In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(from gun, rifle) disparo masculine(from gun, rifle) tiro masculine(from gun, rifle) balazo masculine(from cannon) cañonazo masculineshe fired three shots — disparó tres veces
- an exchange of shots — un tiroteo
- to have a shot in the/one's locker — tener una baza guardada
- the government still has some shots (left) in its locker — al gobierno aún le queda alguna carta / baza por jugar
- 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.
- 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.
- And the cannon shots accompanying the cremations are enough to give one a heart attack.
- He dodged the anti-fighter cannon shots coming from the surface of the frigate.
- Therefore in one moment the commandos may eliminate an enemy guard without firing a single shot.
- 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.
- The firing squad usually fires at least three shots - at the neck, waist and ankle, he said.
- Witnesses told officers that the youths had fled the scene on a motorcycle after firing five shots.
- He is not counting his shots, just firing as fast as he can to stop the deadly thing that is coming toward him.
- Before the Hmong came to America, the death of a family member was announced by firing three shots into the air.
- 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.
- 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.
- The last images Dana captured on tape depict a U.S. tank coming toward him firing several shots.
- When he didn't hear a single shot fired, Ben chanced a look behind him and saw Jen running after him.
- Cursing himself for being so stupid, Bryce took aim and fired a single shot at the man's left leg.
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
2.1informal (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
- Fred Barnes argues in the Weekly Standard that the Democrats have a shot at a Senate takeover.
- Our game plan is to race heads-up because we want everyone to have a shot at the title.
- You don't even have a shot at making something good if you don't sit down and give it a try.
- As the play-offs approach, all teams have a shot at winning the championship.
- Whatever people say about their team, all we know is we have a shot at making history.
- We never dreamed we would have a shot at playing anywhere but a local party.
- Six pitchers, possibly more, have a shot at winning the fourth or fifth starting job.
- Despite their losses, Brower still thinks his team will have a shot at a repeat title.
- But in the same interview he cast doubt on whether he even wanted to have a shot at the Breakfast Show.
- To have a shot at winning the prizes all you have to do is give us the right answer to this question.
- In a perfect world, nearly every track on this album would have a shot at the top of the charts.
- I'm just happy to have a shot at playing in the NFL and am thrilled that everybody wants to talk to me.
- He was struggling to meet math requirements needed to have a shot at the Naval Academy.
- All I had to do was put it on the green, and I would have a shot at winning something.
- 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.
- We do have a shot at winning every time.
- This is the kind of seat Democrats must win if they are to have a shot at regaining control of the House.
- If the Supreme Court pulls the plug it will be tough, but you have some time and you actually have a shot at this.
- If everything went well on this job, it could all be over and he might even have a shot at a normal life again.
2.2informal (chance)an 8 to 1 shot — una probabilidad entre 8
- She quickly progresses from poorly framed out-of-focus shots to contest-winning photos.
- More commonly, if you want close-up shots, you'll have to work from a distance using a telephoto lens.
- You can photograph lightning day or night, though night shots are generally more productive.
- In the same frame as Akayesu's photograph is a shot of Prosper taken earlier in the trial.
- 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.
- Even if the flash is powerful enough for wider shots, it only washes away the colorful artificial lighting.
- You actually have time to frame your shots without jockeying for position with all the other shutterbugs.
- He enjoyed photography and liked to take still life shots and photographs of the countryside.
- The pinks, yellows, golds, and reds of dusk and dawn are hallmarks of his work and make Rowell's shots instantly recognizable.
- Have the assistant who will fire the trigger, out of camera shot on the ground.
- McClean then walks out of camera shot and you can hear the sound of McClean knocking Kamara's lights out.
- Perched on the roof of an NBC news truck, a photographer snapped shots as marchers passed by.
- The photographer took the shot from a closer angle, or maybe used a zoom of some kind.
- At a team practice, a local photographer snaps some shots of her which he hopes to sell on the open market.
- 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.
- The following advice should help you in taking shots at the concert.
- Photographers snapped shots of her that would be sure to make headlines.
- In fact all of his projects are very nice - I even liked the fashion shots!
- I think she was pleased to have her tree photographed there, though, but tried her best to be out of shot.
- Even the most amateur of photographers can snap perfect shots in this idyllic place.
- I especially like the fact that your full-size shots are clear and crisp.
- Expect to see more nice pictures of unmanned missiles slamming into things without any people in camera shot.
- Perhaps there is an unsightly electricity pylon just out of camera shot?
- I was wondering if I should include these shots in a submission?
- The flakes were falling lightly and the photographer took several shots of Ally and Trent trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues.
3.2Cinematoma femininelocation shots — exteriores masculine
- Then, on the next day, we would come back with the actors and film the interior car shots with them driving.
- The two men watch and analyze several key shots and sequences from Scott's film.
- 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.
- His latest film contains only 39 shots during its 145 minute running time.
- The problem is that he has four shots from the film, and is at the moment trying to decide which one to use.
- Indeed elegance is the last thing you might have expected from the opening shots of the film.
- Many of the film's interior shots are shadowy, with most of the lighting provided by glowing fireplaces, and these scenes looked very warm.
- Her walk down the barge may be one of the most memorable shots in film history.
- I did find it interesting that the 1979 shots were filmed in Vancouver, Canada.
- For the most part, the shots in the film were well composed and mostly pleasant to look at.
- This is a very dark film, and some shots seemed a tad bit soft, but overall the transfer is very nice.
