In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to slew the car/boat around / round — dar la vuelta
- she slewed the car to the right to avoid the child — dio un giro brusco a la derecha para esquivar al niño
1(skid)patinarthe car slewed to the left — el coche dio un giro brusco a la izquierda
1a (whole) slew of people/letters — una pila de gente/cartas South America informal
- None of the batsmen could top 31, and a slew of single-digit scores saw them slump to 107 all out.
- A slew of elementary-school field trippers trekked through the exhibits last week, along with hard-core history buffs from the surrounding area.
- We'll have a slew of major establishment players running simply because it's ‘their time to run.’
- Every few minutes whistles sounded and the workers left the hill as a slew of garbage came raining down, erecting the pile higher again.
- Gates offers a slew of models for redistributing wealth and reclaiming natural resources.
- As you can see from a slew of the posts below, there's just no end of scandals, investigations and - generally speaking - muck to be raked nowadays.
- And then all of a sudden we had a slew of defectors come out in the mid- and late 1990s and what they told us was that everything that we had thought was wrong.
- But this complicates the question as much as it clarifies it, because ‘war’ also involves a slew of protections.
- Throughout college, I had a slew of unpaid internships.
- Normally there would have been a slew of scores around 37-35 but under the wet conditions, the ball just did not travel as most expected.
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