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
- He slipped, slewed, shimmied, and then gracefully rolled to a stop at the bottom.
- Additionally, when performing sharp lane changes at higher speeds, the car will have fewer tendencies to produce yaw; or to put it another way, it will not slew about as much.
- I thought I was in the clear when I felt and heard a ‘thud,’ and the jet slewed to the right.
- The ship was blown over to a constant list of between 5-10°, and waves occasionally slewed in through the ports, sloshing along the starboard deck and then out again somewhere near the stern.
- As I looked back, I thought a train had just slewed across the down line.
- White water poured over the sides of the raft which now was slewing down the wave, broadside into a maelstrom.
- Brakes strident, slewing to one side like a crippled ocean liner, I'd found myself pulling over to pick him up.
- Jack slammed on the brakes and slewed to a stop in a cloud of dust.
- It travels another mile before it begins to slew out of control.
- The pipe music shrilled suddenly around her, seeming to come from the bushes at her very feet, and at the same moment the great beast slewed round and bore directly down upon her.
- As soon as it touched the ground, the other engine cut out and the plane slewed off the runway before coming to rest on the grass.
- The racer slued to the side and hit a ditch that Brent had not seen.
- On my daily commute, I have seen so many instances of bad driving by mobile phone users, from never indicating to slewing all over the road, that it is beyond all doubt that drivers using mobile phones are a menace.
- Opal laughed again and let loose a cannonade of bullets, all steel-tipped for the armor of the truck, and stood his ground as the truck continued to slew towards him.
- My thoughts flickered back to the night, headlights slewing across the dark tarmac, the body sprawled like a broken bird.
- Its head slewed back, breaking the contact that it needed to feed.
- After his maligned defence had slewed apart in the opener against Sweden, he spent so much time restoring their shape that they are now among the most solid in the tournament.
- No sooner had I closed my notebook on it pending a future revision and expansion than the wind slewed round, gathered breath, and commenced to blow.
- As the waiting travellers watched in frozen horror, it slewed crazily to one side as it carried on towards them, wrecking the parapets and heading broadside for the station.
- It slewed to the right as it came to a halt, just yards from the neighbouring golf course.
1a (whole) slew of people/letters — un montón de gente/cartas informal
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- None of the batsmen could top 31, and a slew of single-digit scores saw them slump to 107 all out.
- But this complicates the question as much as it clarifies it, because ‘war’ also involves a slew of protections.
- We'll have a slew of major establishment players running simply because it's ‘their time to run.’
- A slew of elementary-school field trippers trekked through the exhibits last week, along with hard-core history buffs from the surrounding area.
- 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.
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