In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(draw)tirar dejalar Latin America Southern Conearrastrarthe cart was pulled by a donkey — un burro jalaba la carreta Latin America Southern Cone
- She grabbed Jack by the hand and tried to pull him towards the direction of Ayers Rock.
- Two men jumped out of the vehicle, grabbing Alan's arms as they pulled him towards the car.
- Someone in front of her grabbed her and started pulling her towards the door.
- She starts pulling me towards the door and I am forced to follow.
- Blair walked around the car and tried to pull Jim toward the door of their building.
- The bell rang again, and with a growl, Jessi stumbled towards the door and pulled it open.
- All the driver has to do to unlock the car is to pull the door handle, the system already having recognised the signal from the transponder signal.
- I take her hand in mine and pull her towards the door.
- One friend had grabbed hold of his arm and pulled him towards the bank, but the force of the water was too strong and he was dragged under.
- He grabs my right hand and gently pulls me towards the door.
- She turned the giant clear doorknob on the heavy front door and forcefully pulled it towards herself.
- He did not wait for an answer before grabbing her hand and beginning to pull her towards the door.
- In your present condition I don't think there's any trick you could pull on it that'd be effective before I pull the trigger.
- He cheered her on, pulling her towards his car, a brand new, red Corvette.
- I seized his arm with both hands and began pulling him towards the door.
- Aimée draped her carry-on bag over her shoulder and pulled the suitcase towards the door.
- Finola grabbed both Scempt and Maylin's wrists and pulled them towards the door.
- It's the steady rhythm that maintains the circle, not a steady pull on the lunge line. Don't hold his head and pull him toward you to keep him on a circle.
- Smiling happily, Josh grabbed both of their hands and pulled them towards the doors.
- Quietly he moved towards the door, pulling it open just enough for him to squeeze through.
1.2(in specified direction)pull your chair closer to the fire — acerca / arrima la silla al fuego
- could you pull the door to/the curtains, please? — por favor, cierra la puerta/corre las cortinas
- he was pulled from the rubble alive — lo sacaron vivo de entre los escombros
- she pulled him aside to talk to him — se lo llevó a un lado para hablar con él
- he pulled his hat down firmly over his ears — se caló el sombrero hasta las orejas
- they pulled him into the car — lo metieron en el coche de un tirón
- she was pulling her suitcase behind her — arrastraba la maleta
- the current pulled him under — la corriente lo arrastró / se lo llevó al fondo
- to pull the carpet / rug (out) from under sb / sb's feet — fastidiarle los planes a algn
- I pull away from Jeremy, my left hand moving straight to my mouth.
- He didn't make a move to stop her or pull away from her.
- A chill descends down my spine as I pull away from the Caddy.
- Cathy tried to pull away from him but he wouldn't let her.
- He tried to pull away from the men but he could not.
2.1(be in control, tug, use influence)tirar dejalar Latin America Southern Conepull the chain — tira de la cadena
- don't pull my hair! — ¡no me tires del pelo!
- pull the other one! — me estás tomando el pelo
- (use influence) to pull strings / wires — utilizar sus (/ mis etc. ) influencias
- (be in control) to pull the strings / wires — tener la sartén por el mango
2.2(tear, detach)she pulled the toy to bits — rompió / destrozó el juguete
- we'll have to pull all the old paper off the wall — vamos a tener que arrancar todo el papel viejo de la pared
2.3(snag)I've pulled a thread in my sweater — me he enganchado el suéter
3.1(nail/weeds) arrancar(tooth) sacar
- From behind his back, he pulled out a menu like he was a magician pulling a rabbit out of his hat.
- Stumbling to her dresser, she pulled out the first things she saw and pulled them on.
- I pulled out a comb and brushed my hair.
- It will have an extractor to pull the fired shell out of the chamber, and an ejector to kick it out of the gun.
- Tricia opened the fridge and pulled out a carton of milk, then pulled a saucer out of a cabinet.
- The cry turned into a growl as it turned around completely, taking the arrow in its teeth and pulling it out.
- I turned around towards the door, pulling my spare key out of my purse and unlocking it, walking inside.
- She removed her hat and pulled the hair pins from her hair and let it hang loose down her back.
- Instead, an extractor pulls empties from the chamber just far enough to allow you to grip and remove them.
- An extractor pulls empty cases part way from the chamber, where they can be removed with your fingers.
- The coleoptile could then be removed by carefully pulling it away from the kernel between the thumb and the forefinger.
- At the bottom of the lever's stroke, the extractor pulls the spent cartridge partially from the chamber.
- ‘We were supposedly to pull a name out of the hat as part of a game and I pulled out his,’ recalls Rona.
- After brushing her teeth, she pulled the pins from her hair, letting it fall in waves down to her hips.
- She carefully removed her headdress and pulled the choir robe over her head.
- Trev went back to the bedroom to pull on clothes as Ford pulled the pizza box out of the fridge.
- If the bead is screwed in place, remove the screws and pull it out with pliers.
- She pulls a couple of chairs up to the window.
- My hands trembling, I fumbled to remove my shoes and pull the boots on over my stockings.
- Sam pulled out her black book and opened it, pulling a pencil from her bag.
3.2(take out)sacarhe pulled out a $20 bill — sacó un billete de 20 dólares
- he pulled a knife/gun on them — sacó un cuchillo/una pistola y los amenazó
- Pretend you've worked in a pub before, learn how to pull a decent pint and your laughing!
- The staff know what they're doing, and how to pull a pint, but will leave you in peace.
4.1(audience/crowd) atraer(votes) conseguir(votes) hacerse con
- Although predominantly a haunt of the over-35s, the Judges pulls a surprisingly diverse crowd.
- I can't afford to have bands who won't pull the crowds.
