In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1masculine disparomasculine tiromasculine balazomasculine cañonazoshe fired three shots — disparó tres veces
- a shot across the bows — un cañonazo de advertencia
- an exchange of shots — un tiroteo
- a shot in the dark — un palo de ciego
- like a shot
- if they offered it to me, I'd take it like a shot — si me lo ofrecieran, no dudaría un minuto en aceptarlo
- she was off like a shot — salió como un bólido
- he was there like a shot — en medio minuto se plantó allí
- to call the shots — tener la última palabra
- to have a shot in the/one's locker — tener una carta en la manga
- the government still has some shots (left) in its locker — al gobierno aún le queda alguna carta / baza por jugar
- He dodged the anti-fighter cannon shots coming from the surface of the frigate.
- She held a musket and fired several shots, each hitting their marks.
- As the bandit was fleeing, Boodram reportedly pulled out a licensed firearm and fired several shots.
- On seeing the weapon the men fled, firing three shots.
- Even for the regular troops, single shots are now favored over emptying a 30 round magazine with fully automatic fire.
- Before the Hmong came to America, the death of a family member was announced by firing three shots into the air.
- He is not counting his shots, just firing as fast as he can to stop the deadly thing that is coming toward him.
- Cursing himself for being so stupid, Bryce took aim and fired a single shot at the man's left leg.
- Therefore in one moment the commandos may eliminate an enemy guard without firing a single shot.
- The last images Dana captured on tape depict a U.S. tank coming toward him firing several shots.
- Witnesses told officers that the youths had fled the scene on a motorcycle after firing five shots.
- Consider firing warning shots, or shoot to disable the vehicle if the threat persists.
- The gunmen on foot then proceeded to the swimming pool, where a party was going on, and fired several shots.
- Carter recommended firing two aimed shots to establish where the rifle is hitting.
- Indonesian police fired warning shots, tear gas and water cannon to try and disperse the crowd.
- The firing squad usually fires at least three shots - at the neck, waist and ankle, he said.
- In fact, it turns out that her weapon jammed and she didn't fire a single shot.
- They use hunting rifles and home-made pistols that fire a single shot.
- When he didn't hear a single shot fired, Ben chanced a look behind him and saw Jen running after him.
- And the cannon shots accompanying the cremations are enough to give one a heart attack.
1.2(marksman)a good/poor shot — un buen/mal tirador
- he's no shot: he can't hit anything — tiene muy mala puntería; nunca da en el blanco
2.1(attempt, try)it costs $50 a shot — son 50 dólares por vez
- shot at sth/ -ing
- I'd like another shot at it — me gustaría volver a intentarlo / volver a hacer la tentativa
- she had another shot at convincing them — nuevamente trató de convencerlos
- have a shot at it — haz la prueba
- he gave it his best shot — lo hizo lo mejor que pudo
- He was struggling to meet math requirements needed to have a shot at the Naval Academy.
- If everything went well on this job, it could all be over and he might even have a shot at a normal life again.
- So, Taylor and the running game should have a shot at making yards in the middle this time.
- Kids are being invited to a road safety day to have a shot at winning a bike.
- Fred Barnes argues in the Weekly Standard that the Democrats have a shot at a Senate takeover.
- I'm just happy to have a shot at playing in the NFL and am thrilled that everybody wants to talk to me.
- You don't even have a shot at making something good if you don't sit down and give it a try.
- All I had to do was put it on the green, and I would have a shot at winning something.
- Despite their losses, Brower still thinks his team will have a shot at a repeat title.
- As the play-offs approach, all teams have a shot at winning the championship.
- Six pitchers, possibly more, have a shot at winning the fourth or fifth starting job.
- Whatever people say about their team, all we know is we have a shot at making history.
- To have a shot at winning the prizes all you have to do is give us the right answer to this question.
- This is the kind of seat Democrats must win if they are to have a shot at regaining control of the House.
- Our game plan is to race heads-up because we want everyone to have a shot at the title.
- If the Supreme Court pulls the plug it will be tough, but you have some time and you actually have a shot at this.
- In a perfect world, nearly every track on this album would have a shot at the top of the charts.
- We never dreamed we would have a shot at playing anywhere but a local party.
- We do have a shot at winning every time.
- But in the same interview he cast doubt on whether he even wanted to have a shot at the Breakfast Show.
