In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informal(vigor)garra feminine informalbrío masculine
- RHP Pat Hentgen has lost some zip off his fastball since suffering shoulder tendinitis in '98, but he tries to compensate with location.
- The sliced papaya was refreshing and the ceviche was tasty even without much citrus zip.
- The zip she detects in Tokyo is missing in London and/or Paris and/or New York, she is saying.
- Softer than Sapphire with less aromatic zip, Van Gogh has elegant texture and fresh flavors, as well as less bitter bite than most other gins.
- This is not a personality-driven, motivational DVD with a driving pop music score for added zip.
- Did his punches have the same zip from the second round on?
- In midfield, Steve Schumacher's welcome return added zip and zest and brought legs to the piston-like work-rate of Lee Crooks.
- From the other side, he doesn't have sparkling offensive statistics and his throws don't have great zip.
- He didn't appear to have much zip or intensity and dropped some catchable balls.
- It had a bit of zip, and it was a nice diversion from the usual power ballads.
- Each mouthful is a bit different, and you can add zip from the dip of accompanying hot sauce.
- A different Bees side emerged for the second half, and a more familiar zip characterised all they tried to do.
- He demonstrated zip to throw over the middle and made a great throw to his right, hitting WR Muhsin Muhammad on a play-action pass to set up the Jones TD.
- However, this experiment with more realism injected into the series lacks a certain amount of zip that diehard fans have come to know and love.
- To be fair, you have about 4000% more energy and zip as a speaker than anyone there today.
- The zip and energy shown by Wales in attack was one of the major plus points for Hearts.
- As he fell from favor, his comedies lost their zip, and finally, after fighting tuberculosis for many years, he died at the age of fifty-one.
- The former national player has added that much-need zip to the attack, bowling long spells and dominating the batsmen.
- Even in the scrappy draw with Everton last Monday, there were signs that it has given them a bit of their old zip, and they will approach this afternoon in good spirits.
- Want to add some crunch to your salad, some zing to your pasta, some zip to your dip?
- It took me about 2 minutes before I'd quietly undone the two zips on the tent door and silently projected myself head first out of it.
- Many women had to use elastic and zips to adjust their own uniforms or borrow bigger uniforms from colleagues.
- Today, however, I set out for the walk and the zip stayed open as I pulled it up.
- Since then, the cotton tops have been shrunk, tie-dyed, torn, cropped, coloured, encrusted with jewels and covered in zips.
- He wore dark brown baggy trousers covered with zips.
- Miss Stephenson was wearing black baggy knee-length combat trousers covered in zips and chains, and knee-length stripy socks with white Adidas trainers.
- There were a couple of howlers, including a reference to the zip fastener long before its invention.
- I can't manage things like zips, so they took the zips out and put Velcro in instead.
- I need, not just want, some new boots with tougher zips and buckles than the last pair, which will last through the coming year and the afore-mentioned snow.
- More pockets can mean more zips and more zips can mean more locks, which in turn means more sweaty moments at airport security-checks.
- Simple daily routines, such as peeling potatoes or fastening zips and buttons, become near impossible.
- I reciprocated and started undoing various buttons, zips and straps.
- Yes, belts, buckles and zips are high fashion for us men this winter.
- Some of the cleverer manufacturers are now putting separate compartments on the inside so that there is only one outer zip to lock.
- The garment is manufactured using a hardwearing, fire resistant fabric that incorporates a two way zip on the front.
- Simple in design, this is a great little deep neck top with a half length zip and zipped pocket at the chest for storing bus passes.
- He held up a pair of black baggy jeans with bright pink zips on them.
- Some of the most original pieces are by Danny Greig, 18, who has produced skirts and bodices made almost entirely from zips.
- He hauled his jacket on, his shaking fingers fumbling to fasten the zip.
- It's a urethane-laminated pack with welded waterproof seam construction with a truly water tight zip.
transitive verbzipping, zipped
1(bag/pocket) cerrar la cremallera de(pocket/bag) cerrar el cierre de Latin America(pocket/bag) cerrar el zíper de Mexico Venezuela Central America Cubashe zipped herself into her dress — se puso el vestido y se subió la cremallera (or el cierre etc.)
- I zipped up my purse and leaned against the wall.
- Jennifer zipped up the sides of her boots, and clipped her belt together.
- However they imagined this end, I cannot help but seeing an image of a body bag being zipped up.
- Liz stood at the door in gray sweatpants and a black jacket that was zipped up.
- She smiles and zips up her jacket. ‘Which is just how it should be.’
- She finished her hasty packing and zipped up the bag.
- He was wearing a black ski-type waterproof jacket which was bulky and was zipped up to the neck and possibly had a hood.
- I inhaled the smell of old perfume and talcum powder every time I helped zip her dress.
- Having grabbed all the books she needed for the weekend, Melanie shut her locker door, zipped up her backpack, and swung it over her shoulder.
- Keep your bag zipped up and make sure your wallet or purse can't be seen.
- His black jacket was zipped up despite the heat of the night and his hands were in his pockets.
- Sofia was wearing a brown leather jacket, which was already zipped up as much as possible.
- She shivered and zipped up her hooded sweatshirt.
- His black bomber jacket was zipped up to the neck and he also wore black jeans and black boots or shoes.
- Todd was behind us, zipping his pants and calling out Brooklyn's name.
- I quickly zipped up my jacket and walked away from Jason.
- He was wearing a waist-length light to mid-grey polyester jacket, zipped up at the front, and dark sandy-coloured corduroys.
- I pulled out three dollars and zipped my purse.
