In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1tiraraventar Peru Mexico Colombia(grenade/javelin) lanzar(bomb) arrojar(bomb) tiraraventarle algo a algn Peru Mexico Colombiashe threw her beer in his face — le tiró la cerveza a la cara
- she threw the ball back — devolvió la pelota
- to throw sth at sth/sb — tirarle algo a algo/algn
- to throw sth to sb
- to throw sb sth — tirarle algo a algn
- they threw stones at the police — le tiraron piedras a la policía
- throw me the keys! — ¡aviéntame las llaves!
- he threw her a rope — le echó una cuerda
- On the walls abstract paintings have had fused to their surface small ceramic plates which appear to have been thrown at them with some force.
- Often, there'd be the added distraction of other gangs of local layabouts throwing sticks and stones at you an your way through.
- Bo heard a gasp, and then something being thrown in his general direction.
- ‘They were picking up stones and throwing them at the swans,’ he added.
- Just than a passing youth snatched the woman's handbag and sprinted off, throwing it to another boy on a bike.
- He said the family's troubles began when local youths started throwing eggs and stones at their windows.
- After repeatedly warning the boys to stop throwing food and keep quiet, the manager finally told them to leave.
- Running towards the house alone, through a hail of bullets, he threw bombs at the position and silenced the gun.
- Whirling around, he swung hard with the Golden Axe, deflecting a flurry of knives that had been thrown in his direction.
- In once lightening movement she threw a dagger from her boot towards the soldier.
- Madeleine burst out laughing at my grumpy expression and threw one of her pillows at me.
- Seeing the movement, he threw his knife hitting the man squarely in the chest.
- Windows are frequently broken and stones have even been thrown through windows during services.
- Some demonstrators then threw stones at the officers.
- Mila rolled her eyes and threw one of her pillows at him.
- He said the boys threw lumps of concrete and bricks at his client's window and doors.
- A minute later, the door opened and John threw a five dollar bill at her.
- The two sides threw bottles and stones at one another until they were separated by police.
- He palmed another stone and threw it again, with more force.
- We were throwing dirt and stones on their faces.
1.2(dice) echar(dice) tirarto throw a six — sacar un seis
- This guess is like the prediction that a six-sided dice thrown 6,000 times lands exactly 1,000 times on the prime side.
- This was the first pair of dice thrown out in Atlantic City.
- A pair of starved-looking women huddled against a fountain, throwing dice in absolute silence.
- The sample plot in Figure 1 is the outcome of a pair of dice thrown a large number of times.
- Second, the dice must be thrown down the center of the table and they must hit the pyramid contoured foam rubber padding against the back wall of the table.
- One designated player is required to play cards from his hand matching the colours shown on the thrown dice.
- At the core of the game is throwing dice on the table for positioning.
- They asked God to decide for them, and they cast lots kind of like throwing dice, actually.
- People are chattering and laughing; dice are being thrown; there is the constant clattering of mah-jong tiles.
- Players land ships at anchorages and venture inland in search of buried treasure by putting counters on numbered squares after throwing dice.
- Physical methods such as tossing coins or throwing dice or picking numbered balls from a rotating drum as in Lottery games are always unpredictable.
- It was an interruption of his concentration upon the interminable playing of dominoes, or cards, or throwing dice.
- With that he called for Sylvanius, who was throwing dice with the shipwrights by the boat yard.
- The dice have already been thrown and we cannot reverse the roll.
- It's like something designed by throwing dice, and the phone itself feels like it's made out of dried spittle and chewed-up paper.
- Only one condition I beg you to accept: she and I will both play with only one dice each and the dice will be thrown only thrice.
- These scholars did not obtain these dates by throwing dice!
2(send, propel)the blast threw him across the room — la explosión lo hizo salir despedido al otro lado de la habitación
- he threw himself forward — se tiró / echó hacia adelante
- she threw herself out of the window — se aventó por la ventana
- the storm threw the yacht onto the rocks — la tormenta lanzó el yate contra las rocas
- she threw herself at her opponent — se le echó encima a su adversario
- to throw sb into jail — meter a algn preso / en la cárcel
- to throw sb out of work — echar a algn del trabajo
- his resignation threw them into confusion — su dimisión los dejó desorientados
- the slightest thing throws him into a panic — por la menor cosa se pone nerviosísimo
- I was thrown into a difficult situation — me metieron en un aprieto
- this threw the country into civil war — esto sumió al país en una guerra civil
- to throw oneself into a task — meterse de lleno en una tarea
- to throw oneself on / upon sb — echársele encima a algn
- to throw oneself on / upon sb's mercy — ponerse a merced de algn
- we were thrown entirely onto our own resources — quedamos totalmente abandonados a nuestros recursos
- the experience had thrown her onto the defensive — la experiencia la había hecho ponerse a la defensiva
- to throw sb to the lions / wolves — arrojar a algn a las fieras
3.1(direct, aim)she threw him a warning look — le lanzó una mirada de advertencia
- you can't solve the problem by throwing money at it — el problema no lo vas a resolver gastando sin ton ni son
- a remark thrown into the conversation — un comentario que se deja caer en la conversación
- I'll throw the question over to the other team — le pasaré la pregunta al otro equipo
3.2(project)(shadow/image) proyectarto throw one's voice — proyectar la voz
- this throws suspicion on(to) the brother — esto hace recaer las sospechas sobre el hermano
- The light threw shadows around the cluttered room as I rubbed my eyes, and sighed at the lines on the drawing board.
