In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blow)golpe masculineto take a swipe at sb/sth — intentar darle / pegarle a algn/algo
- I spun around in wild alarm - both dodging the swipe and swinging my sword at him.
- The officer, a commander by the looks of it, parried his blow before attempting another swipe.
- She moved to one side to avoid a more volatile slash and returned by stepping dangerously close with a backhanded swipe to the temple.
- A back-handed swipe, and a rush of blood to the cheeks.
- I countered his lunge with a powerful swipe of my arm, using his momentum to thrust him to the ground.
- Jason took a backhand swipe and connected with Bill's forehead above the right eye.
- She took a swipe at him, turning fully around to attack him.
- His attack was parried, and then counterattacked with a diagonal swipe to the head.
- His upward swipe countered the first two's downward blows.
- With a powerful swipe of its paw, the wolf delivered a final blow to Bonnie's head.
- Justin turned aside the blow with a quick swipe, and countered with a low sweep, hoping to get Timothy to jump over the blade.
- She blocked the shot and swung at his arm, but he rolled under the swipe and shot a piercing blow at her legs.
- He blocked to blows from the young soldier then took a swipe of his own.
- Your sword must strike purposefully, not just clumsy swipes.
2(verbal attack)ataque masculine
- At the debate, he did better, avoiding negative swipes, coming across with concrete ideas, displaying genuine passion.
- Even archeologists have gotten in their swipes.
- He took a swipe at the Democratic candidates yesterday who want to roll back his cuts, claiming the reductions have fuelled a broad economic recovery in the US.
- He took a swipe at you, not necessarily personally at you, but at your administration and what he inherited when he took office.
- He's also taken a swipe at some union leaders, who he claims call strikes simply to advance their political ambitions.
- A city politician today took a swipe at neighbouring town halls for imposing council tax hikes up to four times inflation.
- He took a swipe at earlier press reports which claimed he would take advantage of the company and sell the properties as soon as he could after the two-year period to pocket profits.
- In accepting the award, he paid tribute to the role fans played in turning his movies into a success and took a swipe at critics in the process.
- It's very unusual to see such established celebrities taking verbal swipes at each other.
- Most of the 74 opinions are also lengthy and convoluted, larded with unnecessary detail and footnotes, and containing inappropriate swipes at the work of the other justices.
- Indeed she began taking swipes at me when I walked by, demonstrating some of the flash and fire that made her such a distinctive personality.
- And in perhaps the most pertinent comment of the day, he took a swipe at all those who had lost sight of the bigger picture.
- Was it because Cheryl took a swipe at you in her book?
- But there were no swipes at either of the two potential Labor leaders.
- He peppers the book with swipes at Republicans and conservatives that will make liberal readers feel good about themselves but will annoy everyone else.
- The councillor also took a swipe at the police service following raids in nationalist areas of Belfast yesterday morning.
- The swipes will be featured prominently in press coverage tomorrow.
- He makes well directed swipes at the hackneyed emotionalism that has crept into every newspaper, the cult of celebrity and, particularly, the decline of reporting of politics and serious discussion of policy.
- And he hasn't been shy about taking swipes at the press.
- Bolton Wanderers striker Paul Wheatcroft has taken a swipe at Manchester United for releasing him as a promising trainee.
1(hit)darle (un golpe) a
2(steal)afanarse slangvolarse Mexico informal
3Computing(card) pasar (por un lector electrónico)
to swipe at
1intentar darle aintentar pegarle ait swiped at him with its claws — le dio un zarpazo
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