In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Medicineespasmo masculineto go into spasm — contraerse espasmódicamente
- He twitched on the ground, spasms running through his body.
- When I released her, her body convulsed with spasms of pain.
- So much tension brought on spasms of stomach cramps.
- Isaac's body jerked, gave a few spasms, twitched a couple times, and got up off the floor.
- The disease is characterized by a gradual increase in skeletal muscle rigidity and muscle spasm.
- The most severe cases involve intense spasms in which the muscles contract to protect the joint.
- Muscle cramping is a painful, involuntary muscle spasm that regularly frustrates athletes.
- It seemed he was having violent spasms and convulsing.
- The main symptom of a slipped disc is sudden, excruciating back pain with severe back muscle spasm.
- She has occasional painful muscle spasms in her chest - but her consultant is confident everything is settling down well.
- Frank's hands jerked in a spasm, his palms sweaty in the enclosure of his shirt.
- He was shuddering uncontrollably and his body was racked with spasms.
- Heat is often used after the first 24 to 48 hours to reduce pain, relieve muscle spasm, and improve local blood flow.
- The spasms had subsided into shivering that came and went with some regularity.
- I was stunned by the sudden pain spasms that quaked straight through my spinal cord and nerves.
- Nitrates have also been shown to relieve coronary spasm.
- Her body jerked once and rigid spasms shook her.
- The reasons were unknown, but onlookers seem to agree it looked like convulsions or spasms.
- The ride home was fairly uneventful, except when Nick started having a sneezing spasm, and mom totally freaked out.
- Her body convulsed into spasms and the twitching got worse as the situation got worse.
- She was curled into a foetal position, her body jerking as fresh spasms of pain hit her.
- The slightest movement would send it into spasms.
- As he twisted around to glance at the television news, his back went into spasm.
2(sudden burst)ataque masculineacceso masculinea spasm of coughing/pain — un ataque / acceso de tos/dolor
- spasms of laughter — ataques / accesos de risa
- in a spasm of rage/enthusiasm — en un arrebato de ira/entusiasmo
- in spasms — a rachas
- The man burst into a quick spasm of crude laughter and then quickly fell silent.
- The Pritzkers can only hope that all their current troubles will be fleeting, a brief spasm rather than the beginning of a decline in their fortunes.
- Most intriguing on these two brief noise spasms is lead singer Beverly's grating howl.
- Swanson's hit-and-miss lyrics, combined with the spasms and outbursts of the moog keyboard, completed the bands' sound.
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