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(act)to give sth a spin — hacer girar algo
- I'll give his new hit a spin later — dentro de un rato les voy a pasar su último hit
1.2(in washing machine)(program/speed) de centrifugadogive the sheets a spin — centrifuga las sábanas
- this load's on its final spin — esta carga está en el último ciclo de centrifugado
- In skating, this pre-stretching of the muscles is used in jumps, spins and turns.
- I can understand your role in putting a positive spin on what Government is doing in fighting crime, but why is it we are not seeing the tangible results of these moves on the ground?
- Tiffani and John do theirs, and we progress through all the jumps and spins.
- And even if I come off wrong, I still have to go through the motions of the spin, but I know that I'm going to fall.
- Sans its right engine, the skimmer shot hard to the right, and the rider swerved left to avoid it as it whirled in a sickening spin and crashed to the ground.
- I took a bit more time to fool around flying the chute, doing turns and spins, and also having a better look around.
- I kept on skating ahead of him, gathering more and more momentum and doing a complex combination of twirls, spins, and turns.
- Why were the results from these studies presented with such a positive spin on tight blood glucose control when the results seem to show a benefit of metformin over sulphonylureas and insulin?
- Despite efforts to put a positive spin on the outcome, the only concrete decision was that negotiations would continue.
- Two weeks prior to this accident I carried out a maintenance test flight on a military trainer that included several multi turn full spins and recoveries.
- The Conference of Mayors made a somewhat bizarre attempt to put a positive spin on the survey's findings.
- Finally, the word went out to the judges that well executed spins should be properly rewarded.
- Starting with the German Wheel act, Canadian Shayne Courtright deftly balanced himself in his spins, turns, twists of a wheel without losing ground.
- He paced around the baseline, trying different spins and strokes as if running some sort of advanced testing programme.
- So ultimately, there is a positive spin to this news item.
- Caught between two rebellions, one inside and one outside the conference centre, officials sought to put a positive spin on the events.
- Riders are judged on tricks which include spins, loops and jumps - as high as 50 ft off the water.
- To topple their rivals, Zhao dreams of launching Shen into mid-air with the spin to whirl an additional 360 degrees and still touch down in stride.
- But if they are of the mind to, they can read it with a positive spin.
- Much of the source material was from economic development agencies and while they may have presented a positive spin about its plans, each region was tested in the same way.
- We should see lots of winding hip movements, turns and plenty of spins.
- He was inclined to put the best spin on any socialist initiative.
- As a fired bullet travels through the barrel, the grooves guide the bullet and give it a rapid spin.
- Mr. Callaghan has taught me how important spins and connecting steps are in addition to high quality jumps in a program.
- Although some may protest about ‘sexing up’ poor performance data, ‘creative accounting’ adds a positive spin.
- And if, for once, their clubs don't do the talking, rest assured they will still put a favourable spin on things when they enter the media arena.
- This affects the action of the blades in spins and jumps.
- In the free skating discipline, a skater performs jumps, spins, and free skating movements.
- It took me five weeks of intensive training to learn 10 cabaret dance numbers, double spins on two-inch heels, but I got it in the end.
- I flew across the ice doing various jumps, spins, and dance steps.
- Some boards like to put a positive spin on it as they did when I was on the board of trustees for a very large girls school.
- Overall, Karaoke Revolution is a creative spin on the rhythm genre.
- In the field were a mass of tables and charts and diagrams, explanations of things people had done in years past, trying to put a new spin on old information.
- Children in rural Cambodia put a new spin on information technology and bikers get in on the act too.
- Not to put too fine a point on it, this is the positive spin to which the nation is entitled to cling, for the moment at least, with Scotland lying third in a bunched-up table.
- I suppose if we put a positive spin on things, if the 3.73 was outperformed by the 3.46, we'd have some real problems.
- It was a simple spin to turn his back toward the assassin.
- This leaves room for some to develop a meritocratic spin on the capitalist system.
- National Geographic magazine has only presented the positive spin about the dating methods.
(on ball)efecto masculinechanfle masculine Latin Americato put spin on the ball — darle chanfle a la pelota Latin America
- If we made a change to the ball's spin rate, for example, that would give some players an advantage over others.
- Even a slightly damp clubface hinders your ability to impart spin on the ball, reducing your ability to draw and fade the shot on command.
- The rifled portion of the tube imparts spin to the projectile increasing stability in flight.
- For me the star attraction of the team was the mystery spinner from Australia, Jack Iverson, who took to cricket after practising spin with a table tennis ball.
- Because the ground ball's spin caused it to move away from Tejada, he dived after it.
- And what that does is that again adds greater spin to the ball.
- They put on a demonstration match for pupils at each school, showing some of the techniques, such as ball spin, involved in playing table tennis.
- Though someone like Kumble might be a glorious exception, spinners need to flight the ball to achieve spin, unless they are bowling on a vicious turner.
- This gives him momentum and sets him up for the moment of delivery, when his unusually supple wrists impart prodigious spin to the ball.
- The scientists hope the findings will be used to fine-tune the aerodynamics of soccer balls and to design boots that impart spin to the ball more effectively.
- It might, except that the heavy right spin placed on the cue ball imparts a small amount of left spin to the object ball.
- There is a persisting myth in Indian cricket that spin is more important than pace.
- Muralitharan's injured left shoulder is recovering by the day and, according to Whatmore, he is imparting as much spin as ever.
- This spin on the ball causes it to travel in a straighter line.
- The physics of this action will impart right to-left spin on the ball and produce a soft draw.