2.2(chance)an 8 to 1 shot — una probabilidad entre 8
- a long shot
- it's a very long shot, but it might just work — es una posibilidad muy remota pero quizás resulte
- not by a long shot — ni por asomo
- he's not as good as she is, not by a long shot — él no es, ni por asomo, tan bueno como ella
- You can photograph lightning day or night, though night shots are generally more productive.
- You actually have time to frame your shots without jockeying for position with all the other shutterbugs.
- More commonly, if you want close-up shots, you'll have to work from a distance using a telephoto lens.
- The flakes were falling lightly and the photographer took several shots of Ally and Trent trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues.
- I think she was pleased to have her tree photographed there, though, but tried her best to be out of shot.
- I especially like the fact that your full-size shots are clear and crisp.
- The pinks, yellows, golds, and reds of dusk and dawn are hallmarks of his work and make Rowell's shots instantly recognizable.
- In the same frame as Akayesu's photograph is a shot of Prosper taken earlier in the trial.
- At a team practice, a local photographer snaps some shots of her which he hopes to sell on the open market.
- He told me he would be in touch next week, to follow up on the story and to arrange a visit from a photographer to get some shots of me at my computer.
- Have the assistant who will fire the trigger, out of camera shot on the ground.
- Expect to see more nice pictures of unmanned missiles slamming into things without any people in camera shot.
- The most important thing that you should know about sharpness is to use a good tripod for all of your shots as well as using a cable release.
- She quickly progresses from poorly framed out-of-focus shots to contest-winning photos.
- He enjoyed photography and liked to take still life shots and photographs of the countryside.
- The following advice should help you in taking shots at the concert.
- McClean then walks out of camera shot and you can hear the sound of McClean knocking Kamara's lights out.
- I was wondering if I should include these shots in a submission?
- The photographer took the shot from a closer angle, or maybe used a zoom of some kind.
- Even if the flash is powerful enough for wider shots, it only washes away the colorful artificial lighting.
- Photographers snapped shots of her that would be sure to make headlines.
- Perched on the roof of an NBC news truck, a photographer snapped shots as marchers passed by.
- In fact all of his projects are very nice - I even liked the fashion shots!
- Even the most amateur of photographers can snap perfect shots in this idyllic place.
- Perhaps there is an unsightly electricity pylon just out of camera shot?
3.2Cinematoma femininelocation shots — exteriores
- His latest film contains only 39 shots during its 145 minute running time.
- Is there really a need for slow motion shots of him running with an American flag?
- Her walk down the barge may be one of the most memorable shots in film history.
- Then, on the next day, we would come back with the actors and film the interior car shots with them driving.
- The problem is that he has four shots from the film, and is at the moment trying to decide which one to use.
- Many of the film's interior shots are shadowy, with most of the lighting provided by glowing fireplaces, and these scenes looked very warm.
- Often animated images are composited with live-action footage within a shot.
- The two men watch and analyze several key shots and sequences from Scott's film.
- Elephant is filmed entirely in fluid long takes and sequence shots.
- The film begins with aerial shots of the crowded city while the homeless talk about the reasons they ended up on the streets.
- Just compare the shots from the film with the paintings of Carl David Friedrich.
- It is really the exterior shots and fight sequences which give the film its scope and grandeur.
- I used a video camera and grabbed the shots, then arranged them as a storyboard.
- For the most part, the shots in the film were well composed and mostly pleasant to look at.
- I did find it interesting that the 1979 shots were filmed in Vancouver, Canada.
- The shots of this film are arbitrarily put together with no rhyme or reason, creating haphazard action that is barely cogent.
- This is a very dark film, and some shots seemed a tad bit soft, but overall the transfer is very nice.
- The opening shots of the film show, in long-shot, a lone rider moving through the empty desert.
- One of the best shots in the film is of a church spire which pans up to reveal the minaret of the mosque just behind.
- Indeed elegance is the last thing you might have expected from the opening shots of the film.
4.1(projectile)proyectil masculinebala feminine
- They were made of wrought iron strips bound together with hoops and fired stone shot.
4.2also lead shot(pellets)perdigones
4.3(used in shotput)bala femininepeso masculine Spainto put the shot — lanzar el peso Spain
- I practised throwing the shot in the orchard and I ran the 800m to national standard.
- Right before you get ready to throw the shot, take a deep breath in and let it out.
- These are things that are not going to allow you to repeat and throw a good shot.
