In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(haste)prisa feminineapuro masculine Latin Americain all the rush, I forgot my umbrella — con el apuro, se me olvidó el paraguas Latin America
- what's (all) the rush? — ¿a qué viene tanta prisa?
- I'm in a real rush — tengo mucha prisa
- to do something in a rush — hacer algo deprisa y corriendo / a la(s) carrera(s) / a todo correr
- we had a terrible rush to get here on time — corrimos como locos para llegar a tiempo
- everything happened in a rush — todo pasó de repente
- is there any rush for the report? — ¿corre prisa el informe?
- During the rush on a Saturday night, he looks as if he is overseeing traumatised, scurrying troops during a bombardment.
- Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star as two hapless criminals who embark on a land rush on the western frontier.
- I was knocked down in the rush for volunteers to sleep on the floor.
- But neither film triggered a rush on the Royal Ballet School as Les Choristes has done on French choirs.
- Montgomery wanted a full-scale rush on Berlin via the Ruhr, but this was overruled by the Allies Supreme Commander, Dwight Eisenhower.
- No one has ever received a long-lasting happiness from securing a larger pay cheque or from beating the traffic rush on the way home.
- ‘If there was going to be a major rush for the door, it would have happened over the last year or two,’ he concluded.
- People showed solidarity for the two minutes' silence on Thursday, but there is scant solidarity as displaced Tube travellers shove aside old ladies in the rush for buses.
- They only opened the canteen about an hour ago & so the rush on it is terrific.
- He also hopes the project will raise standards so that aesthetic appreciation wins out over the rush for quick money.
- Sold books should be returned early to Paddy or Dave so as not to have a rush on the final night.
- Then, there is the mad rush for ‘complimentary passes’ all over.
- There has been an early rush on the box-office, with the first six shows pretty much sold out.
- One particularly bad day, the kitchen ran out of gloves while I was helping out with a rush on the salad station.
- The teacher was surprised when the usual rush for the door didn't happen.
- I also reflected on the fact that a rush on the banks would be problematic in today's banking environment.
- Members who have not acquired or been issued with the new uniform should arrange this as soon as possible to avoid a rush on clothing stores.
- Pook's alarm grew when some of her fellow passengers started shouting ‘bomb, bomb’ and a panicked rush for the doors began.
- While Lucien Bouchard preached his call to sovereignist arms, the 70 made a rush for the conference room.
- The darkness and heat descend upon you like a heavy black cloak and the mosquitoes suddenly make a rush for any exposed bits of skin.
2(movement)a rush of air — una ráfaga de aire
- a rush of water — un torrente de agua
- there was a rush for the exit — todo el mundo se precipitó hacia la salida
- the weekend rush for the coast — la desbandada general hacia la playa del fin de semana
- several people were hurt in the rush — varias personas resultaron heridas en el tumulto
3Sportataque masculinefeminine carga
- If given the freedom, he can run a stunt with the end and use his speed to get upfield and smash the quarterback with an outside rush.
- The defensive scheme calls for an all-out rush against the quarterback on every play.
- He is not particularly fast or overpowering, but he has great instincts and never loses sight of the quarterback during the rush.
- If he can keep his attitude up, the Cards could really use his ability to make the opposing quarterback worry about the rush.
- Coaches often have him provide a controlled rush to contain mobile quarterbacks.
4(burst of activity)there's a mad rush on to meet the deadline — estamos trabajando como locos tratando de terminar a tiempo informal
- the Christmas rush — el gran movimiento del período de las fiestas de fin de año en los comercios
- an unexpected rush for tickets — una repentina demanda de localidades
- a rush of orders — una avalancha de pedidos
5rushes pluralCinemafragmentos masculinerushes masculine
- Later in the afternoon, we felt the rushes weren't bad, which was good because I hadn't enough people for the party scene.
- From then on, nobody bothered me, nobody looked at rushes, nobody knew what the hell I was doing.
- You know, during the screening of the rushes, I don't speak German or Hungarian, but I could see and feel what could be the film.
- The money also allows McCue to encourage small independent film - makers by screening rushes in a full-scale cinema.
