In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(end, extremity)punta femininefeminine conteramasculine regatónfilter tip — filtro masculine
- asparagus tips — puntas de espárragos
- shoes with steel tips — zapatos con punteras de acero
- the westernmost tip of Britain — el extremo occidental de Gran Bretaña
- he was standing on the tips of his toes — estaba de puntillas
- the tip of the iceberg — la punta del iceberg
- to have sth on the tip of one's tongue — tener algo en la punta de la lengua
- her name is on the tip of my tongue — tengo su nombre en la punta de la lengua
1(cover end, point)(umbrella/cane) ponerle contera a(cane/umbrella) ponerle regatón athey tipped their arrows with poison — envenenaban la punta de las flechas
- the wings are tipped with white — las alas tienen las puntas blancas
1.1(tilt)inclinarshe tipped her chair back — echó / inclinó la silla hacia atrás
- the child tipped the glass upside down — el niño le dio la vuelta al vaso
- he tipped his hat to the ladies — saludó a las señoras levantándose el sombrero
- to tip the balance / the scales — inclinar la balanza a su (/ mi etc. ) favor
- to tip one's hand — dejar ver sus (/ mis etc. ) intenciones
- to tip the scales at sth
- he tipped the scales at 72kg — pesó 72 kilos
- He had tipped her chin and stared into her sad eyes and in his gaze she found a reciprocating pain that he had hidden behind a playful façade.
- If you find there is too much liquid in the pan from the squid, tip it at an angle over the heat to burn it off.
- However, the Jaguar does have the advantage that the rear seat backs can be tipped forward to increase luggage capacity.
- So every time I take a serving from the jar, the jar gets tipped on its side so that the contents can pour into my bowl.
- The boat had become lodged by the current close to the bridge and was partly trapped under the bridge support, causing the boat to begin to tip on to its side.
- He had not awaken when the car almost tipped upon its side and rolled, and he had not awaken when Lucas and Brooke raised their voices earlier.
- Selwyn looked at her quizzically, his head tipped to one side and his large ears pricked forward as he watched.
- If the boat tips to your side, you must raise your blade.
- Rollovers typically happen when a vehicle blows a tire, hits a bump, or runs off the road onto uneven ground and one side tips up.
- They rather resemble high-rise apartment blocks tipped on their sides (all those balconies), with a hull bolted on to the underside.
- The little girl he had talked to what seemed like ages ago was standing before him, holding a jug of water tipped at a dangerous angle.
- He interrupted her thoughts as he tipped his head a different angle to get another different look of her face against the light.
- He wore hats, tipped slightly to the side, he had the easiest laugh of anybody, he was fluent in English and Japanese and spoke to me like a peer.
- The right side of my boat tips down at the wrong moment, and there I go!
- Although the seats can be tipped forward to give extra cargo room, they cannot be removed.
- The bike would be tipped down so much that your head angle would be super steep and hence handle very quickly and be less stable.
- I nodded, wiping my dry mouth on the back of my hand before I bent at the waist to pick up my bag and my text book, tilting my head when it tipped dizzily to the side.
- She approached his white painted cradle and looked down at him as he lay on his back, his head slightly to the side and tipped down against his chest.
- Double-crested Cormorants have slender, hook-tipped bills that are often tipped up at an angle as they swim.
- He touched her chin to tip her face up, then leaned down and gently kissed her.
1.2(pour, throw)tirarbotar Latin America River PlateI tipped the rubbish out of the window — tiré la basura por la ventana
- it's tipping it down outside — está lloviendo a cántaros
- Beds were up turned and cupboards were lying strewn all over the place, their contents tipped out.
- He begins to tip the contents out on the bed and finds many things he would have expected.
- They went through the couple's kitchen cupboards, tipping the contents onto the floor, and ransacked the sitting room.
- The usual teams were picked and Emily quickly gained possession of the ball at tip off.
- Make sure that you show everyone the puffed-up bags before you open them and tip the contents into warm bowls.
- Then he pulled an large Elastoplast of his left forearm and opening a small plastic film container tipped the contents onto the Elastoplast and stuck it onto an inside page in the paper.
- Now tip the contents of the pan into a large mixing bowl and add all the remaining ingredients.
- I sat down on the bed, and tipped out the contents of the little bag.
- When it comes to mulching it's simply a case of tipping out the contents of the grass-box when the lawn is mowed.
- He'd been through the ground floor of the house, tipping the contents of my handbag into a flower bed and taking the cash, swiftly going through desk drawers.
- In fact, I think it is fair to say that he could fall into a tea cup of water, or at the very least find a way of tipping the contents over his head, within a matter of seconds.
