In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(eat)(cakes/pies) zamparse informal(pies/cakes) pulirse informal(pies/cakes) mandarse Latin America informalthose kids can sure tuck it away — ¡cómo tragan / papean esos chicos! informal
2(put away)guardarhe quickly tucked the letter away in his pocket — escondió / se guardó la carta rápidamente en el bolsillo
- the house is tucked away at the foot of the hill — la casa está enclavada en un rincón al pie de la colina
- she has a tidy little sum tucked away for her old age — tiene unos ahorritos guardados para la vejez
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