In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(botella/caja) to open(botella/caja) to take the top off(botella/caja) to take the lid off(olla) to uncover(olla) to take the lid off
1.2(descubrir)(mueble) to uncover(escándalo) to uncover
1.3(en la cama)to pull the covers off
2Latin America(caño/inodoro) to unblock
1(en la cama)to throw the coversto throw the bedclothes offto push the covers back
2(oídos/nariz) to unblocktodavía no se me han destapado los oídos — my ears are still blocked
3informal(sorprender)se destapó como una verdadera lumbrera — he turned out to be a real genius
- destaparse con algo
- se destapó con un sobresaliente — he surprised us all by getting an A
4.1(abrirse, confesarse)destaparse con algn — to open up to sb
- se destapó conmigo y me hizo muchas confidencias — he opened up to me and told me a lot of personal things
4.2(declararse)(homosexual) to come out
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