In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wake, stir)despertarto rouse sb from / out of sth — despertar a algn de algo
- we tried to rouse him out of his sleep — tratamos de despertarlo
- I roused from the sleep one of them had put me in and I immediately got up out of the silky sheets.
- He roused from his sleep, being perfectly attentive the moment his eyes opened.
- As Jamie secured the last of the bandages, Cale finally roused.
- I wasn't sure if I was still dreaming or not, but as I slowly roused from the first peaceful slumber I'd had in a week, I felt a gentle hand caressing my hair.
- When they roused in the morning, Cecilia had 15 angry messages on her cell phone.
- Miguel stirred and roused from sleep as the sound of footsteps echoed in the room and the lights came on.
- As I roused from sleep again, my back stinging from sleeping on the floor, I heard footsteps on the stairs.
- Ryan roused as the sun beamed blearily through the gathered clouds over him, light in the early hours of dawn.
- He smiled wryly as she roused, and tried to struggle.
- He set his equipment beside the campfire, patted Tyler's head enough to make him just start to rouse, then flashed a wicked grin before moving to the shadows.
- He still hadn't roused from his sleep, and she was getting worried.
- Isabella roused from sleep what seemed like an eternity later, disturbed by something she could not identify.
- The men roused from their sleep and prepared for battle in the early hours of the morning.
- Bryan was sure it was after noon when he roused from sleep, or close to it.
- Her soldiers were sleeping and few were even rousing.
- When he rouses, she explains the whole situation to him, her actions, and about the fire.
- Lily found him asleep, but he roused when she came in.
- Harry wakes up weary, but rouses quickly and showers, resigned to being late for the day's meetings.
- As he slowly stood up, Jeremy roused from his sleep.
- He waited a few minutes to make sure his son didn't rouse then moved the book so that it lay on the bed beside him, within easy reach of Adam's hand.
2(arouse)provocarthe lion is dangerous when roused — el león es peligroso si se lo provoca
- to rouse sb to sth
- his speech roused the crowd to a frenzy — su discurso enardeció / enfervorizó a la multitud
- her constant teasing roused him to fury — sus constantes burlas lo enfurecieron
- his criticism roused me to action — sus críticas me movieron a hacer algo
- Just about that time Jon emerged from the house bare foot and looking much like he had just been roused from sleep.
- The morning's first rays of sunlight flooded the tiny tower room, rousing Callista from her sleep.
- She didn't know what had roused her from her sleep, and she sat in bed thinking for a moment.
- When we visited his house, a national monument from the nineteenth century, the docent who let us in seemed to have been roused from a nap.
- ‘Mmm, no,’ I protested to whoever was shaking my shoulder gently, trying to rouse me from sleep.
- Joe was roused from his sleep by Azara promptly jumping on the bed and pulling on his arm.
- Ralph tries to rouse her out of her deep sleep, but the doctors tell him it would take a miracle to wake her.
- A soft knock on the door barely roused Alex from his deep sleep.
- A weak cry roused her just as she was nodding off to sleep.
- The deafening echo of gunfire roused Lourdes from her sleep.
- On the other side of him, men, women, and children were rousing themselves from sleep and moving sluggishly to the fire to get warm.
- The thick windows distorted the rays of the morning sun, but the light was still enough to rouse Jantha from her sleep.
- Max called, rousing Miguel from the light sleep he had fallen into.
- Nick was roused from sleep with a jolt, his beeper sounding loudly next to him.
- There, I roused Elroth and Rain, leading them both out.
- A shaft of light moved across my eyes, rousing me from deep slumber.
- His blonde hair was still wet from the shower, so he shook cold droplets off onto Abbey's stomach, which immediately roused her from sleep.
- What sounded like a stampede of wild rhinoceroses roused her from her sleep.
- And the cat glared back, plainly annoyed at being roused from its sound sleep.
- Haskell, who has been sleeping in the front passenger's seat, cannot be roused and seems to be dead or at least unconscious.
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