In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbtore, torn
1(pull apart)(cloth/paper) romper(paper/cloth) rasgarI tore my shirt climbing the fence — me hice un desgarrón en / me rompí la camisa subiendo la valla
- she was wearing a torn T-shirt — llevaba una camiseta toda rota
- he's torn my book — me ha roto el libro
- to tear a muscle — desgarrarse un músculo
- I tore the cloth in half — rasgué la tela por la mitad
- to tear a hole in sth — hacer un agujero en algo
- he had torn a hole in his jacket — se había hecho un roto en la chaqueta
- I tore open the letter — abrí la carta
- It is the end of the hunt when the animal is torn to pieces that the majority of people do not like.
- The edges of the hole snagged and tore his robes, scratching him all over.
- Be careful not to tear the plastic or break the aluminum strip.
- Roughly tear the cos into pieces and place in a large salad bowl.
- I will write lines of poetry on the back of bus tickets and envelopes, and then I will tear them into tiny pieces and watch them flutter to the ground.
- She then helped Nasywa and three other infants touch pieces of paper, tearing them up and pasting them on another sheet.
- Of course what they failed to realise is that a Goth Club is the least likely place for a fight in the world - wouldn't want to break a nail or tear your new PVC outfit would you?
- The plaster and wallpaper were all torn and broken in more places then were normal.
- His flannel button town shirt was torn and his jeans sported more holes than Swiss cheese.
- As I watch them writhe in simulated pain, a young punk comes along and grabs some cardboard from the ground and starts tearing it into tiny pieces.
- The plane was apparently torn apart before it burned, killing the pilot and copilot.
- Grabbing the notes from the bed, she began to tear them into small pieces.
- It's only a matter of time before the spell's protection will fade and her human body be torn apart by the force of gravity, so Orphen has to act quickly.
- All the talk about foxes being torn to pieces misses the point, he says.
- A bullet tearing the fabric on his shoulder told him that here was not the place to do it.
- His clothes lay torn a few feet away.
- Shane started to scribble on a piece of tissue, when Max grabbed it and tore it into pieces.
- From where he was standing, he could see the cloaking fabric torn by the missile explosion and the falling boulders what seemed like hours ago.
- Parts of the huts were torn and cracked in some places and it looked as if an army had swept through and annihilated the whole place.
- I've read horrifying stories of what happens when a child is aborted, babies being torn to pieces inside the womb, then sucked out, etc etc.
- Teeth tearing my flesh, breaking my heart, devouring my mind, losing myself!
- The quake was so massive, the ground cracked, houses split, roads were torn.
- The front of his jersey is always dirty and the knees of his pants are frequently torn.
- His body was torn apart and pieces of mangled flesh were sent in all directions.
- Bones were snapped, skin was torn, and arrows were poking through chests and backs - black arrows.
- Two years later I found that note and tore it into tiny pieces.
- I tear these things into pieces and put them in a pile of little white wads on the table.
- It also works well for nail repairs, say if you split or tear a nail, to glue it back together.
- His pants were also torn and ragged at the bottom and there were various holes and rips in them.
- He examines himself, he has no scars, his clothes aren't torn, his chest has no gaping hole
- He had a gaping hole in his abdomen where bone had torn his flesh away.
- He still wore green-brown clothes, but they weren't torn, and his fur was golden and his claws much more straight.
- Bulimics can rot their teeth (due to the gastric acid in vomit), tear their oesophagus and rupture their stomach.
- Dispose of all receipts securely by tearing them into pieces before throwing them away.
- Her black hair got tangled in overhanging vines and brambles tugged at her clothes, tearing them in small rips and holes, and sometimes managing to scratch her across the face.
- Out of anger I wanted to tear it into pieces and throw it into trash can, but instead I put it in the drawer of my desk after controlling my temper.
- Imagine a bomb exploding next to a body, tearing it into little pieces.
- The crew cabin was torn apart in 24 seconds, the report says.
- After the beheading, William Wallace's body was torn to pieces.
- He pulled up another piece of grass and tore it in half down the middle.
2(divide)dividira nation torn by civil war — una nación dividida / desgarrada por la guerra civil
- he was torn between his sense of duty and his love for her — se debatía entre el sentido del deber y su amor por ella
- I'm really torn; I don't know what to do — estoy en un dilema y no sé qué hacer
3(remove forcibly)to tear sth from sth — arrancar algo de algo
- they tore the bag from my hand — me arrancaron la bolsa de las manos
- Near Kut some 2,500 Republican Guards tore off their boots and helmets before surrendering to the Americans.