- Light from the right throws the shadow of a French door or tall window onto the walls and drapes.
- She poked at the fire causing it to flare up and throw more shadows across their faces.
- The two backed into a small shaft of light thrown by a small window above.
- The painting is subtly lit from the right of the frame (as you look at it), and a shadow thrown on the wall to the left.
- Her reflection was eerie and the skylight threw a shocking bright light down on top of her.
- The small flame threw odd angled shadows across the dark ceilings and walls.
- She could see his shadow, thrown onto the wall over her head, and watched him out of the corner of her eye.
- Individual fixtures are fitted onto a surface-mounted or suspended track and may be adjusted to throw light in any direction.
- The mirror throws a bright light into a moderately lit room with walls of blackest brown.
- She watched the shadow that was thrown on the wall.
- He points it at them and uses it as a ventriloquist's dummy, throwing his voice into it and waggling it about to make it look as though they're talking.
- The men cross the dunes; afternoon light throws long shadows onto the scrub.
- The circle of light thrown by the flashlight was still hitting a granite wall, but a feet or two lower, it was not.
- If your car is equipped with fog lights, you may find it helpful to turn these on, as they throw a little extra light on the road while making your car easier to see.
- The cracking campfire threw warm, dancing light over everything, shadows flickering at the edges.
- As Tracy replied, the sun soared out from behind a cloud and threw brilliant rays of light through the window.
- The light bulb from the ceiling caused the shadows to be thrown at an odd angle to the left.
- The blinds in the living room cast off an eerie glow of white light, slants thrown across the room.
- The furnaces along the far wall were roaring, opened doors throwing skittering shadows across the huge foundry floor.
- Then two of the lamps that move round to throw the prettiest patterns on the walls and ceiling turned out to be faulty.
4.1(put, cast)she threw a blanket over him — le puso / le echó una manta encima
- to throw emphasis on(to) sth — poner énfasis en algo
- to throw blame on(to) sth/sb — echarle la culpa a algo/algn
- the responsibility was thrown onto me — me hicieron responsable
4.2(set up, erect)to throw a cordon around sth — acordonar algo
- to throw a bridge across / over a river — tender un puente sobre un río
5.1(unseat)(horse) desmontar(horse) tirar
- Five of the horses bolted, throwing four of the riders.
- I took my hands off the mane for just a second and the horse threw me.
- The horse reared upwards in sheer fright, throwing its rider sideways and underneath it.
- This horse likes to throw his riders; I knew he had something in store for me.
- Do you know what it's like to be thrown by a horse?
- Just before arriving in the village, her majesty's horse threw a shoe and she walked her animal the rest of the way to the stable to have it looked at.
- He instead learned that she had been thrown by a horse, hit her head and died.
- Always honest to a fault about his animals, he said he'd thrown his best bronc rider.
- Horses throw shoes, eat food and destroy tack at an alarming rate.
- Irritated, he grabs the bridle on one of the mules spooking it and causing it to throw its rider.
- The horse shied, reared up, fell and threw its rider.
- A vivid blue streak ripped the air between them, tearing the smoldering man from his horse and causing the last mount to rear, throwing its rider.
- I intend to get back on the horse where it threw me.
- The accident happened at 10.30 am last Saturday when a horse threw its rider, who wore a helmet.
- Problems compounded for the track in October when a horse threw its jockey during a race.
- Peering from behind my hands, I watch as the horses fall, or throw their rider, or watch as loose, riderless horses veer across the track.
- The horse threw the king, and, he died days later from the complications of a broken collarbone.
- The horse of one of the lead knights threw its rider and bolted backward.
- With a chorus of screams, the horses all plunged into crazed fear, throwing riders to and fro.
- There are numerous examples of horses at the races throwing their jockeys and running wild.
- They say that when a horse throws you, you should get right back on and go for a ride again, and I know a few people who take the same approach with liquor.
- He added it was dangerous to have an eagle with a mounted hunt, as it could lead to a horse throwing a rider.
5.2(in wrestling)(opponent) derribar
- He had a small body but he did marvelous judo, and could throw larger opponents without using any power.
- The art also emphasizes throwing the opponent - much like in judo - as well as various arm locks.
- Judo is a martial art combining the use of quick movement and leverage to throw an opponent.
- He had a disastrous opening performance on Monday in the wrestling, being thrown by Romeo, who took an early lead in the competition.
- She would allow him to attack with a karate chop, and he would throw her with Judo.
- Next to them, 14 judo athletes took turns throwing one another.
6(disconcert)desconcertarI was thrown by her question — no supe qué contestar a su pregunta
7(party) hacer(party) darhe threw a fit/tantrum — le dio un ataque/una pataleta
8(operate)(switch/lever) darle a
9(pot) tornear(pot) modelar en un torno
10(give birth to)(foal/calf) parir
11informal(deliberately lose)(fight/race) perder
1(with ball, stone)tirar
2masculine tiromasculine lanzamiento
3(of dice)tirada femininelance masculineit's your throw — te toca tirar
- I had a throw of 7 — saqué 7
4(in wrestling)derribo masculine
6(shawl)chal masculineecharpe masculine
7slanga throw — cada uno
- they cost / are $17 a throw — cuestan 17 dólares cada uno
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