In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of speed, activity)a final spurt won him the race — con un esfuerzo / (e)sprint final, ganó la carrera
- to put on a spurt — acelerar
2(jet)chorro masculinespurts of flame — llamaradas (de fuego) feminine
- As her boyfriend's lifeless body slumps down from the chair onto the floor, spurts of blood splash all over Alice's face and body, staining them red.
- A sudden spurt of blood erupted from my nose, covering my white T-shirt in blood.
- The medical lexicon distinguishes orgasm from ejaculation; the latter term specifically describes a sudden spurt of fluid released in response to sexual excitement.
- She choked, coughing up thin spurts of blood.
- I could see clearly the spurt of blood that gushed out on to his ear and dripped down his cheek.
- What seemed like a shower of bullets ripped into the woman's body, sending spurts of crimson blood gushing out at every direct hit.
- As the machine kneads a heaving mass of cheese, it gives off spurts of milk and a steady stream of warm, buttery cream.
- Suddenly, there was a flash of metal, a spurt of blood, and a scream.
- As further finds suggested Cairn had stumbled on almost a billion barrels of oil, the company's shares spurted from about £3 to £15.
- Year-on-year growth in output per worker spurted to 2.9 % in the second quarter.
- On entering Henry Street, the car's engine revs, it spurts forward and the driver appears to lose control momentarily.
- Net profit of these four banks spurted by 77% to Rs 436 crore.
2(liquid/steam) salir a chorros
- As the fire swept over the car the fuel tank began to boil and a six metre jet of flames spurted out of the back of the car.
- There was an almighty clank inside the mixer unit and boiling hot water started spurting out the sides and over the edge of the bath onto the floor.
- Witnesses saw blood spurting from the wound as she ran to them for help.
- He stood clutching his neck, blood spurting out in pumps, a look of shock upon his face.
- A warm stream of water spurted out and hit me square in the face.
- By 8.40 am, water was spurting out of the hole at a rate of 200 litres a second.
- When an emergency arises, a pipe bursts and hot water spurts from underneath the cabin, she grabs her child and goes to look for help.
- A stream of blood spurted out of his nose.
- The man yelled in pain as blood spurted out of his wound.
- The bullets slammed into Kessler's arm and chest, sending the gun flying one way and the man the other way, blood spurting from the bullet holes as he went spinning through the air.
- Blood started to spurt out of the wound, and I held my hand to my chest to stop the blood.
- The stream of water that spurted from the hose did less to douse the fire than it did to fan the flames with its accompanying rush of air.
- The pipe in Christ Church Road, Epsom, first burst on Thursday, September 4, and started spurting water over the Khaldi family's drive.
- The lake's remarkable centerpiece is a massive, yet elegant fountain that spurts water as high as 36 feet into the air.
- They were drenched with cold water when holes in the walls of the bathroom facilities unexpectedly began to spurt water when someone switched on the water main.
- Families come carrying picnic baskets, couples stroll holding hands, mothers push babies in prams, some people simply watch birds and others stand to marvel at the fountain spurting water.
- Then the pipes started to shudder, the faucet spurting dirty water into the soap-filled sink.
- Tiffindell gets a sprinkling of snow each year, but relies largely on snow machines, which spurt out a steady stream of snow over their single 500-metre slope during winter.
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