- I'll do it at the beginning to see that it's all rolling well and if it is going well during production and the rushes seem good to me, I try to stay away from the set.
- I remember watching rushes of the first few scenes we shot.
- Second, the current version is a best guess culled from the 1990 find and 30 hours of unedited rushes and out-takes.
- On the one hand, we get to see some exquisite rushes for the film.
- There were a million and one stories and I've had the privilege of seeing quite a lot of the rushes and there are so many different ways of being able to look at the thing.
- The rushes and what might have been are, however, the main reason to get thee to a theater to see Lost in La Mancha.
- So in a sense this is a bit like watching rushes in a feature film?
- Nic was saying the other day, that at the end of the film you either have it, on rushes, or you don't.
- Shooting in Iceland meant that we didn't get rushes until a week after they were shot.
- A friend of mine's father works in Hollywood and saw rushes of the original cut.
- Chaplin destroyed many of the out-takes and rushes from his work, and other pieces fell victim to age.
- ‘I have only seen a few short rushes of the film and I am still not sure how it ends,’ he states in a long interview.
- Even so, during the course of the rushes, he gets to play every character in the film.
- He would phone dear Harold in the middle of the night to make sure the rushes had arrived.
- Next time we'll get our hands dirty; capturing and editing some footage in Premiere, going from our rushes to a final edited movie, all within the digital realm.
- When Mal could come back each sort of week or weekend with the film rushes, he'd tell me the latest of what had gone on the set, and it was quite unusual.
1(run)she rushed after him — corrió tras él
- they rushed to the window — corrieron a la ventana
- they came rushing up/down the stairs — subieron/bajaron las escaleras corriendo / a todo correr / a toda prisa
- she rushed in/out — entró/salió corriendo
- he heard the water rushing in/out — oyó como el agua entraba/salía rápidamente
- as soon as I heard, I rushed straight back home — en cuanto me enteré, volví a casa corriendo / a todo correr / a toda prisa
- to rush around or (British also) about — ir de acá para allá
- just a minute: don't rush off! — espera un minuto, no salgas corriendo
- she saw him rush up to the guard — lo vio correr a donde estaba el guardia
- He made a move, rushing to the left and ducking around Jim's outstretched arm.
- Suddenly, the older woman fainted and television crew members rushed to her.
- We rushed out to move our cars which were parked in the road in front of the house.
- The small crowd scattered, and all seemed to remember some urgent task as they rushed away.
- They rushed outside to meet with their comrades who were also perplexed by their findings.
- The group of students rushed to her as she read off names.
- Once there she slowed down some and watched the other students park and rush into the building while she walked, unnoticed in the shadows.
- Instead she rushed past him, moving faster than he could see.
- He rushed over and moved the boards, ignoring the pain in his fingers as the hot wood scorched him.
- At that moment, shadowy forms rushed in, moving in the darkness of the throne chamber.
- He contained his urge to rush to it, moving at this same pace.
- England's busiest mountain rescue team had a frantic weekend with members rushing up hillsides in soaring temperatures to tend casualties.
- Firefighters, police officers and other selfless members of our society rushed to the aid of those in peril.
- She writhed on the ground until medics came rushing to her aid.
- He quickly sprawled himself out on the ground as the blade rushed by his head.
- Two medics rushed in, put the officer on a stretcher, and took him out.
- A required course had been scheduled for the hours after mine, and the students had to rush off.
- Students began to rush past me, some running from the rain, some taking their sweet time with umbrellas.
- They notice the sound of footsteps as people outside begin to rush toward shelter.
- The bell rang and she swam along with the current of the students rushing for the door.
2(hurry, be hasty)darse prisaapurarse Latin Americathere's no need to rush — no hay apuro Latin America
- don't rush! — ¡con calma!
