In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(for parties)matasuegras feminine
- This made sense considering what this animal has digested in the past: tampons, toilet paper rolls, q-tips, entire stuffed animals with squeakers, and one iBook power cord.
- It sounds a little like a child's soft toy (obviously one with a squeaker in it).
- They're like for cats, and they're just basically squeakers covered with fur, but Fidget doesn't know the difference.
- He yanked the stuffing and squeakers out of every one of his dog toys.
- Add a selection of rattles, squeakers and bells approximately every third section (try not to put them too close to one another).
- He's developed a preternatural ability to get the squeaker out of any toy, always accompanied by clouds of Hollofil.
- It's all fun until someone chews a squeaker out of their Bush or Kerry pet toy.
- The girls got tiaras with ‘Happy New Year’ written on them, plastic leis and squeakers, and the guys got ‘Happy New Year’ hats and squeakers.
- My dog enjoys dissecting the plush toys to extract the squeaker.
- The squeakers and bells also pose a problem of your shih-tzu choking on them if he tries to swallow the objects.
- In the Campo Raffaele, this visitor to Venice watched from her apartment a procession of children singing and blowing tin trumpets and squeakers like rude tongues.
2US informal(in competitions)the game was a real squeaker — el partido se perdió/ganó por un pelo Latin America informal
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