In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(throw)lanzamiento masculinegive the salad a toss — mezcla la ensalada
- with a toss of his head — con un movimiento brusco de la cabeza
- Consider a person who is betting on coin tosses and the prior outcomes were Heads, Tails, Tails, Heads, Heads, Heads.
- The reason is that H and T represent heads and tails in a sequence of coin tosses.
- Such a graph reveals that for the spins and velocities typically encountered in coin tosses, tiny changes in initial conditions make the difference between heads and tails.
- He was probably sitting upright in bed, his untidy brown hair, that I teased never had seen a hair brush before, in a horrifying mess, from all the tosses and turns he made in his sleep.
- I quickly scooped him up and dropped him into his tank of pure spring water so he didn't dry out but I didn't see this lasting long unless he started to win the home-turf advantage coin tosses.
- The players in the group then establish a playing order - one through four in a foursome - by calling coin tosses, chipping toward a tee marker or any other simple method.
- I love coin tosses and am thinking about starting a website dedicated solely to documenting each and every coin toss result from each and every sporting event in the history of the world.
- Participants were told either that they would be betting on two blocks of six coin tosses, or on two blocks of seven.
- This sequence of coin tosses will not, however, trigger a design inference.
- And Telicia, a lefty, got two of her three tosses through a moving hoop in that event.
- Consider a statistician, sitting down to construct a table for his new textbook, which will show a normal distribution of heads and tails over a series of one-hundred coin tosses.
- The palm of my hand brushed up against hers; causing a spark of emotions through my arm, paining my stomach with tosses and turns.
- The situation is analogous to trying to estimate the bias of two unfair coins from a series of tosses.
- There'd be some coin tosses made, and probably even some arguments.
- Like coin tosses, there may be no salient causation to be discerned in the outcomes.
- He blocked errant pitches in the dirt, expertly framed borderline tosses, turning them into strikes and worked masterfully with pitchers.
- He was not saying that the probability of getting just one head from ten coin tosses is the same as that of getting five heads.
- The situation with share selection strategies and investment funds is more complicated than coin tosses because there are so many different factors at work.
- Come on, this whodunit tale is quite engrossing with its frequent tosses, turns and twists.
2(of coin)to decide sth on / by the toss of a coin — decidir / sortear algo a cara o cruz / (a cara o sello etc. )
- to win/lose the toss — ganar/perder en el sorteo
- not to give a toss
- I don't give a toss what you think — a mí me importa carajo lo que pienses
- to argue the toss — seguir discutiendo
1(throw)(ball) tirar(ball) lanzar(ball) aventar Peru Mexico Colombia(pancake) darle la vuelta a(pancake) dar vuelta Southern Conethey tossed their bags into the corner — aventaron las maletas en el rincón
- he tossed the stick into the river — lanzó / tiró el palo al río
- she tossed the letter aside contemptuously — apartó la carta bruscamente y con desprecio
- let's toss a coin — echémoslo a águila o sol
- the bull tossed the matador — el toro volteó al matador
- this horse has never tossed a rider — este caballo no ha volteado / derribado a ningún jinete
lanzándolo al aire
2(agitate)(cargo/passengers/boat) sacudir(boat/passengers/cargo) zarandear
3(move abruptly)(head) sacudir
4Cooking(salad) mezclarto toss sth in flour — rebozar algo en harina
1(be flung about)agitarsesacudirse(boat) bambolearse(boat) dar bandazosto toss and turn — dar vueltas — en la cama
2(flip coin)echar una moneda a cara o cruzechar una moneda a cara o sello Andes Venezuelaechar una moneda a cara o ceca Argentinaechar una moneda a águila o sol Mexicoto toss for sth
- we tossed for the last apple — nos jugamos la última manzana a cara o cruz (/ a cara o sello etc. )
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