- you'll have to rush — vas a tener que darte prisa
- thousands rushed to take advantage of the offer — miles de personas corrieron a aprovechar la oferta
- give yourself time: don't rush at the question — tómate el tiempo que necesites, no te precipites a responder la pregunta
- don't rush to conclusions — no te precipites a sacar conclusiones
- she rushed to his aid — corrió en su ayuda
- the train rushed into the tunnel — el tren entró en el túnel a toda velocidad
- she rushed through the first course — se comió el primer plato a todo correr / a la(s) carrera(s)
- they rushed through the rest of the movement — tocaron el resto del movimiento a todo correr / a la(s) carrera(s)
- College students who rushed to see the film in the initial days were a bit dissatisfied to watch their favourite hero in a serious role.
- He had rushed into his uniform when he saw the towers collapse.
- We are in funny waters at the moment for marketing stock and that is another reason why we haven't rushed into reopening the auction.
- So, we rushed into the war for no good reason and things are going to hell in a handbasket.
- Increasing quantities of domestic investment has rushed into the field, especially during the last few years, as car sales have skyrocketed.
- They had the part about attracting attention right, but then too many rushed into the creative process carelessly.
- They are certainly better informed than their elders who have rushed into judgment.
- I rushed into it impulsively, not really knowing the sort of responsibility involved with such a task.
- It was not the mutuals that rushed into buying chains of estate agents and had to sell out in a hurry.
- Most of the mistakes I made were because I rushed into them.
- Zulu warriors rushed into battle after ingesting a complex concoction of roots and fungus that dulled pain and amplified aggression.
- At Homebase in Aberdeen's Bridge of Don industrial estate, there were chaotic scenes as shoppers rushed to buy gardening equipment.
- Over 2,000 students rushed to enter the department's business plan competition.
- Makers of hand-held gadgets are rushing to exploit online entertainment.
3(surge, flow)water rushed through the hole — el agua entraba/salía con fuerza por el agujero
- blood rushed to his face — (from embarrassment) se puso colorado / como la grana / como un tomate
- doubts rushed into his mind — lo asaltaron las dudas
1.1(job/preparation) hacer a todo correr(job/preparation) hacer a la carrera(job/preparation) hacer a las carreras(job/preparation) hacer deprisa y corriendo(person) meterle prisa a(person) apurar Latin Americathey rush their meals — comen a todo correr / a la(s) carrera(s) / deprisa y corriendo
- don't rush me — no me apures
- to rush sb into sth/-ing
- I don't want to be rushed into (making) a decision — no quiero que me hagan tomar una decisión precipitada
- I'm a bit rushed at the moment — en este momento estoy muy ocupado
- Remember, people want to enjoy your speech so even if you're stumbling, rushing the lines and looking at your feet, the audience will adjust to your rhythm.
- It's another example of hastily-drafted legal definitions being rushed through Parliament and resulting in bad law.
- One gets the feeling that the work is rushed without the artist truly attempting to resolve the basic technical requirements posed in art.
- A new survey suggested that a third of men risked indigestion by rushing their meals and a behavioural psychologist warned the nation to slow down and enjoy our food.
- The 1974 act was rushed through the houses of Parliament with a mere seventeen hours of debate.
- There's a fast-food feel to it, as if it was rushed through the Hollywood grinder without much attention to scripting or comic timing.
- Everyone is rushing things now, like on the radio, where they're always in a hurry for the next thing.
- The measure was rushed through Parliament after the violence at the European Championships in June.
- It's just such a mess because nobody's bothered to work out which lines would best suit each artist and somebody's tried too hard to be different at the mixing desk, while rushing it at the same time.
- Even questions about those cancelled elections can be characterized as attempts to rush the process so we can get the hell out of there.
- I know I'm rushing the season a bit, but what gardener can help it?
- I've never read the book, but I did get the sense from the movie that it was skimming through the book, rushing the story.
- How much better it would have been if the majority of the thousands of submitters had been able to have time to look at those changes before the bill was rushed through the House into law.
- They believe that this process was rushed - that there was no attempt to wait and see.
- I know my Auntie in particular was worried that they were rushing it, maybe because she and Ginger's dad split up last year after a whole bunch of difficulties.
- The reform law was rushed through parliament with only very limited discussion.
- The relevant clauses in the Finance Bill were quietly dropped when the legislation was rushed through Parliament before the House broke up ahead of the election.
