In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1arrancarto wrest sth from sb — arrancarle algo a algn
- I wrested the knife from him / his grasp — le arrebaté / le arranqué el cuchillo de las manos
- they tried to wrest the secret out of her — intentaron arrancarle el secreto
- they wrested a living from / out of the infertile soil — extraían su subsistencia de la tierra yerma
- As the rogue hand attempted to ferry off my telephone, I like to think that my super speed reflexes and superhuman strength actually wrested the phone out of the insistent grip of the powerful man trying to steal my phone.
- Their bodies twisted as each tried to wrest the weapon from the other's grasp.
- Once she had succeeded in wresting the radio from Mike's grasp, she spoke into the intercom eagerly.
- When I got to the car the wind grabbed hold of the door, trying to wrest it out of my hands and off of its hinges.
- Hobbs told investigators that Krystal pulled the knife to defend her friend, and he wrested it away.
- Jinx lunged forward, intent on grabbing her arm and wresting the glasses from her.
- Especially in his final years, Evans often went on scavenging hunts, wresting all kinds of street signs from their rightful places.
- He wrested his right hand from my grasp to wipe them roughly away from the side of his nose.
- While he was disoriented, I wrested the gun from his grasp and threw it far away.
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