In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(make fun of)tomarle el pelo a informalburlarse dereírse dethey tease me about my lisp — se burlan / se ríen de mí a causa de mi ceceo
- they're saying it to tease you — lo dicen por tomarte el pelo
- A visit to the city zoo was not considered complete unless one teased a monkey and made it snarl or got it to throw back the banana or nuts thrown at it.
- Those behind the service claim it will let mobile users ‘flirt, tantalise and tease other mobile users by anonymous text messages’.
- Josh would be teasing him for the rest of the week if he did.
- It was quite orderly to begin with, as the feeder teased the sharks with the frozen bait.
- The younger girl wondered if Sanura was baiting her, teasing her like she always did, or if she knew what she was really saying to Kira.
- It seemed to be teasing her, laughing at her, and she resented it.
- His voice had all of it's previous teasing sexuality gone, only remained the voice of a dangerous man.
- Yeah, it can even be the same red that matadors use to tease the bull to charge.
- Apparently realizing the folly of her ways, she declined to press charges, saying it was her fault for teasing the hungry elephant.
- Then I told him to stop teasing my dog and he asked me if I wanted to fight.
- Cats are also dangled from pieces of string to tease the fighting dogs.
- I know it's silly but I've grown used to my quiet little life, pottering about the house and garden, teasing the cats and tending the plants.
- The staff were wonderful, friendly, approachable, the porters made me laugh and were teasing me lots on the way to the theatre.
- Sure, Crudup's teasing sexuality during the first act is entertaining, but it's his desperation and her uncertainty that makes the rest of the film so enjoyable.
- Suddenly I felt guilt, I knew I had also upset him by teasing him about Josh.
- Inside the pearly white gates of the heaven in another world, promiscuous women teased men and had many boy friends at the same time.
- She stops to rescue a cat being teased by a couple of ruffians.
- Once, he teased me in class by doing sexual gestures and whatnot.
- Not only that, every time they're able to score a point they start taunting and teasing us, and they were good at it.
- Immediately Drake ran over to the group, thinking that the men were laughing and teasing her.
- When she woke up I kissed and teased her.
- Later, I watched from the sidelines as Spanish youths teased the bulls, using their shirts as capes.
- Again, she kissed him, to tease him into state of fiery desire.
- Michael laughed slightly, teasing the dog by tapping him on the side of his head, and then pulling his hand away before the dog could playfully bite him.
- As the neon sign flashes on and off outside, Chris begins to hear the disembodied voices of Kitty and Johnnie teasing him, taunting him, and accusing him.
- ‘Oh poor baby,’ Kyle mocked, waving his hand idiotically in attempt to tease me.
- Kyle had blushed and they spend forever laughing and teasing him about it.
- With his schoolboy hips and abs to die for, Mick Jagger still cavorts, teases, taunts and leers in exactly the manner you expect him to.
1.2(annoy)hacer rabiarfastidiarhe teased her by echoing everything she said — repetía todo lo que (ella) decía para hacerla rabiar / para fastidiarla
- Instead, use a sterile needle or forceps to gently tease out and unfold the hair.
- I put my hands on the cool stone and let the gentle breeze tease my hair away from my face.
- A fuller of cloth is one who prepares cloth, teasing and thickening it.
- His gray-green eyes sparkled with laughter and mirth, as he slung an arm around Jess, his hand teasing her hair affectionately.
- Chris teased the last few tangles out of his hair.
- Insert a stake if necessary and set the plant in position, teasing out tangled roots.
- But, however one teases out the strands, the rug remains resolutely tangled.
- Blethyn teases a curl of her hair pensively when I ask her if she thinks she is a good actor.
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- She had convinced me to leave my hair down, teasing it so it seemed much too big for a human being.
- She teased her long brown hair and put blue eyeliner under her sky blue eyes.
- Lightly tease a section of hair on top, and brush sides into a ponytail.
- And then it brought me my hairbrush and sat on my shoulder teasing my long brown hair.
- Put on a skinny headband, then tease the back of the hair with pomade or hair spray.
- He then threw on some clothes and teased his hair up to its proper height.
- They're probably too busy flossing, teasing their hair and singing along to Judy Garland records to be bothered.
- You spent a lot of time flicking and teasing your hair with an Afro comb at lunch time, or during class or after class.
- The staff, comprised of cute young things of both sexes, wore custom-designed Buonanotte T-shirts by Yso and the girls' hair was teased and crimped to the nth degree.
- The womanly power revered in primitive societies was within me, as I teased my hair and pulled up the starched petticoats of the late fifties.
- For a messy look, tease the hair on the crown of your head, adding height.
- Her short blonde hair was teased into a bouffant style, but her eyes were hidden by an elegant scarlet mask.
- Her hair was teased the way they did it about ten years ago.
- Willy Russell's hit comedy about a hairdresser who decides there is more to life than bleaching roots and teasing frizzy perms.
- She then teased this section and smoothed it back to meet the ponytail.
- After shaping the spirals, he teased them with a comb for height and fullness.
- I replied, undoing my ponytail and teasing my hair to make it look a bit better.
- Her hair was teased in a messy bun on the top of her head.
- Men started to sport tight black leather pants and teasing their hair to incredible sizes.
- Blonde hair that was teased and curled and laced with gems and chains served as a massive crown for this overbearing woman.
1don't take any notice, he's only teasing — no le hagas caso, te está tomando el pelo informal
1(person)bromistaleave her alone, don't be a tease — déjala en paz y no la fastidies
- she's a real tease — es muy bromista
2(sth that teases)they said/did it for a tease — lo dijeron/hicieron en broma / para fastidiar
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