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English translation: men with large, stocky bodies


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03:30 Aug 14, 2006
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: heavy-set men
As he got out of his car, he signalled to a large unmarked van parked halfway down the street. Five heavy-set men in jeans and sweatshirts jumped from the vehicle and moved swiftly up the street. Over thier civiliand clothes they wore body armour emblazoned with the word POLICE and they wore balaclavas and assault helmet. Two of the men carried a short, stocky door-ram between them.
Local time: 19:48
English translation:men with large, stocky bodies
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Local time: 06:48
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4 +20men with large, stocky bodiesRHELLER



2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +20
men with large, stocky bodies


United States
Local time: 06:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 66
Grading comment
thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty
4 mins
  -> thanks, Jack :-)

agree  Will Matter: Big guys. Large men. "Portly" and "Stout", along with "Rugged" and "Robust" come to mind. Those kind of guys.
8 mins
  -> stout is helpful :-)

agree  Veronica Prpic Uhing
29 mins
  -> thanks, VPUHING :-)

agree  NancyLynn: five of them make a wall
1 hr
  -> I had never heard that one!

agree  flipendo
1 hr
  -> thanks, flipendo :-)

agree  Sophia Hundt
1 hr
  -> thanks, Sophia!

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
1 hr
  -> hi Marju :-)

agree  EdithK
1 hr
  -> hi Edith!

agree  Caryl Swift
3 hrs
  -> thanks, Caryl :-)

agree  Alison Jenner
4 hrs
  -> thanks, Alison :-)

agree  Flo Demolis
4 hrs
  -> thanks, FrenchtoEnglish :-)

agree  Dave Calderhead: overweight, muscular men perhaps? Hi Rita (:-{)> // have you ever watched weight lifters? perhaps muscular and overweight describes it better?
5 hrs
  -> hmmm, do those two go together?

agree  Laura Massara
5 hrs
  -> thanks, Laura :-)

agree  humbird: This always reminds me of guys in Marine Corp.
5 hrs
  -> thanks, Susan - those are usually called hunks :-)

agree  Cristina Chaplin
6 hrs
  -> thanks, Cristina :-)

agree  Can Altinbay
8 hrs
  -> hi Can :-)

agree  conejo
12 hrs
  -> thanks, conejo :-)

agree  jccantrell
12 hrs
  -> thanks, JC :-)

agree  Zhuoqi Mills
17 hrs

agree  Flavia Cubeddu
4 days
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