In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blade/knife/claws) afilarto sharpen a pencil — sacarle punta a un lápiz
- This broad and undulating ridge gradually narrows and eventually sharpens to a knife edge just below the rocky summit slopes.
- He sharpens them and uses them as deadly weapons.
- Evolution sharpens and refines their ability to lie about themselves.
- And I think when the economic message sharpens on health care, the economy, job creation, you'll see the race tighten.
- Have they been sharpening their pencils and drawing rectangles to take the average size car?
- From the moment their grans pop the first illicit chocolate button in their drooling mouths, children are hooked, and parental censure only sharpens their appetite.
- If all the procrastinator had left to do was to sharpen some pencils, no force on earth could get him do it.
- Hopefully it will have given them a taste for the game - it's great because it's the sort of game you can play until you're 100, and it sharpens your wits.
- So each one of these abilities is learned over the course of life and articulated, refined and sharpened as you go up the ladder.
- This is where the bile and the agony and the rage of rock and roll was sharpened and honed.
- She notes his hypocrisy, and he sharpens his tone.
- I have a feeling he's sharpening his pencil and pulling out the classified ads right about now.
- What he did do was provide Hatton with a granite block on which to sharpen his skills and hone his experience.
- There's something about this time of year that somehow sharpens the sense of sadness that seems part and parcel of the bitter-sweet experience of Christmas time.
- At this very moment, exam markers are sharpening their red pencils to ring such sloppiness.
- So sharpen your proverbial pencils and get scribbling, because it's your reviews that keep me writing.
- If you're still with me, be prepared to sharpen both your pencils and your little gray cells.
- It's never too early to start sharpening the insults and perfecting the ad hominem attacks.
- Does he pay attention or is he the one always out at the front of the class sharpening his pencil?
- It sharpens your thinking and improves your development.
2(make keener)(interest/feeling) agudizar(feeling/interest) avivar(appetite) abrir
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