In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbripping, ripped
1(tear)(cloth) rasgar(cloth) romperI've ripped my skirt — me he hecho un roto en la falda
- he ripped the photograph (in)to pieces — rompió la foto en mil pedazos
- she ripped the letter open — abrió la carta de un rasgón
- the explosion ripped the building apart — la explosión destrozó el edificio
- they ripped the posters down — arrancaron los carteles
- the seats were ripped out by the explosion — la explosión arrancó de cuajo los asientos
- he ripped the newspaper from my hands — me arrebató / me arrancó el periódico de las manos
- I ripped out the page — arranqué la página
- He was wearing a pair of extremely battered blue jeans that were ripped in a few places.
- Ari wasn't quick enough to leap out of the way and the man grabbed him by his shirt, ripping it and pulling Ari towards himself.
- After few minutes of careful searching she pulled out black ripped jeans, black shirt, and red hoodie.
- He wrapped it in the ripped cloth of his jeans and handed it to Ami.
- The bright bubbly blonde made her way to my car in tight black jeans and a ripped black tank top with some writing on it.
- She wore a pair of loose, faded jeans that were ripped all over and a plain black tank-top.
- He caught his shirtsleeve on something, but pulled it free, ripping the cloth.
- He looked presentable, although he did even when he wore jeans and a ripped t-shirt.
- He wore dark jeans, ripped near the bottom, a green t-shirt and a black leather jacket.
- He was wearing his favorite jeans that were ripped down the left knee.
- All of her jeans were torn and ripped at the knees and hem, and were patched in many places as well.
- He was wearing ripped jeans and his now-fraying Peter Pan t-shirt.
- She wore an old pair of jeans that were ripped in places and patched in others.
- Carefully, doing her best not to rip it, Adia pulled the crumpled piece of paper out of the hole and unfolded it.
- She was wearing ripped faded jeans and a white hooded sweater with oversized bell sleeves.
- I decided to wear my favorite pair of blue low rider jeans, which were ripped at both knees, along with a normal yellow t-shirt.
- Motioning to Katie for something to eat, a small girl marched up on the stage, her brown hair tangled and her jeans ripped.
- She couldn't have been any older than Calida, with long, bushy blonde hair and a thick figure, dressed in baggy jeans and a ripped shirt.
- My dress is ripped, and he pulls it off me so that it decorates the floor.
- Her dress caught on the door and with a strong pull, Isabella ripped the garment.
- Media encoding for home and professional use is becoming more popular, as more users rip audio to their hard drives, or edit home movies.
- These companies just took those tools for ripping DVDs and put a pretty GUI on them.
- The current copy control system, in other words, is not intended to block all copying, but simply to stop the average computer user from ripping the Beastie Boys for his friends.
- Typically, you'll need separate software to do specific tasks, such as burning DVDs, ripping audio, and of course burning CDs.
- I sent him a ripped copy of your CD, and asked him if he was interested.
- Another option here is to rip your CDs using the fastest machine on your network, then copying the ripped tracks over to the server.
- There have been hi-fi units equipped with hard drives, but nothing beats a personal computer for ripping and managing an audio collection.
- What's more, I'd wager that there are even more people who simply rip DVDs they've rented from the local video store - but I see no mention of that form of piracy in the article.
3(wood) (a)serrar siguiendo la veta
1R. I. P.
- rest in peace
intransitive verbripping, ripped
1(tear)(paper/cloth) rasgarseas I lifted my arm, I heard something rip — al levantar el brazo, oí un desgarrón / rasgón
- Bren pulled Sarah's hair till I thought it was going to rip right off her head.
- Her eyes were glowing a deep red color, and soon her Persian smock ripped apart, revealing ancient Egyptian garb.
- The instant she was out of the dining room, she broke out into a run, heart pounding, insides ripping apart, breathing shallowly.
- My feelings for him blossomed, then ripped apart just like that.
- His back arches and his fingers claw at the air as he sinks to the floor, his dress ripping apart and his wig falling off.
- Unfortunately, it didn't hold up: within 8 schooldays, one of the straps that go over the shoulder had ripped apart.
- She screamed, so loud her throat felt like it was ripping apart and she knew instantly he was gone.
- Its body ripped apart as its almost human scream filled the night.
- The wall seemed to be ripping apart; loud, shredding fractures formed all along the base line.
- I could hear nothing in her voice, and somewhere deep in my chest if felt like something was ripping apart.
- Everything around the area was ripping apart, chunks of ice, rock, everything was being destroyed.
- The quiet period abroad wasn't entirely quiet, because the Soviet Union started ripping at the seams.
- The hiss turned into a scream, this one more like a ship's keel ripping apart under pressure than a triumphant blood-chilling cry like before.
- He feels like his body is ripping apart, like he's on fire from the inside out.
- Vanishing into nothingness, he felt his body and soul, breaking apart and ripping.
- She hit and hit until she'd gotten through to the picture itself and then it finally was heard ripping apart.
- Sasaki huddled against the hot grains of sand, gritting her teeth, curled up in a ball and hugging her shoulders as if to keep herself from ripping apart.
2(move fast)the incoming tide rips along the narrow channel — la marea sube a toda prisa por el estrecho canal
1rasgón masculinedesgarrón masculine
2US(fraud, swindle)estafa feminine informaltimo masculine informaltranza feminine Mexico informal
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