- He had nearly finished his Classic Comic, only to find that the last few pages had been torn out.
- A couple of Nainotlam volumes are missing and pages have been torn out from another.
- As he tore off the pull tab, brown foam gushed out over his hand and down the front of his work togs.
- Ivan tore off his sleeve and wrapped it around the wound on Joan's arm.
- Each night, when Em said good night, she tore off a page so Margaret could keep track of the date.
- But Michael said, ‘She'll be fine,’ and he tore off a new wad of cotton.
- ‘He tore off one of my diamond earrings so it ripped my ear and blood was pouring down my neck,’ she said.
- He tore off the wrappings and started to work it… and nothing happened.
- Baird's diaries make no mention of her, though a few pages have been torn out.
- His face was dark and angry, and in one motion, he tore off his vest, and pulled me around, letting me see.
- Firing several more shots in quick succession he tore off the magazine, pulled another out of his pouch and pushed it into the recess.
- I tore off part of a page and wrote my name and telephone numbers on it.
- Rather football followers should delight in the euphoria of Thierry Henry, who tore off his shirt and twirled it joyously around his head.
- Winds of 120 mph and drenching rain tore off rooftops, hurled debris through the air and sent huge waves crashing into buildings.
- He tore off the filters and stuck them in his ears, just before the shock wave of guitar noise crashed down over the bar.
- When I tore off two sheets, there was no second folding, no second wiping.
- I wandered out into the hall and found the guy who tore off our ticket stubs sitting next to an empty table with Calla CDs.
- So I'm not surprised to hear that they're not planning to kill the lion that tore off the arm of the twenty one year old zookeeper.
- While he tore off bits of fish, his family cried pathetically for a bite.
intransitive verbtore, torn
1.1(become torn)(paper/cloth) romperse(paper/cloth) rasgarse
- It began to tear slowly but not quickly enough as we collapsed onto the wood and rolled across the splintered planks.
- Avoid plastic because of discomfort and their tendency to tear quickly, thus decreasing their usefulness.
- Dilfer will be lost for 4-8 weeks after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
- Sprains can be mild or severe, depending on whether the ligaments were stretched or torn.
- He missed four games last season after tearing his posterior cruciate ligament, but he is completely healed.
- My left quad muscles were completely torn, including the ligaments.
- The more common of these include spraining or tearing one or more ligaments, tearing the meniscus or straining a tendon or muscle.
- He tore his hamstring tendon graft while skiing at 5 months after electrothermal shrinkage.
- Hours before the ride began, he slipped and fell, tearing all of the ligaments in his right hand.
- CB Brian Kelly says he has regained all of the strength he lost when he tore his left pectoral muscle last season.
- Examinations cleared Oliver of extensive damage to his hamstring, but they also revealed that he had torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
- He accidentally put his right hand through a glass door, tearing tendons and ligaments and putting him out of the sport for eight months, just as his talent was starting to bloom.
- He tore his biceps muscle on the third play of 2000, and the K.C. running game never recovered.
- The shock of the fall had traumatized my spine, causing temporary paralysis, and tearing my back muscles.
- With enough force, the coracoclavicular ligaments also will be torn, and the deltotrapezial fascia injured or detached.
- With the heavy weight used for the barbell buddy curls, a muscle can be torn relatively easily if you don't control the movement.
- It wasn't until they opened him up that the damage was revealed: Alexander had torn his right pectoral muscle in four different places.
- ‘We had a bicep tendon that was torn, ligament tears in the rotator cuff and something in the scapula as well,’ he said.
- In a sprain, the ligaments may have been overstretched, twisted or torn.
- Visible scars sometimes form after the skin has been broken, but you can also have scars on your internal organs, for example where you have a torn a muscle or where a cut has been made during surgery.
- However, things took a sudden turn for the worse the summer before his senior season when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
- LaFrentz is playing on a reconstructed left knee, rebuilt after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last season.
1.3(detach)tear along the dotted line — arrancar / rasgar por la línea de puntos
2.1(rush)to tear along — ir a toda velocidad
- we tore after the thief — salimos corriendo tras el ladrón
- she came tearing down the stairs — bajó las escaleras corriendo
- she went tearing (off) down the road — salió como un bólido por la carretera
- The three Weimeraners were left trapped indoors as flames tore through the house in Warren Road, Banstead, at around 3pm.