- The difficulty of landing the power meter within the sweet spot AND putting spin on the ball is nice, but it can be difficult.
- The clubface will be closing when it contacts the ball, imparting right-to-left spin.
- He also showed tighter spin on his breaking ball.
- So just as a leg spinner imparts spin through the wrist action so does Muralitharan.
- Some rotation of the wrist may be required in order to impart a slight carrying spin to get it into the basket.
2.1(of aircraft)barrena femininecaída en espiral feminineto go into a spin — entrar en barrena literal
- to be in a (flat) spin — estar muy confuso / confundido
- The spin was recoverable but a great deal of altitude was lost in the recovery process and the Allies would later prey upon this weakness.
- When the pilot attempted to fly in a vertical direction to create a stall, the aircraft was forced into a spin.
- The strange characteristic about an inverted spin, according to one pilot, is that yaw is opposite to roll and can be quite disorienting.
- I continued to climb but saw the turn indicator go hard right and the altimeter unwinding - ingredients for an involuntary spin.
- Controls were also reported to be heavy when flying at high speeds, or at the beginning of a spin or snap roll.
- His brother was an airplane pilot, and one day he was out solo, got into a spin, apparently couldn't recover, and went in with the airplane.
- One of my classmates and his instructor could not get the plane out of a spin during practice and both bailed out.
- The pilots were shot and killed instantly and had slumped over the controls, sending the plane into a spin.
- The airplane spin is one of Bryan Danielson's most devastating moves.
- The aircraft then assumed a slightly nose high attitude, snap rolled, and entered a spin before disappearing from sight.
- An airplane in a spin does not gain airspeed and its rate of descent is relatively slow.
- The Texan then entered a spin, descended rapidly and collided with the ground.
- I had a great time for myself, doing all the stunts and get into some funny positions and finally when trying to do two rolls at the top of a loop, the plane went into an outside spin.
- He thought the aircraft was going almost straight down during the spin.
- Our instructor took each of us up to demonstrate how to pull out of a spin.
- Somehow, he managed to come out of the spin and slow his speed to from hypersonic to subsonic.
- A couple of minutes before landing, the helicopter goes into a spin, and the ground seems to be coming up pretty fast.
2.2Motor Vehiclestrompo masculinehe went into a spin on lap 16 — sufrió un trompo en la vuelta 16
- He makes trouble for Mathieu, even ‘borrowing’ his Volvo for a spin through town.
- Look out for the MF03 Mini sponsored by Williams, taking a spin through the town with our models.
- But, from the gently used lot, there is no chance you'd plop down your thousands for a ride you hadn't taken for a spin.
- PAUL KIRKWOOD takes a spin through the Sherwood Pines after his first choice of ride went pop…
- A day at Dublin Zoo, a trip to Mount Usher and even a spin on the new Luas and around the rejuvenated city centre was most enjoyable for all.
- I can see how hard it would be for him to resist the temptation to take a little spin, and he must have thought he could drive it, because he's taking driving lessons.
- Unable to wait, though, we got some golfers to take MobiGolf round Turnberry for a test spin.
- This Saturday, take a spin through the eight tour venues and see how it's being done.
- We continued our driving tour with a little spin through downtown and up Yonge Street before we turned east on Bloor Street.
- Keep in mind that most offices require boat renters to attend training before they're allowed to take the boat out for a spin.
- I'll gladly swap my Teacup ride for a spin on the Waltzer, but I'll keep my Teacup repeat rider ticket in my wallet, just in case.
- In this game, you get to strap into a NASCAR ride and take it for a spin against 24 other drivers.
- We took the DA - 9000 for a long spin and found it to be a less than smooth ride.
- Today, you can not only take a virtual spin in an Express LT - you can also drive the real thing.
- Plus there were the ones used as Green Line coaches, and I took a spin on a very comfortable one which was offering free rides up to Seven Sisters and back.
- The trip offers a local spin, like libations at a logger bar and a shuttle back to Schweitzer in county school buses.
- She also managed to go for a spin in an Army armoured vehicle, having wandered over to a tank-washing installation to see if she could have her picture taken sitting on one of the machines.
3informal(ride)to go for a spin — ir a dar un paseo / una vuelta en coche (/ en moto etc. )
- If we say that voting 51 percent makes something right, then I think we in this country are in for a rather rough old spin.
- I want to say right upfront that I think I have had an incredibly rough spin from the Chair today.
- Had a letter from Georgie today & she's had a rotten spin for two months - no doubt you've heard all about it by now.
4(bias)interpretación favorable feminine
1(turn)(wheel) hacer girar(top) hacer girar(top) hacer bailarhe spun the coin on the table — hizo girar la moneda (sobre su canto) sobre la mesa
3(ball) darle efecto a(ball) darle chanfle a Latin America
6(story/tale) contarhe spins a good tale — sabe contar cuentos
7(interpret with bias)(event/news) darle una sesgo positivo a(news/event) sesgar favorablemente
1(rotate)(wheel) girar(top) girar(top) bailarthe rear wheels spun in the mud — las ruedas de atrás giraban en falso en el barro
- she spun on her heel — giró sobre sus talones
- my head is spinning — la cabeza me da vueltas
2(washing machine) centrifugar
3(move rapidly)dar vueltasit spun through the air — dio vueltas por el aire
- the glass spun across the table — el vaso fue rodando por la mesa
- the blow sent her spinning across the room — el golpe la mandó dando tumbos al otro lado de la habitación
- the car spun out of control — el coche sufrió un trompo
4Aviationcaer en barrena
5(draw out threads)hilar
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