In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1largarse informalrajar Bolivia Southern Cone informal
- When the baby did arrive, the father scarpered for good.
- ‘They scarper when the police come, but when they go, they're back again,’ he said.
- The inmates mingle with the townspeople and pilgrims and when Fay refuses to identify them so they can be locked up again, she has to scarper to avoid arrest.
- After establishing a history of paying bills he sought credit facilities before scarpering with the loot, leaving banks chasing a ghost.
- It wasn't noble, but I scarpered double-quick.
- When he warned her that he had called the police she soon scarpered.
- On the way, they'd been attacked by brigands again, but they'd scarpered as soon as they realised the team was capable of offering armed resistance.
- When Harry saw her bearing down on him with an intent look he quickly scarpered and spent the rest of the evening hiding from her.
- The bookshop man told him it would cost around £20,000, so Daniel scarpered.
- Black cats have been known to scarper at my sight.
- Unfortunately, those who did return found the locals severely hostile and scarpered quickly.
- By the time the police get there, they've scarpered and nothing gets done.
- ‘I can't do this,’ he said before scarpering.
- By grief he does not mean what grief father caused him by scarpering, but the grief Davis might cause turning up.
- The rat, who, arguably, has been the cause of near tragedy, scarpers.
- Once the guy had found out the truth, more often than not, he'd scarper.
- A couple today told of their fury that the teen who ploughed a stolen 4x4 through their front garden wall and then scarpered was only cautioned by police.
- He picks up his Kroger bag full of second-story work paraphernalia and scarpers.
- And since the party starts at 7pm, I reckon I can scarper shortly after 10 to get to the pub for last orders.
- He actually lay in wait for burglars and shot them as a deliberate act, even though they were about to scarper.
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