In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbswatted, swatting
1(insect) (con matamoscas, periódico etc) matar(person) pegarle un manotazo a
- In other news, I'm listening to some popular music and swatting tiny ants off me while sitting at John's computer.
- He said that when Faustinus was a small boy, he'd never content himself with merely swatting a fly.
- The fly then landed on National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Davis (Va.), who tried in vain to swat the insect.
- My first game was against Stirling County, and Gareth Flockhart just thought I was some little joker and swatted me.
- She swatted me and stood leaning against the locker next to mine.
- The tail is often used as an ‘extra hand’ to swat insects.
- Emmy jumped at the voice and turned around quickly, swatting Chris on the arm when she saw it was him.
- R.L. Burnside sits on his plastic porch chair as calm and motionless as a stone Buddha, then his hand flashes out to swat a fly on his leg.
- With one arm he swatted me aside, I tumbled into the cabents, the rotted doors snapping benith my weight, beside the old woman.
- I try not to step on ants or swat bees so hard that they fall dead to the ground.
- But is this what fear of the Lord really means, that we break no rules and have no bad thoughts lest we be swatted with the Bible?
- I rose up and took to the ceiling avoiding any chance at a maid swatting me during transit.
- He sat there for several hours, dozing, snoring, and swatting at flies that settled on him.
- She was always strutting around like she was a goddess or something, on more then one occasion she swatted me on the bottom with her staff.
- Some are too weak to even swat away flies or other insects that crawl over their bodies.
- I swatted a fly on the bus and I got to wondering what happens to these souls once you've absorbed them?
- Mind you he also thinks the media is a vehicle for Witchcraft, but fails to explain why they don't wear pointy hats and swat him with brooms.
- I laughed, trying to swat him, and almost falling over.
- Nick moved to put his arm around Tori, but she swatted him away.
- To his surprise, Ava swatted him in the arm and expressed her outrage by glaring at him for several long moments.
- The last time we went, we had continually to swat flies.
- These bats are primarily insectivorous, and most hawk insects in flight, often using their wings like tennis rackets and swatting the insects into the tail membrane.
- People were wafting their arms to swat the bugs but it did no good because they kept coming in hordes.
- Bob swats him away in anger, calls him a queer and tells him to get out.
- She swatted her daughter on the arm before turning towards Madison.
- He cast his line, swatting at the few flies that swarmed his sweaty forehead.
- So start your fly parasite program sooner rather than later - if you're swatting flies as you read this, it may be too late to get parasites working for you on your place.
- One of them swarmed in front of her face, making her swat at it in annoyance.
- This spring a bear swatted a little boy sitting on his front stoop, and a man was mauled when he jumped on a bear's back to break up a fight with his dog.
- ‘I would kill time swatting the flies,’ says Li, who also compulsively swept the floor of his cell.
- He clambered out, practically levitating over the front seat and out the door, while I glanced quickly around looking for something to swat the wasp with.
- But it was Thistle who were able to swat their opponents for the second time soon after the re-start after Scott Paterson had come reasonably close with a long-range belter.
- Swiftly swatting the bug with a rolled-up newspaper would have been the best course of action.
- He wears a fierce mustache on a jagged face, he's got enough muscle he could swat me down any time he wished.
- Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the ticket, and as he was doing that he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head.
- Anything the brain does, from adding a row of numbers to directing your arm to swat a fly, creates a voltage that an EEG can pick up.
- She swatted me with the end of her apron, then hugged me all over again.
- I've only completed a couple of rounds when Michelle Will / Led Debby swoops in from behind and swats me on the ass.
- She laughed and swatted him with a towel and we witnessed what we would later come to recognize as the rejuvenating power of real estate.
- Freya stood on her toes, and swatted him across the head.
intransitive verbswatted, swatting
to swat at
1intentar darle ahe was swatting at the wasps — estaba tratando de matar las avispas
1golpe masculinehe took a swat at it — le dio un manotazo (or un golpe con el periódico etc.)
- One of our players was kicked, and, as I was standing next to the man with the frisky boots, I felt honour-bound to have a swat at him.
- Kenji had to duck a swat from the eldest boy, but kept laughing.
- At that point, the tiger playful - what looked to be a playful swat, swatted at Roy.
- Then, just before he began to swing into the saddle, he felt it: a solid swat to his rear end.
- The dobermin grinned and walked off over to the ‘Violator’ right nearby, but not before making a small swat at Missy's rear, which she easily avoided.
- Would it have been impossible to track down one of the ‘mouthy suspects’ who might have been on the receiving end of one of those swats?
- Michlen has painful memories of fraternity life at university: paddle swats, punches and a punctured lung.
- ‘She runs voice identification tests on his wife and kids,’ said another secretary in the office whose knuckles appeared to have been bruised by swats from a ruler.
- Returning to the toddler analogy, the most you might do is a sharp word or a small swat on the rear.
- Liam chuckled as if this was amusing and got a swat in the chest from Leslie.
- Even the occasional swat of the riding crop was doing little to encourage her.
- The grizzled Sathe dismissed the guard with a disgusted hiss and a swat across the ears that tore the fragile membrane.
- The girl screamed as the vampire reached for her, her boyfriend having fallen aside from a swat to the face.
- Anne's musings were interrupted when Bailey delivered a small swat to the back of her head.
- As injury time arrived, Hinchcliffe highlighted his abilities again with a one-handed swat on a netbound Numan effort.
- Once, he gave me a piece of a chocolate bar, but twice, he took a swat at me.
- It took a moment, but finally Pa appeared and sat down on the edge of the porch, taking Hoss over his knee to administer two firm swats to his backside.
- Each swat of her hand over the surface made an enthralling ripple, which made her even angrier.
- A sharp tug on the material and a swat to his side were all he earned for his efforts.
- Harley teased while winking receiving a swat in return.
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