- The control orders were rushed through parliament earlier this month in the face of widespread opposition.
- We have made a deliberate attempt not to rush it.
- Students mentioned feeling rushed, and that time in between classes and at lunch could often be stressful.
1.2(send, take hastily)supplies were rushed out to the area — se enviaron suministros urgentemente a la zona
- she was rushed to hospital — la trasladaron rápidamente al hospital
- an attempt to rush the bill through Parliament — un intento de acelerar la aprobación del proyecto de ley por el Parlamento
- please rush me your latest catalog — le ruego me remita / me envíe su último catálogo a / con la mayor brevedad (posible)
1.3(attack)(sentry/guards) abalanzarse sobre(enemy positions) asaltar(enemy positions) atacar
- If the attackers rushing you are spread out behind one another, there is another strategy available.
- Several students rushed him and he seriously wounded one before being arrested.
- I don't begrudge them their fame, their fortune, their masses of sweaty teenage girls and boys rushing the stage to touch them.
- The group then initiates an attack by rushing the prey while issuing loud calls.
- The mob attempted to rush the doors to the 19th floor elections office, and several people were trampled and manhandled in the process.
- He brandished his knife, showing them that he was unafraid and would not hesitate to attack if they tried to rush him.
- The police rushed the building and captured the remaining seven terrorists.
- Oh yeah, they did show at least some footage of males rushing the stage during (I think) one of Morrissey's US gigs.
- Three men were manhandled to the ground and handcuffed as they attempted to rush the event.
- The remaining five were picked off as they rushed the vans in an attempt to find sanctuary from the hail of bullets.
- Cpl Foster, who was in charge of two Lewis guns, rushed the German trenches and engaged the enemy.
- But whether the attackers had rushed the building under fire is unclear.
- Eventually the two target sheep were in a corner and we rushed the gate towards them penning them in while the other sheep moved out.
- Of course there is going to be a ton of more police on patrol and they seem to be building a five mile long fence around the Gleneagles hotel as I write this, to keep out pesky protesters from rushing the hotel.
- The four heroes and their ninja friend Andy rushed the thousands of ninjas, attacking wildly.
- According to one call, they voted on whether to rush the terrorists in an attempt to retake the plane.
- A low moan escaped his lips and he rushed me, thrusting the knife towards my stomach.
- The others quickly drew their weapons and rushed the oncoming enemy.
- Others rushed the Alliance soldiers, swinging knives and fist, anything to stop the noise.
2.1US informal (try to recruit)he was being rushed by every fraternity on campus — se lo disputaban todas las asociaciones universitarias
2.2British slang (charge)clavar slangfajar River Plate slangaforrar Chile informal
1junco masculinebefore noun rush mat — estera feminine
- You pick your way from rock to rock by way of peat, heather, rushes, moss and boulders, heading for the Rylstone Cross.
- We watched knowing that behind some sprig of rushes beady eyes were on us.
- The area is important because it has a wide variety of grassland types, from wet and marshy to dry, and a diverse range of flowers and rushes.
- Baskets are made from palm leaves, rushes, reeds, or wicker.
- The area will be richly planted with trees, shrubs, ferns, sedges and rushes.
- Others seem to have taken their name from what bursts forth from the soil - Seevy is the local name for rushes while Winns means gorse.
- The most frequently emergent macrophytes used are reeds, bulrushes, cattails, rushes and sedges.
- Bog asphodels and a circle of cotton grass brightened the rushes.
- Its name notwithstanding, this species is not a rush but a type of sedge.
- Grasses, rushes, and sedges all produce flowers that must be pollinated for sexual reproduction to occur.
- Several sedges and rushes from the marsh grow entangled beneath the shrubs.
- The precise detail in illustrations of flowers and seeds of sedges and rushes are a valuable aid with their identification.
- On the course students learned how to make papers from plant fibres such as bog rushes, straw, cotton and banana leaf known as abacca.
- Then the land went down, and there was marsh of rushes and willow and hazel.
- Ensure that vegetation control is carried out, if rushes, grasses or weeds are competing with young trees.
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