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(fear)terror masculinethey fled in terror — huyeron aterrorizados / despavoridos
- to rule by terror — gobernar sembrando el terror
- terror of the unknown — terror a lo desconocido
- her terror of her father — el terror que le tenía a su padre
- he lives in terror of being found out — vive aterrorizado ante la posibilidad de que lo descubran
- to go in terror of one's life — temer por su (/ mi etc. ) vida
- to strike terror in(to) sb/sb's heart — infundir el terror en algn
- the (Reign of) Terror — el (Régimen del) Terror
- He awoke in terror, thinking he was in a tunnel that had collapsed.
- I have lived those years both in dread of attending the party and in terror of missing it.
- In fact, it's surprising how little you notice when you've got your eyes firmly shut and you're screaming in terror.
- A victim of nuisance youths has described how he waits in terror for what they will do next.
- Fearing a curse, the townspeople fled in terror as soon as the weather broke.
- All I can say to the boys is that our obligation lies in helping others, in grieving, and in refusing to live in terror.
- Each time I turned in terror to look back I nearly jumped out of my skin anticipating what I might see.
- A lorry driver who got out of his cab to remonstrate with a motorist fled in terror when the man produced a gun, a court heard.
- Witnesses described seeing office staff fleeing in terror from the scene when the siege began at 10 am.
- The original house was built on an ancient graveyard and its last owner is rumoured to have fled in terror at the ghostly goings on.
- She flies inside in terror, trembling all over, and that day decides to put back the curtain.
- For months, he lived in terror of the secret police knocking at his door.
- No longer in control of his own body, facing mortality, he had plenty of reason for terror.
- Suddenly Vanga asked whether there was someone else in the room and I froze in terror.
- We are told that rural communities live in terror of crime and it might be true.
- He was utterly exhausted, and the terror of the last few hours had finally caught up with him.
- Every single day and night we had to sit in terror of the next bomb, the next plane, the next explosion.
- Sharing the terror of a close call and then the euphoria of survival is an experience that binds for a lifetime.
- The humiliation of not being able to swim was bad, of course - but the terror of taking my feet off the bottom was far, far worse.
- Arsonists torched a town-centre bar, causing residents in nearby houses to flee in terror.
1.2(frightening person, thing)the terrors of war — los horrores de la guerra
- she was the terror of her subordinates — tenía aterrorizados a sus subalternos
2informal(difficult person)that kid is a little terror — ese niño es un diablillo informal
- he must be a terror to work for — tiene que ser terrible tenerlo como jefe
- she's a terror for cleanliness — es una maniática de la limpieza
- The three Mexican terrors know and respect the Belfast man, who lives and trains in the boxing crossroads of Las Vegas.
- Parents will also be sent home with a relaxation tape to help them unwind after a stressful day with their teenage terrors.
- They are the touchline terrors whose aggression and foul language is matched only by the players on the pitch.
- Colin and I were from totally different upbringings but we really clicked and we were both just little terrors.
- If you believe children should be seen and not heard, it may be best to avoid visiting during the school holidays - when tiny terrors abound.
- When everyone was done, and the two little terrors had both used the rest room, we went back to the RV and set off again.
- Thankfully, my own little terrors decided to play fair on New Year's Day and let me have a bit of a lie-in until 8.45 am.
- As a public service, here are some bright ideas to keep those tiny tot terrors away.
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