In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine chillidomasculine chirridomasculine crujidoto give / let out a squeak — pegar un chillido
- any messages from New York? — not a squeak — ¿algún mensaje de Nueva York? — ni pío
- I don't want to hear a squeak out of anyone — no quiero que se oiga ni el vuelo de una mosca
- It made short purring sounds, mixed with squeaks, then it vanished.
- Cleo managed a forced laugh, though it sounded more like a squeak.
- Mice communicate with one another a great deal with ultrasonic sounds, and their squeaks can convey a lot of information.
- We made our way through the cool, atmospheric turns of the colleges, the worn wood and gray stones reflecting the piping of voices and squeaks of rusty bicycles.
- Grover Norquist, on the other hand, speaks like a man who had all the delight squeezed out of him years ago, leaving him with nothing in his voice but a high-pitched squeak of disdain.
- The unmistakable sound of a mouse squeak caused her to jump and trip over the darkness in trying to find the stairs.
- The blind man began singing and talking as we passed by, the two sounds rolling together into squeaks, grunts, and held notes.
- It was a most undignified noise that sounded like a squeak to her ears.
- A squeak sounded from the other room and moments later a middle-aged woman rolled out in a wheelchair.
- The second best basketball sound is the squeak of new shoes on a basketball floor.
- Echolocation works like this: bats send out a series of high-pitched squeaks and then listen for its return.
- ‘I wasn't aware dinner had been served,’ I replied my voice sounding like a squeak when it came out.
- He caught a slight squeak of surprise from the first speaker as his three stalkers gave chase.
- There was a high-pitched squeak and one of the pipes broke away from the wall, and Armstrong smelled ozone.
- Government eavesdroppers at Yorkshire's own GCHQ listening station were baffled when they began picking up high-pitched squeaks from the base's forest of aerial masts.
- Almost as soon as we dropped into the water we were deafened by a series of high-pitched clicks and squeaks and whistles, and about 20 dolphins turned up.
- My traitorous voice seemed to speak out of its own volition… and in a high-pitched squeak too.
- Saphrin looked up at the sound of the squeak in the door.
- I tried to sound like it was just casual conversation but I knew there was a slight squeak in my voice that my mom had to have caught with her natural mother instincts.
- I've listened closely to the sweaty badminton and discovered there is no sound apart from the squeak of tennis shoes on plastic flooring.
2informal(escape)a narrow / close squeak
- we got there in time, but it was a narrow squeak — llegamos a tiempo, pero por un pelo / por los pelos
- she's never actually had an accident, but she's had several narrow squeaks — nunca ha llegado a tener un accidente pero se ha salvado por un pelo / por los pelos varias veces
- When we have been forced to reduce services we never heard a squeak of protest from Clare.
- Hatchback it may be, but we never detected a single squeak, rattle or any sign of flexing.
- Now, we have been blessed with a good summer and very few people are saying squeak.
- I mean to say, a sick half-sister that no one had heard a squeak out of for years?
- And have we heard a squeak from the director with the verbal incontinence?
- The ranks will close even tighter and, despite the forensic criticisms, you won't hear a squeak in the party room.
- Anyway - I haven't heard a squeak from Father since sending him the letter nearly a fortnight ago.
- Rupert Murdoch didn't exactly invent the ploy, whatever squeaks the modern Telegraph may emit in that direction.
- Still, even while driving in and out of Irish potholes, you'll hear no squeak or feel no squirm from the structure or fittings.
1(animal/person) chillar(hinge/pen) chirriar(shoes) crujir
2(pass by a narrow margin)to squeak past/through — pasar raspando informal
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