- Most of the album tears along at a relentless and brutal pace, it is far, far heavier than any of their previous offerings.
- After applying a little lipstick in front of the mirror quickly, I tore down the hallway, Angelina at my heals.
- Robin and SpellCaster tore across the parking lot in record time.
- Gravel sprayed behind him as he tore along the drive, aiming for the great iron gates ahead.
- Zan watches his kids as they tear around the yard.
- Otherwise they start around nine or nine thirty, when I'm woken up by the kids that I live with tearing around the house and shouting.
- I don't know how long I had been laying there, but soon I heard a car fly into the drive way and someone tear through the house and upstairs, yelling my name.
- They say riders tearing along pavements in the area have sent pensioners and mothers, pushing children in prams, sprawling.
- I was so excited about it that I tore through my house Friday night, looking for the perfect picture from which to paint from.
- I tore along the ditch, as the car was struggling to stay in control.
- Reckless drivers who tear around the streets of Bradford face having their vehicles seized under new police powers.
- The young boy from the left wing tore across the library, turning over every table and fire lit lamp as he did so.
- Yes, it's a slightly bumpy ride on my trusty bike, but I'm grateful that some vehicle drivers can no longer tear along at high speeds.
- She had just waved her off on to the No 66 to Maynooth and was standing against the wall of the Clarence Hotel when the bus came tearing along the pavement.
- Then you see little Robert on a hyper streak, tearing around the house, only to be calmed by his gran showing him how to load a revolver - one of a stash of six guns.
- Already there have been noisy motorbikes tearing along the path (photographs available), but Mr Neale lives well away and so is not exposed to the noise.
- Then the cancer struck and quickly began tearing through his body.
- Through the billowing spray their sails can be seen far out in the deep swell, tearing along at improbable speed and leaping high over the waves.
- Besides churning up the meadows, the vandals have been tearing along paths and dirt tracks.
1rotura feminineroto masculine Spain(rip, slash) desgarrón masculine(rip, slash) rasgón masculineto be on a / the tear — estar hecho una furia
1lágrima feminineto burst into tears — echarse / ponerse a llorar
- to wipe away one's tears — enjugarse las lágrimas
- to wipe away sb's tears — secarle las lágrimas a algn
- his eyes filled with tears — se le llenaron los ojos de lágrimas
- to shed / cry tears of joy — derramar lágrimas de alegría
- to be in tears — estar llorando
- I found her in tears over the exam results — me la encontré llorando por el resultado del examen
- I was moved to tears — lloré de la emoción
- I was moved to tears by the film — la película me hizo llorar
- I laughed till the tears ran down my face — lloré de risa
- I was bored to tears — me aburrí como una ostra
- Catherine burst into tears of relief when she saw her result posted on the college information board, and so did her parents when she phoned them at home in Old Trafford.
- Elaine wiped her tears away as she continued to look at her daughter and Nicholas.
- I don't know what happened then, no doubt I burst into tears and if I didn't go looking for mummy she would have come looking for me.
- As we stood between rows and rows of dresses that looked more like housecoats, her tears continued to flow.
- I watched as several of my colleagues panicked or burst into tears.
- Sheree continued to hold him tenderly from behind as he continued to sob heart-wrenching tears.
- She held the tears back and continued observing, blinking a few times so her vision could clear.
- She looked down at the chicks and up at their parents, and burst into tears.
- Then I burst into tears and ran out of the office.
- She hadn't noticed James in the doorway as she continued to fight her tears.
- She did not feel she fitted in anywhere and she burst into tears.
- And then he burst into tears, asking why everyone hated him so much.
- Worse still, when the singer finishes they are often overcome with emotion, as they burst into tears and then hug everyone around them.
- I snort, not knowing whether to burst into tears or roll on the ground, howling with laughter.
- The daughter restrains her tears and continues to look at her mother.
- And for the first year or two, you burst into tears at times when you run into a reminder of it, and then the Lord kind of heals you.
- Thus the tears continue as unanswered questions abound.
- At that moment, the young woman next to me in the theater burst into tears.
- Keirah only shook her head and tears continued to flow down her cheeks.
- Sensing his fury, one of his granddaughters burst into tears.
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