- The first egg was smooth and warm in his grasp as he briskly cracked it on the metal rim and tipped in the contents.
- It is not known whether the oil has leaked into the pond from drains or been tipped into the water deliberately.
- Now and again, a student is sent over to get another box and tips the contents all over the desks.
- When the rigmarole of having a bath was over, the bath had to be emptied, dragging the bath to the back door and tipping the contents out into the yard.
- Who cares if the box turns out to contain 80% packaging; wedge it on the window ledge or side table and display it as a box and not with the contents tipped out on a plate.
- Well, right before the game, and I mean right before the tip off, I filled out the book and made sure I handed it to Tom, the ref.
- The stomach is spilt open and the contents tipped onto the ground.
- I tip the contents of the unmarked fired-pottery flask into my mouth and splutter.
- The girl thrust the shampoo violently back onto its rack, causing the rest of the contents to tip over onto the floor of the shower with a heavy bang.
- When fixed properly, it will tip the entire contents of the bottle into your throat within 20 seconds, and you won't even feel a thing!
- Rocky nodded and unceremoniously tipped out the contents of the box.
2(strike lightly)darle un toque ligero adarle un golpe ligero ashe tipped the ball over the net — mandó la pelota al otro lado de la red con un toque ligero
2British(dump rubbish)tirar basuratirar escombrosbotar basura Latin America River Platebotar escombros Latin America River Plateno tipping — prohibido arrojar basura/escombros
1(rubbish dump)vertedero (de basuras) masculinebasurero masculinebasural masculine Latin America
2informal(mess)your room is a tip — tienes el cuarto hecho una pocilga
3vertedero de carbón masculine
1.1(helpful hint)consejo (práctico) masculinetake a tip from me — sigue mi consejo
- The most important tip is to make absolutely sure that the truck is clean.
- I would love to see articles that cover simple technology tips that can help small businesses build a strong online presence.
- Well, now here are some tips for keeping on top of everything.
- This self-help book offers plenty of useful advice and tips which are common sense to all those who enjoy a healthy and positive in-law relationship.
- Here are some great tips that come into play when the rubber meets the road.
- Yogi Berra, another Yankee, gave him the most trouble until he got a tip from California pitching coach Marv Grissom.
- Absolute strangers send me tips on the stock market and ideas for starting a new business that I could run with a laptop computer from my new condo in Hawaii.
- Practical advice and tips are set out in a straightforward layout, laced with quizzes of self discovery.
- My tip is to pop a couple of pieces of dark chocolate into the gravy to add extra richness.
- They listened to my stories, saw my films, and I also gave them baseball tips.
- According to his tip, they were intent on detonating a dirty bomb in Boston.
- A tip for left-handed batters: Your first pitch is going to be a high fastball running away.
- Here are some tips to get the ball rolling and keep communication flowing.
- The nutritionist will provide practical advice and helpful tips on how to eat healthily, lose weight, and work more exercise into our already busy lives.
- Here is a list of useful tips and advice provided by the Patents Office.
- To get you started, the tips below can absolutely help you with the steps of creating that perfect baby shower party for you.
- You'll find articles, news and product tips covering pregnancy, birth and life with a new baby.
- This is probably one of the best tips anybody can give on saving money at the gas pump.
- It will be packed full of useful advice and tips and should be used as a reference document next to the telephone.
- The annual list of tips is extremely popular, and is featured in newspapers and on radio stations across the province.
1.2(in betting)pronóstico masculinefija feminine Southern Cone
- He apparently gave the fake sheikh seven winners out of ten tips, but jockeys and trainers can offer better strike rates than that in their newspaper columns.
- My tip for the race was a big disappointment.
- There will be tips and predictions from top racing experts ahead of the meeting.
- They'll talk a good race and they'll have good runs from time to time, but it's no reason to follow their tips for the next race.
2(gratuity)propina feminineto leave a tip — dejar propina
- to give sb a tip — darle (una) propina a algn
- how much should I leave as a tip? — ¿cuánto se deja de propina?
1(give gratuity to)darle (una) propina awe tipped the taxi driver a few dollars — le dimos unos dólares de propina al taxista
2British(predict, forecast)to tip the winner — pronosticar quién va a ser el ganador
- he is widely tipped as the next party leader — todos los pronósticos coinciden en que será el próximo líder del partido
- Paradise Boy has been tipped for the next race — Paradise Boy es el pronóstico para la próxima carrera
3US(warn, inform)avisar(le a)pasarle el dato a Southern Conedarle un chivatazo a Spain informal
1(give gratuity)dar propina
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