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(for foot)calcetín masculinemedia feminine Latin Americaankle socks — soquetes masculine Southern Cone
- knee-length socks — medias hasta la rodilla
- The hallway was lined with black granite tiles and it felt slippery underneath my sock covered feet.
- The patient, who can use the device while sitting, places a cotton sock over his or her foot before the cuff is placed.
- His feet were now covered only by his wool socks, which would make less noise, but make footing slippery on the marble floor.
- I wear a bright orange fleece sweatshirt, some nylon running pants and wool socks.
- Wearing clean cotton socks will protect the feet from fungi living in your shoes.
- In the States, wool mittens and socks are sometimes used as adornments in wedding ceremonies.
- Dry your feet completely afterward, and wear cotton socks which let your feet breathe.
- In the evenings, my mother read to us, and we knitted socks and sweaters for my dad in the army, stoked the fire and listened to the radio, mainly to Children's Hour, and the news, of course.
- She had removed her black boots at the door and had thick wool socks on her feet.
- Cotton socks absorb moisture and keep feet drier than nylon socks.
- I've found that good quality wool socks from the Gap or even Target last a really long time and are both comfortable and stylish.
- Even with her wool sweaters, shirts, leggings, socks, and cloak, she was still cold.
- These boots will give a good grip on wet decks and worn with woollen thermal or neoprene socks will keep your feet as warm as toast.
- Madame Cholet, a kindly countrywoman who lived in the neighbouring house, knitted her woolly socks to keep her feet warm during pruning.
- On not so cold days you can use a cycling sock, colder days require an upgrade to cotton socks and on the coldest days you can go wool.
- Fleece picks up lint easily and a fleece garment washed with wool socks or terry towels will never look the same again.
- I had changed out of my uniform in grey sweats and a navy UCLA sweatshirt, with thick socks on my feet.
- In that case, you might want to check out the regular, non-contrast, Land's End cotton rag or wool rag socks.
- I put a dress over her hospital pajamas, socks on her feet, placed her in a chair and we had breakfast together.
- In more formal settings, black over-the-calf stretch nylon cotton or wool socks are fitting.
1.2(inner sole)plantilla feminine
2informal(punch)puñetazo masculinepiña feminine informaltrompada feminine South America informalcombo masculine Peru Chile informal
- Instead of a hard sock in the arm, he got a soft smack in the arm.
- Coming up from the minors is the right-handed-hitting Juan Uribe, who has good sock but can be undisciplined on breaking balls.
- I was treated to a sock on the jaw by the same thugs later that night.
- When he pulled up too hard on landing and porpoised into a stall the resulting crash hurt like a sock in the mouth.
- The Maus mounted a 128 mm main gun that would punch through enemy armor like a thrown sock punches through a wall made out of gelatin.
- If Martin can succeed, the lineup has enough sock elsewhere to cash in.
- Apparently, it was my sock that broke the belt, so in other words it was my fault.
3US informal(force)garra feminine
1pegarle un puñetazo apegarle una piña a informalpegarle una trompada a South America informalpegarle un combo a Peru Chile informalto sock sb one — darle una a algn informal
- The only thing that stopped him from socking Scott in the face was the fact that Jessi didn't look too happy.
- Predictions were a coastal storm would meet the kind of weather that socked the Midwest earlier in the week.
- Lanz was struck silent, and then socked Felix in the shoulder.
- I just hope he doesn't sock David on that heavily rouged jaw.
- With that Amanda socked Austin in the face and Erika punched Eric in the stomach.
- Rao, the seasoned drummer, unsheathes his mridangam (a south Indian drum) from its cloth case and tunes its upper head, socking its rawhide binding with a rock to change the pitch.
- My father turns around and Tristan socks him in the face.
- But this did nothing to stop Grant from fulfilling his end of the showdown; he socked Hearns with a straight right to the body and followed up with a left hook that must have made Hearns' cranium vibrate.
- I socked you in the nose because you deserved it!
- This produced the strange sensation of Jensen's head being rocked one way then the other as if being socked around each side of the head by twin sparring partners at the same instant.
- I punched him in the stomach before socking him in the eye.
- The guy protested and laid a hand on Novak - who responded by socking him and threatening to knock his teeth out.
- I would sock such people in the face, but my fingers are too cold even for that.
- In another incident, a gang member socked me in the face.
- ‘I feel like socking you one,’ I said, surprised that indeed, I really did.
- I woke up ready to face the day without feeling as if I'd been socked over the head.
- He says he socked a taxi inspector at the airport.
- He tapped Brett on the shoulder and socked one to him straight.
- So he did what most kids would do; he punched me in the eye, socked me in the stomach and stole my money.
- We're so close, that when he grabbed at the Ding Dong, I only socked him reasonably hard in the arm.
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