of speed from the movie, sold out their street cred with the number of commercial plugs scattered through the game.
- On the other hand, the televised games are damaged by the profusion of commercial plugs, logos and the like.
- The film is littered with blatant plugs for a variety of brand names.
- To conclude on an off-topic note, I would like to present you, my tiny and loyal audience, with another of those shameless plugs for interesting friends who have just taken to blogging.
- Product plugs and placements not only reflect societal trends, their entire purpose is to convince consumers that they ‘need’ the good or service portrayed.
- Hey, Carlos, before I get into this next shameless plug, will you join us on the radio again tonight?
- Last weekend, stunned listeners were treated to a plug for a piece by a former Supreme Court judge.
- I don't give plugs as a rule, but I make an honourable exception for the annual Saints & Sinners meeting at Hamilton on Wednesday.
- Every day there are ‘news items’ in regional news broadcasts about the opening of some new factory, with thinly-veiled plugs for features and benefits of the new product.
4(of tobacco)rollo masculine
- This type of smokeless tobacco comes in loose leaf, plugs or twists.
- The whole country divided on the issue of a few plugs of tobacco?
- A woman stays around the store till she get old as Methuselah and still can't cut a little thing like a plug of tobacco!
- Goya shows them sitting on rocks under a bare tree, cutting plugs of contraband tobacco, with a coil of rope on the ground, handy for tying up victims.
- They treated the mules as pets, fed them treats, cleaned their stables, treated their sores, and even shared plugs of tobacco with them.
- Rumor had it that he had once given our catcher on the baseball team a big plug of chewing tobacco to try out.
- They both drink from Tom's liquor flask and Casey chews a plug of tobacco.
- The Bryants assumed that the children wanted candy, but the mother bought tobacco and gave each a plug; this became their weekly treat.
USboca de incendio femininegrifo masculine Chile
1(block, fill)(hole/gap) tapar(gap/hole) rellenarthe new law will plug these loopholes — la nueva ley eliminará estas lagunas
- to plug a gap in the market — llenar un hueco en el mercado
2(use as stopper)to plug sth into sth
- straw had been plugged into the gaps — los huecos se habían tapado / rellenado con paja
3(promote)(record/book) hacerle propaganda a(book/record) darle publicidad a(record/book) hacerle la cuña a Venezuela
4(shoot)balearbalacear Mexicollenar de plomo informal
5(hit)pegarle adarle a informal
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