5masculine disparomasculine tiromasculine chutmasculine chutemasculine tirofeminine tiradamasculine tiro
- What follows is one of the most famous shots in golf history and almost certainly the tournament clincher.
- He sets up scenes of surreal brilliance, like the estranged husband practising tennis shots in an empty swimming pool, while his wife entertains her masseur in the bedroom.
- His refusal to go down often results in defenders getting extra shots at the ball.
- Rallies last far longer than in tennis - about 10 shots more on average - and the shuttle is in play for roughly double the time.
- During afternoons in the school year, when the weather was good, I hit hundreds of nine-iron shots on a football field near our home.
6.1(injection)inyección femininea shot in the arm — una ayuda
- Immunization shots and antiviral drugs are apparently not plentiful enough to withstand a pandemic.
- The best thing you can do for your pet, besides vaccinations and rabies shots, is to have it neutered or spayed.
- First, a single vaccination generates only a small amount of immunity and booster shots are needed to build up immunity to protective levels.
- Your baby will also get most of the same shots that other babies get.
- This is because your child might need extra vaccine shots depending on the country or state you will be visiting.
- At the medical complex nearby, clinical shots - immunity boosters mainly - were being administered.
- Our voice can encourage a fragile senior to get a flu shot or pneumococcal vaccine.
- Norman was given the complete series of eight shots of the vaccine before deploying to the Gulf in 2000.
- Most adults don't realize they still need shots.
- I had been to this region not that long ago, so I'd received some of my immunization shots.
- The government has confirmed that it is to stockpile two million shots of the vaccine against the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
- The biggest problem people have is usually some tenderness at the site of the vaccination, but flu shots absolutely don't cause the flu.
- When I had to go to the free clinic for vaccine shots, I had to memorize my fake social security number.
- The current vaccine involves six shots with yearly boosters.
- Travel vaccines are shots you get before you travel to another country.
- Communities around the country coming up with some creative ways to try and give away some of these flu vaccine shots.
- Also make sure you're up-to-date on your tetanus booster shots, and ask your doctor about being vaccinated for hepatitis B.
- You may want to ask about flu shots or the vaccination for pneumonia.
- As we reported, the two main suppliers of flu vaccine for shots in this country today said they simply can't keep up with demand.
- They would be the first children to get the shots since routine vaccination ended in 1972.
6.2(of drink)poquito masculine
- Years ago I sometimes had fun in rooms like these, sitting on stacks of firewood and drinking shots of whiskey with friends.
- This gadget is designed to turn a shot of spirits into a mist that is inhaled rather than sipped and savored.
- He drank a shot of brown liquid quickly, feeling the burning sensation slide down his throat.
- The two men were soon well on their way to getting seriously drunk, downing shots of tequila with beer chasers one after another.
- The Duke was seated on the chair when Mark came and handed him a shot of whisky.
- Unlike last time, however, I wasn't dumb enough to drink tequila shots.
- Mix a shot of vodka or tequila into a glass of water and gargle to help numb a sore throat or eliminate tooth pain.
- They drank twelve-dollar shots of brandy at a fine hotel bar.
- When he was 10, he found his parents' stash of vodka, and drank a couple of shots.
- One winter they ran out of beer, so people were drinking shots of whiskey with red-wine chasers.
- We reminisced and drank shots for a half hour or so.
- Harmony, Jack, and Choo were all circled around the table taking shots of whiskey.
- Kendall ignored her last comment, but turned to Sandy who was downing his third shot of whiskey.
- This happens when alcohol is added to a non-alcoholic drink, or when an alcoholic drink has shots of spirits added without the person requesting it.
- While having a shot of whiskey, they talk about their moonshine operation.
- A drink is defined as a glass of wine, a bottle of beer, or a shot of distilled spirits.
- You can choose to have a pint of Guinness or a shot of whiskey in one of Dublin's many pubs!
- Bartenders will drink a shot, and then replace it with an equal amount of water.
- The tall frosty drink was loaded with fresh peach pulp and a shot of vodka.
- Then we ordered shots of whiskey to drink with our beer.
1(variegated)shot silk — seda tornasolada feminine
- her hair was already shot with grey — ya tenía el pelo entrecano
2(pervaded, permeated)to be shot through with sth — estar plagado de algo
- the whole argument was shot through with inconsistencies — todo el razonamiento estaba plagado de faltas de coherencia
3USinformal(worn-out)deshechohecho polvo informal
4Britishinformal(rid)to get shot of sth/sb — deshacerse de algo/algn
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