- Is there really a need for slow motion shots of him running with an American flag?
- It is really the exterior shots and fight sequences which give the film its scope and grandeur.
- Just compare the shots from the film with the paintings of Carl David Friedrich.
- The opening shots of the film show, in long-shot, a lone rider moving through the empty desert.
- The shots of this film are arbitrarily put together with no rhyme or reason, creating haphazard action that is barely cogent.
- The film begins with aerial shots of the crowded city while the homeless talk about the reasons they ended up on the streets.
- Elephant is filmed entirely in fluid long takes and sequence shots.
- Often animated images are composited with live-action footage within a shot.
- I used a video camera and grabbed the shots, then arranged them as a storyboard.
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 masculine
4.3(used in shotput)bala femininepeso masculine Spainto put the shot — lanzar la bala
- These are things that are not going to allow you to repeat and throw a good shot.
- 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.
5(in soccer) disparo masculine(in soccer) tiro masculine(in soccer) chut masculine(in soccer) chute masculine(in basketball) tiro masculine(in basketball) tirada feminine(in golf, tennis) tiro masculine
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- What follows is one of the most famous shots in golf history and almost certainly the tournament clincher.
- Immunization shots and antiviral drugs are apparently not plentiful enough to withstand a pandemic.
- Most adults don't realize they still need shots.
- 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.
- The biggest problem people have is usually some tenderness at the site of the vaccination, but flu shots absolutely don't cause the flu.
- Travel vaccines are shots you get before you travel to another country.
- 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.
- When I had to go to the free clinic for vaccine shots, I had to memorize my fake social security number.
- First, a single vaccination generates only a small amount of immunity and booster shots are needed to build up immunity to protective levels.
- This is because your child might need extra vaccine shots depending on the country or state you will be visiting.
- The current vaccine involves six shots with yearly boosters.
- You may want to ask about flu shots or the vaccination for pneumonia.
- Communities around the country coming up with some creative ways to try and give away some of these flu vaccine shots.
- I had been to this region not that long ago, so I'd received some of my immunization shots.
- The best thing you can do for your pet, besides vaccinations and rabies shots, is to have it neutered or spayed.
- The government has confirmed that it is to stockpile two million shots of the vaccine against the H5N1 strain of bird flu.
- They would be the first children to get the shots since routine vaccination ended in 1972.
- Norman was given the complete series of eight shots of the vaccine before deploying to the Gulf in 2000.
- Also make sure you're up-to-date on your tetanus booster shots, and ask your doctor about being vaccinated for hepatitis B.
- Your baby will also get most of the same shots that other babies get.
6.2(of drink)poquito masculine
- 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.
- 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.
- A drink is defined as a glass of wine, a bottle of beer, or a shot of distilled spirits.
- Then we ordered shots of whiskey to drink with our beer.
- They drank twelve-dollar shots of brandy at a fine hotel bar.
- We reminisced and drank shots for a half hour or so.
- This gadget is designed to turn a shot of spirits into a mist that is inhaled rather than sipped and savored.
- Harmony, Jack, and Choo were all circled around the table taking shots of whiskey.
- The Duke was seated on the chair when Mark came and handed him a shot of whisky.
- Kendall ignored her last comment, but turned to Sandy who was downing his third shot of whiskey.
- You can choose to have a pint of Guinness or a shot of whiskey in one of Dublin's many pubs!
- The two men were soon well on their way to getting seriously drunk, downing shots of tequila with beer chasers one after another.
- Unlike last time, however, I wasn't dumb enough to drink tequila shots.
- He drank a shot of brown liquid quickly, feeling the burning sensation slide down his throat.
- One winter they ran out of beer, so people were drinking shots of whiskey with red-wine chasers.
- Mix a shot of vodka or tequila into a glass of water and gargle to help numb a sore throat or eliminate tooth pain.
- While having a shot of whiskey, they talk about their moonshine operation.
- Years ago I sometimes had fun in rooms like these, sitting on stacks of firewood and drinking shots of whiskey with friends.
- When he was 10, he found his parents' stash of vodka, and drank a couple of shots.
1.1(variegated)shot silk — seda tornasolada feminine
- her hair was already shot with grey — ya tenía el pelo entrecano
- His hair was shot with gray all over.
- The light streaming through the leaves of the oak tree is shot with yellow and gold.
- The back is greenish and the sides silvery, shot with blue and pink.
- We came to the small medieval town of Orchha as the sun was sinking from a pink and grey sky shot with golden threads.
- Sometimes they were shot with streaks of ultramarine, or they lit up the sea like jade.
1.2(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
- Pipes's book is shot through with essentialism and questionable generalizations.
- On the contrary, the novel is shot through with an admiration for men who eschew that label and behave in a traditionally masculine fashion.
- Some of the songs are shot through with what seems like a deliberately ambiguous approach.
- Yet she returns from these states of self-hypnosis riven with supernatural pleasure and shot through with natural pain.
- Debate on this question in the United States today is shot through with deeply utilitarian premises.
- The novels are shot through with a Burkean fear of enlightenment rationalism.
- Recollected Work is shot through with ambivalence about the undertaking.
- But, you know, you're right that her case is shot through with inconsistencies.
- The Other Side, shot through with religious imagery, suggests that Hillman's searching soul has found peace at last.
- This distressing subject aside, the book is shot through with Connolly's inimitable humour and even in print he has the ability to render you helpless with laughter.
2US informal(worn-out)deshechohecho polvo informal
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