In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bomba femininehand/foot pump — bomba de mano/de pie
1.1(supply)bombearto pump sth into sth — bombear algo a algo
- to pump air into a tire — inflar un neumático
- they have pumped cash into the project for years — llevan años invirtiendo dinero en el proyecto
- our teacher pumped us full of dates — el profesor nos embutió una cantidad de fechas
- they pumped him full of lead — lo acribillaron a balazos
- The Coalbrookdale Company had smelted its last iron in the area by 1821, and that year had dismantled the Resolution steam engine that pumped water up the dale to power the furnace bellows.
- Where no cut-off switches in the boreholes exist, this results in a combination of air and water being pumped to the reservoirs.
- In operation, water is pumped from the engine to the top tank, where it spreads over the tops of the tubes.
- If we were to stop pumping greenhouse gases into the air, the earth would not recognize that it is able to dictate policy.
- This is done of course to protect the life of the president; apparently the lives of ordinary Americans pumping gas or loading their groceries do not warrant the same protection.
- He actually had a job pumping gas (with a pay rate that didn't nearly cover the cost of the average bachelor apartment) so he was staying at the homeless shelter.
- He used the steam engine to pump water out of mines.
- I remember when you casually mentioned to the attendant who pumped your gas that you were moving downtown, and he started to cry.
- He was pumping gas through the vent into my room.
- He was pumping gas at a Sunoco station in Manassas, Virginia.
- We were trying to pump enough water away for people just to get out of their houses.
- He came out to the car and visited through the window while he pumped my gas.
- Already there are ads on small screens that jabber at you while you pump your gas, while you use your ATM machine and while you wait in the supermarket line.
- In the end, the fire brigade were forced to pump water from a nearby river.
- The jailed men want Shell to build the gas refinery offshore because they fear that pumping unrefined gas past their homes will lead to a health and safety risk.
- I hate pumping my own gas and I hate checking the oil and water.
- As anyone who has pumped gas knows, the higher the octane of fuel the higher the price.
- The gas is pumped in at high-pressure, so it pushes down on the liquid product with a good amount of force.
- I hope people reading the book might think twice about the circumstances of the man who pumps their gas or the cashier who rings up their groceries.
- Last month an elderly Mayo couple were left homeless when fire fighters were forced to pump water from a nearby river after their house caught fire in the middle of the night.
1.2(drain)to pump sth out of sth — sacar algo de algo con una bomba
- to pump sth dry — dejar algo seco
- to pump sb dry — exprimir a algn
1.3informal (ask)he was pumping me for information/money — me estaba tratando de (son)sacar información/de sacar dinero
- So why did he get the impression she was pumping him for information?
- Suffice it to say that after more than an hour of pumping the poor guy like a mostly-empty keg, by the time dessert was served, I had names.
- He was standing in the driveway talking to Chris and looking at his car, probably pumping him for information about where they were going and what they were doing.
- Then James wouldn't think she was pumping him for information.
- Elise was playing dumb, pumping her father for information.
- We have pumped him for all the information he has.
- Charges hadn't even been filed, yet there I was stalking her street, putting on a concerned, serious face as I pumped her neighbors for tips.
- She'd been pumping me for information about Brad all week.
- My own father was pumping me dry for information!
- Having never had the pleasure of eating out at Est Est Est, I pumped my good friend Alison from Edinburgh for information.
- Connie tried pumping her for information on what Hardwick wanted, but she evaded the questions so skillfully that Connie realized she was in a different league.
- They'll pump him, try to get as much information out of him as possible.
- After they had pumped me dry of information, the CIC people let me go.
- He'd rather play something else but if that's what it took to pump Adam for information he'd do it.
- They might try to pump him for information vital to the war effort, and that was never good.
- The authorities didn't know at this stage of his movements overseas but they were keen to pump him for information on the prayer room, which was now under close surveillance.
- Or was it because Alan had been lying, and he was trying to pump her for information about it?
- They asked Scott's friends to make certain calls to him and pump him for information, basically.
- What she saw was a very clever ploy to pump her for information.
- Anyway, our tutor, who believes we are all on the simple side, favours questions with easy and obvious answers and was pumping us for information on Louis XVI.
2(handle/treadle/pedal) mover de arriba abajo
- He pumped the handles of slot machines and bet feverishly on the roulette wheel.
- Then they pumped a handle on the press that squeezed the water out of the cylinder and formed tightly-packed disks.
- Ju had his left hand on the dome, hair standing on end as Ernie pumped the handle like fury.
- In the faint light we rose and sang hymns, accompanied by the organist sitting comfortably on the floor and using his right leg to pump the harmonium.
- His rough left hand turned the handle on the pitch black pot while his right hand pumped a small bellows to encourage the fire.
- The rush of adrenalin pumped through her veins, and Ashlyn raced toward Winnie and Rey's room.
- Blood pumped out of her wounds and sluggishly oozed down her body.
- He looked terrible, armour torn and mangled while blood pumped from numerous wounds around his body.
- Nice little rush to get the blood pumping and get everybody in the proper mindset of combat.
- There's nothing like 'em for getting the blood pumping and feeling that surge of collective energy.
- Shock reigned for a few seconds, then heat surged, pumped through veins, and I responded.
- But when the adrenaline is pumping to your brain, the hot, sticky blood coursing through your veins, who could resist?
- This is because your body has adjusted to the constant stream of alcohol pumping through your system.
- His nerves were jumping out his system, the adrenaline pumping and flowing like mad.
- My heart rate increases, my blood pumps faster and the adrenaline begins to surge.
- The scene is still vivid in my memory - I was mesmerised, I could feel my heart pumping and the adrenalin flow.
- Becca and I began to climb down, our veins pumping with the adrenaline rush of not only conquering the rigging, but in a storm, to help someone, and the captain at that.
- The reduced venous pressure reduces the return flow of blood into the heart, so the blood pumped out of the heart is correspondingly reduced.
- When Harry's turned on, his adrenaline flows and the endorphins pump, and he feels alive instead of dead.
- Adrenaline pumped through her blood as a dizzying rush of vertigo overcame her from looking down upon the streets far below.
- With her adrenaline pumping, Mac rushed with all her energy and capability towards the elevator doors.
- I struggled then, adrenaline suddenly pumping through my already rushing blood.
- The adrenaline was circulating, surging and pumping in the heat of the moment.
- The adrenaline rush took her on it's own course and she could feel the blood pumping in her ears.
- He ran a hand through his hair, the rush of adrenalin still pumping though him, then he sighed.
2(move vigorously)moverse con fuerza
1US(court shoe)zapato (de) salón masculine
- I love those late 70s babes. All glossy red lips, court pumps, kinky smiles and not a hint of plastic surgery.
- These beautiful Christian Louboutin Two Tone Court pumps are to simply die for.
2British dated(gym shoe)zapatilla feminine
- Amber ran down a side street, suddenly glad that she had worn tennis shoes instead of pumps.
- She is as guilty as the next girl, admitting to jogging in tennis pumps rather than specialist running shoes.
- If you buy the kids plimsolls for PE, rather than pumps, you probably live in East Yorkshire - or outside the region.
3British(ballet shoe style)bailarina femininemanoletina feminine Spainchatita feminine River Plate
- The shoes where really nice black dancing pumps that made me taller.
- And then of course there's Billy himself, who dances until his pumps start to smoulder in a hugely likeable performance.
- As the troupe marches Fred down the platform, his dancing pumps dissolve into marching boots.
- ‘I've got a pair of silver dancing pumps at home,’ he said wistfully.
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