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
- So I made my own, with a piece of cardboard and a sink plug.
- 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.
- Everything that looks gold - from ceilings to bath plugs - is gold.
- Then, when you're done, you pull out the plug and the water runs away.
- 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?
- 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.
- Its rather like pouring water into a bath without putting the plug in.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- We didn't have a plug in the bath, and the shower attachment couldn't be… attached.
- Can't comment on the ladies, but the gents did not smell very fresh and lacked a plug to the hand basin.
- So the tap had to be turned on as well as the plug put in the bath.
- Often there is hot water but never a plug for the washbasin.
- I removed the drain plug and water began pouring out.
- There are no plugs for the bath or basin and the shower fitting does not fit the shower.
- 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 was the sudden sound of water flooding into a drain as somewhere nearby a plug was pulled from a sink.
- Along the way you'll encounter bath plugs, rubber ducks and get the obligatory soaking from intermittent showers.
2.1Electricitymasculine enchufefeminine toma de corrientemasculine enchufemasculine tomacorriente(s) Latin Americaa two-pin/three-pin plug — un enchufe de dos/tres clavijas
- Carrying plugs festooned with treble hooks is a price that is inevitably paid by the penitent plug fisherman.
- Inventor Adrian Oldham has designed a gadget aimed at preventing children playing with plugs and electric sockets.
- 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.
- Do you think that uncovered plugs and switches pose a hazard, or is that being too picky?
- It's a great idea because even older homes usually have a phone jack and several electrical plugs in each room.
- 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.
- The big rod flexed again and again, driving the plug across the water.
- They are often placed behind light fittings or plugs.
- 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 plugElectricitybujía feminine
3informal(publicity)to give sth a plug — darle publicidad a algo
- I'll put in another plug for their courses on tape.
- ‘No free plugs in my paper,’ I was saying to myself in my head.
- I don't give plugs as a rule, but I make an honourable exception for the annual Saints & Sinners meeting at Hamilton on Wednesday.
- Last weekend, stunned listeners were treated to a plug for a piece by a former Supreme Court judge.
- 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.
- And while I'm at it, here is another plug for my brother's stained glass studio, Glass Threshold.
- Hey, Carlos, before I get into this next shameless plug, will you join us on the radio again tonight?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- I never wanted my blog to be a place where I make shameful plugs for products.
- And you all will have to forgive me for that shameless plug.
- The film is littered with blatant plugs for a variety of brand names.
- Of course, I had to get that little plug in there for my big bosses.
- On the other hand, the televised games are damaged by the profusion of commercial plugs, logos and the like.
- 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?
- If you're in the Bay Area, I'm about to make a rare and unusual plug for a Stanford event.
- Product plugs and placements not only reflect societal trends, their entire purpose is to convince consumers that they ‘need’ the good or service portrayed.
4(of tobacco)rollo masculine
- 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!
- 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.
- This type of smokeless tobacco comes in loose leaf, plugs or twists.
- They both drink from Tom's liquor flask and Casey chews 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.
- The Bryants assumed that the children wanted candy, but the mother bought tobacco and gave each a plug; this became their weekly treat.
- The whole country divided on the issue of a few plugs of tobacco?
USboca de incendio femininegrifo masculine Chile
1.1(block, fill)(hole/gap) tapar(hole/gap) 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
- She plugs the hole with digested wood known as ‘frass.’
- I couldn't work in a situation where I thought I was only here to plug a hole.
- So I decided that I should plug this gap in my education and rented a few tapes of big matches to try and figure out how hurling works.
- Thousands of local authority workers could face cuts to their pension benefits as all 15 councils in Yorkshire and the Humber try to find a way to plug the gaping black hole in their schemes.
- He said crews aggressively attempt to plug leaks, but new leaks frequently open where patches had earlier been applied.
- Thinking again, she plugged the sink's hole, just to be sure.
- And then, while billions are spent to plug this hole, the excuses will fly fast and far, but the reason will be simple: greed.
- And once again, she was racing ahead, with eyes cast downward and ear buds plugging her ears.
- Now the government is set to plug the loophole in the law aimed at keeping drinkers off pavements and roadways.
- Ignore the hype: plug up your ears and shut off the television.
- Some children with congenital heart abnormalities have fine tungsten spirals inserted into the heart to plug small holes between the cavities of the two ventricles.
- Now that they have managed to plug the gap, the Dons are letting him leave Pittodrie.
- The Clippers never will amount to more than playoff wannabes until they plug the gaping holes in their interior defense.
- Using X-ray guidance, the doctor places an expandable disk into the defect, which plugs the hole.
- Governor Gray Davis took steps last week to plug some of the holes in that budget, but the measures have been painful.
- She plugs the hole with digested wood known as "frass."
- Therefore, trying to fill our emptiness with anything other than spiritual pursuits is like trying to plug a round hole with a square cork.
- Once people understand what is going on in their economy they will be more interested in plugging some of the holes in the leaky economic bucket.
