In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US informal(annoy)fastidiarwhat really ticks me off is that he lied to me — a mí lo que me fastidia / lo que me da rabia es que me mintió
- to be ticked off with sb — estar enfadado con algn
- to be ticked off with sth — estar harto de algo
2British(mark with tick)marcarponerle visto a Spain
3British informal(scold)regañarreñir Spainretar Southern Conerezongar Central America Uruguayresondrar Peruhe was severely ticked off — recibió una severa reprimenda
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