- Aimed at 16-34 year olds, it's trying to pull an audience with new series of guaranteed crowd pleasers such as Friends and ER.
- Although it has a large-screen TV, Miso pulls a youngish, clubby clientele more than a sports crowd.
- It's a huge venue and I'm sure that even if they do pull a bigger than regular crowd on Friday - we'll all fit nicely.
- The lefties on this site are pulling a classic liberal trick.
- The riot was a dirty trick which was pulled off through the use of deception, and Bloggergate is the same thing.
- I knew if I were his enemy he would've pulled one of those tricks out of his sleeve and cut me up in seconds.
- Then we had the Minister pull the dirtiest trick I have seen in the parliamentary process in 30 years.
- We skated there for a while and everyone seemed to be pulling the newest tricks.
4.3British slangligarse informallevantarse South America informal
- True, it is risky going on the pull in pretentious nightclubs if you are blind: you might just pull an ugly sister.
- Within the meteorological fraternity will they henceforth be held in awe and get the best seats at the annual Christmas dance and pull the cutest weather girls?
- By the time we got there, the entire site has been pulled, presumably by the school authorities.
- A radio advert has been pulled from the airwaves after complaints that it caused offence to disabled people.
- Data may be pulled from a single knowledge base or multiple databases throughout the enterprise.
- The image database continues to pull from Google at this point.
- It considered pulling a huge advertising splurge for Martell in the US due to the boycott threats.
- Insurer Standard Life really should pull those smug, glossy television advertisements it is running.
- An attempt to float the company for around £750m in 1999 was pulled due to lack of market interest.
- You claim that when Ford pulled its adverts it had no effect.
5informal(perform)don't you ever pull a stunt like that on me again — no me vuelvas a hacer una faena así / una cosa semejante
- what are you trying to pull? — ¿a qué estás jugando?
- don't you pull that stuff on me — no me vengas con historias
- to pull a fast one on sb — meterle la mula a algn
- When strain is put on the knee, the muscles around the kneecap can be pulled.
- He banged his head on the way over, hated the ground and did the splits over the first fence, pulling all the muscles in his chest.
- You guys must all paddle the same and all overcompensate somehow to have pulled that muscle.
- She refused and subsequently suffered injuries to her shoulder, pulled muscles and bruises.
- The Jets weren't going to suffer a mass of broken bones, torn ligaments and pulled muscles on his watch.
- She felt like she had a back strain or pulled ligament in her right side above her hip.
- Pleasurable when you get there but try not to pull a muscle or strain something else trying to saddle up.
- Flexible muscles are far less likely to be strained or pulled than tight ones.
- Pain throbbed in pulled muscles and throughout a multitude of new cuts, bruises and scratches.
- You see a lot more strains and pulled muscles that can end up hampering the player all year long.
- Whether a rolled ankle, a torn ligament or a pulled muscle, rare is the athlete who has not had to battle through physical pain.
- The cramps possibly were a side effect of a pulled muscle suffered in winter ball last year.
- When you're a trainer in the lower minors, you do more than tend to ankle sprains and pulled muscles.
- Wright might not be able to start the opener because of a pulled stomach muscle.
- I knew someone who pulled both their hamstring muscles because they didn't stretch.
- Broken noses, bad backs and pulled muscles seemed to lie everywhere.
- This was no pulled muscle, Ivan thought as he crumpled against the doorway he had just walked through.
- Which means that this winter promises to be a blur of pounding damp London streets, probable pulled groin muscles and blisters.
- One recent anecdote - I've had a pulled muscle or something in my chest recently, from sneezing a lot last time I had a cold.
- He rubbed at his neck, the pulled muscle had caused him agony all night but he hadn't dared to show it.
7(in golf)golpear hacia la izquierda
1(drag, tug)tirarjalar Latin America Southern Conejalar algo Latin America Southern Conepull — jale / hale Latin America Southern Cone
- to pull at / on sth — tirar de algo
- she was pulling at my sleeve — me estaba jalando la manga
- I pulled on the rope with all my might — jalé la cuerda con todas mis fuerzas
- the engine isn't pulling very well — el motor no jala bien
- (on pipe)
2(suck)darle una chupada a algodarle una pitada a algo Latin Americadarle una calada a algo Spainto pull on / at sth
3(move)to pull off the road — salir de la carretera
- to pull into the station — entrar en la estación
- to pull slowly up a hill — subir una cuesta despacio
4(row)remarpull for the shore — rema hacia la orilla
1(tug)tirón masculinejalón masculine Latin America Southern ConeI gave a pull on the rope — le di un jalón a la cuerda Latin America Southern Cone
- each pull of the oars took us further from the shore — cada golpe de remo nos alejaba más de la orilla
- He went down the wicket even to bowlers of extreme pace with the intention of making them drop the ball short, and when they did so, he would cut or pull the ball savagely.
- After pulling the ball over midwicket, Cairns showed he was no one-trick pony.
- Attempted to pull one from outside off, and top-edged a catch to the bowler
- Short balls, and some not very short, were pulled and hooked in a manner that must have surprised even Vaughan himself.
- He pulled his first ball for four, and proceeded to hit every shot thereafter as hard as he could.
- Two proofs have been pulled and are propped side by side.
- A proof sheet would be pulled, and read against the manuscript.
2(pulling force)fuerza femininethe pull of gravity — la fuerza de la gravedad
- the pull of the current — la fuerza de la corriente
- an actor with tremendous box-office pull — un actor muy taquillero
- to go out on the pull — salir a ligar
4(on cigarette)chupada femininepitada feminine Latin Americacalada feminine Spainmasculine sorbo
5(difficult journey)it was a hard pull up the hill — la subida de la colina fue difícil
6(in golf)golpe a la izquierda masculine
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