- It has started preparing next year's budget weeks earlier than usual to ensure it plugs the budget gap in time.
- Pheobe plugged the drain in the sink and filled it up with warm water.
- Obviously disgusted he couldn't do anything naughty there, he had moved back around, in front of her, to use his fingers to plug her nostrils.
- The company plugs one hole or advises customers to take a certain measure, and the hackers find four ways around it.
- If the defensive holes aren't plugged, the Quakes' season could go down the drain in a hurry.
- Rather than sit about and fuss over the ideal way to fix the problem, the group took a quick, short step to plug the hole.
- Our understanding of each phenomenon is incomplete, but the scientific approach to plugging gaps in our knowledge is not to create a new anti-theory that dismisses the underlying phenomenon.
- Mergers such as DaimlerChrysler were carried out to help expand market share, enter new markets, and plug product gaps.
- Special Constables are voluntary police officers who give up their time to plug the hole in police resources.
- The mere mention of ethnic diversity has academics plugging their ears and slamming paper bags over their heads.
- BMP Additional Commissioner P K Srihari said that officials were working on plugging loopholes in the TDR scheme - to prevent document duplication and use of fake TDR certificates.
- In the past month, the team has added four new starters on offense and perhaps two more on defense, effectively plugging the holes left from a turbulent offseason.
- The city approved a $350,000 grant for the project to plug the gap between the $2.11 million project cost and the $1.76 million in funding sources that already had been identified.
- She plugged the drain and waited for clean water to fill up the bath.
- Instead of bailing water out of the leaky vessel, Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown are trying to plug the leak.
- The company apologized profusely and said it plugged the security hole, but privacy advocates have their doubts.
1.2(use as stopper)to plug sth into sth
- straw had been plugged into the gaps — los huecos se habían tapado / rellenado con paja
2(promote)(book/record) hacerle propaganda a(record/book) darle publicidad a(book/record) hacerle la cuña a Venezuela
- Excellent material for anyone who does scenario planning - and I'm not just saying that because he plugs Techdirt as a publication he reads.
- Ads plugging the new all-in-one products have already appeared in the press.
- Wind her up and she plugs your product on promotion tours and TV - all in an ‘honest, objective’ endorsement.
- I've plugged Teller's writing on this blog over the years.
- With readers flocking to their Web postings, execs are finding blogs useful for plugging not just their products but their points of view.
- What a surprise to see a wallaby had escaped from a marsupial centre in the area, just weeks before the official opening which you obligingly plug the date of.
- And the girls have been on a promotional tour of Europe, plugging Sound of the Underground.
- The interview does give plenty of background on the director's career, and he gets a change to plug the vastly superior Metropolis at the end.
- She received a massive, multi-million dollar payment to help plug Leitch's upcoming book.
- No matter what problem a caller has, he will not hesitate to plug some 30 dollar spyware program that probably contains spyware in itself.
- After the commercial, they plugged the Drowning Pool song.
- The distinctive voice and gripping lyrics of German vocalist and producer Enik have been plugged through his recent vocal work on Funkstorung's album, Disconnected.
- Who needs television when the products and programmes are plugged endlessly on our stages?
- The firm will send promotional mailings next month plugging Boston and Cambridge to its top 15,000 British travel customers.
- He has expressed his horror that his writings are being plugged on the British National Party website.
- We don't expect him to really use the products he plugs (and indeed, there are so many of them that he'd have to build a new house just for them).
- He says that when they approached him to plug the Snout record he gave them a price he knew they could afford.
- He sits in a specially provided armchair, in front of display boards plugging the University's mission and achievements.
- When Bitton is not thinking about politics or plugging his documentary, he's poring over ancient manuscripts, books and articles.
- The pair have been plugging each other's products for a couple of years now in a bid to try and offer a ‘triple play’ service to rival cablecos NTL and Telewest.
3.1dated slang (shoot)balearbalacear Mexicollenar de plomo informal
- You defer to the man you fear because he'll plug you if you don't.
- Quartermain, when told that a fleeing hoodlum is too far to shoot, says, ‘You're right,’ puts on his spectacles, and then plugs the thug in the rear.
- As EastEnders finished last night, the nation exhaled, put the kettle on and began to argue: who plugged Phil Mitchell?
- I was calm, even though someone could try to plug me from that range and have a thirty-to-fifty percent chance of success.
- If anyone plugs him, it'd ‘be appreciated and rewarded’.
- Tragically, big brother never gets to see his junior realize his dreams, when he gets fatally plugged by Anonymous Gun-Toting Thief.
- Why doesn't he just jump out and plug me full of lead right now?
- If he meets Miller in the middle of the desert and plugs him, problem solved.
- I raised the little .22 and plugged him between the shoulders.
- Relieved to have a clear target who would actually notice being shot, Magnum plugged him in the upper arm, spinning him over the coffee table.
3.2dated slang (hit)pegarle adarle a informal
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