- He was wearing dark blue jeans, Timberland black boots and a white long-sleeved top that was zipped up.
- The jacket was zipped up and the pants were ironed straight.
- We zipped it up to compress it so that your virus protection software would allow you to receive it
- The standard way around this is to zip the executable files before sending them.
- The Trojan arrives in an e-mail with an attachment that is zipped and contains an executable.
- We also zipped the folder, reducing it to about 640MB for our large file tests.
- Like the smaller test, we'll be zipping the images into one zip file, then testing again with all the files separate.
intransitive verbzipping, zipped
1(with zipper)the suitcase zips open/shut — la maleta se abre/cierra con cremallera (or cierre etc.)
- the hood zips on — la capucha se pone con cremallera (or cierre etc.)
2informal(move fast)the morning zipped by — la mañana (se) pasó volando informal
- we zipped through the work — (nos) despachamos el trabajo en un santiamén
- to zip past — pasar silbando
- we zipped along — íbamos a toda mecha / a todo trapo
- I'll just zip out and post this letter — salgo volando a echar esta carta
- Under the assured direction of veteran Leo McCarey, the film just zips along and is all over far too soon.
- Crouch zipped a pass to Wistrom, who caught it, turned upfield and was tackled at the 15.
- Where are the predictions of the near future in which we all zip about above the rooftops in our own little aircars?
- Stealing in on the blindside of the lax Killie defence to gather a cross-field delivery, he zipped an unstoppable shot into the far corner.
- It made 11 hours in economy class on the London to Bangkok flight zip by in a dreamy fug.
- Against the Kings, Yao zipped a no-look scoop pass across the court to PG Steve Francis.
- Normally I push the speed limit, and the countryside zips by.
- Flushed from the pocket by Tigers pressure, Hagans roamed the field for nearly 5 seconds before zipping a 25-yard pass to wideout Deyon Williams.
- It's a public holiday today, so we zipped up the M4 in record time, I parked near Stamford Bridge, and we walked round to Earls Court from there.
- Meanwhile, as with any circuit, you'll zip from one move to the next without resting, keeping your heart rate - and calorie burn - high.
- Robben, again from the right, zips inside and coaxes a curler about four yards of the far post.
- James is a tireless runner who can punish a defense with his strength or zip through it with his speed.
- Everybody zips along at the same frantic speed, the assumption being that you know where you're going.
- It was Smith again who pressurised Dunfermline, this time turning inside from he left and keeping his shot low but it zipped just past the post.
- Khair moves with effortless ease into his story-telling: we are quickly introduced to the characters as the novel zips along.
- The magnesium catches fire and zips around on the surface of the water.
- Drifts of sea pinks coloured the soft grass of the cliff tops and house martins zipped by flashing their pure white rumps.
- The evening consists of four creative and varied works that made the time zip by.
- Day over, then I could just zip home and zip straight onto the computer where I could just lock myself away from the outside world.
- April opened up her locker to stuff her book bag and zip home on her roller blades.
- Finally, he zips a pass to me, a pass that would have been perfect if 1 were 6-6 but instead goes sailing just over my fingertips and out of bounds.
- You slide the envelope through the slot, and a little motor kicks in, grabbing the envelope and zipping it through, while popping out a spinning blade to slice off just the tiniest bit of the top of the envelope.
- I literally feel life zip by me while I stand rooted.
- The musical numbers are by far the most frenetic, with animated imagery zipping around at the speed of hyperspace.
- Brooks, a war correspondent, has obviously done her homework, and her first novel zips along entertainingly, filled with incident and detail.
- First, Ginobili drove the lane and drew Duncan's defender, zipping a pass to Duncan all alone on the baseline for a 19-footer.
- Carr zipped a perfect pass to a wide-open Johnson, who dropped the easy catch that would have given Houston another third down conversion.
- Instead of high drama in slow motion, this is low drama and high speed as the cars zip by.
1nada de nada informal
- Right now, the score: They're down zip to two to Paraguay.
- And you don't have to sacrifice zip for cleaner air.
- ‘No, zero, zippo,’ Katharine Armstrong, who hosted the hunt, told her local paper.
- Roberts also has absolutely no experience - zippo - in the criminal justice system.
- ‘My social life is pretty much zippo,’ Maxhimer said.
- That will mean that anyone earning under $38,000 gets zero, zippo, and members of Parliament get at least $100 a week extra.
- School's nearly back in session, and we feel your panic as your fun-filled summer days wind down to zippo.
- Meanwhile our heating bill went up almost $150 and we get zip because, apparently, we make way too much money (note the sarcasm).
- Players and nonplayers alike get aced out of cherished, indispensable things all the time and get zip in return, so it seems only reasonable to want to balance the equation a little.
- I typed in the name Patrick Goldstein and again, zippo - nada.
- After 30 minutes, I have learned nothing, nada, zippo.
- Sure, he launched some missiles back in '91, accomplishing zip.
- I checked in on concerned daughter, again zippo.
- But the important point about this matter is that under this Government there are jobs there; under that member's Government there were none - not one, zippo.
- Last year had the decent ‘Legally Blonde,’ but this year - zippo.
- A quarter of the songs played on Miami's Power 96 are dance hall, compared with zip two years ago.
- Anybody who needs to correct someone about beauty college not being a real college has a navy bean for a heart and a kindness quotient of zip.
- That had zip to do with the election result because in the end people will vote on issues.
- They sat around for a good while scratching their heads and coming up with exactly zippo.
- So if people over 65 vote Labour or National in this election, they will get zip.
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