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pin

Inglés americano: /pɪn/
Inglés británico: /pɪn/

noun

  • 1 (for cloth, paper) it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop
    había tanto silencio que se podía oír el vuelo de una mosca
    as clean as a (new) pin
    limpio como un jaspe or como los chorros del oro
    for two pins [colloquial]for two pins I'd tell her what I think of her
    tengo muchas ganas de decirle lo que pienso de ella
    not to care or give two pins [colloquial]I don't care two pins what they think
    me importa un bledo or un comino or un pepino lo que piensen
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • One of them cleverly decorates a vase by drawing plant leaves using a sharp pin, while another shapes small frog-like figures to be put on ashtrays.
    • To adjust the fit, stick the tapes on the underneath side to the front of the nappy or use grips or pins to fasten a cloth nappy.
    • She had already filed down one end of the pin to have a sharp point and thin width; it had never hurt to be prepared before.
  • 2 (brooch, badge) (US)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Jewellery in the form of bracelet, rings, pins and earrings have been used universally since time immemorial.
    • The cufflinks, lapel pins and brooches have been made in Orkney and are available only to MSPs and parliament visitors.
    • In my satchel I had a black leathern pouch stuffed with silver pieces, and the tiny red one, full of rings and pins and brooches and chains.
  • 4 4.1 (in golf)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • His third shot out of the sand sees the ball roll 20 feet past the pin but he holes the tricky par putt.
    • Can you imagine wanting to play golf without greens, targets, pins, or holes.
    • In a round that included three birdies and seven pars, she also claimed near pins on holes eight and fifteen, and the long putt on hole nine.
    4.2 (in bowling)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Wandering among its pillars, I felt like an ant among the pins of a bowling alley: 134 awesome skittles, each more elaborately decorated than the last.
    • They have 6 Mexican boys working for the YMCA bowling alley setting pins.
    • And this idea is related to the ending of the film, where you see the strings that pull on the pins in the bowling alley.
  • 5
    also: pins plural
    (legs) [colloquial]
    patas (feminine plural) [colloquial]

transitive verb present participle pinning past tense, past participle pinned

  • 1 (fasten, attach)
    (dress/seam)
    prender con alfileres
    I pinned the papers together
    sujeté los papeles con un alfiler
    she wore her hair pinned up
    llevaba el pelo recogido (con horquillas)
    llevaba el pelo recogido (con prendedores) (Mexico)
    pin the list (up) on the board
    pon la lista en el tablero de anuncios
    she had a flower pinned on or to her dress
    llevaba una flor prendida en el vestido
    I pinned the clothes on the line (US)
    colgué or tendí la ropa
    she had pinned her hopes on him/on getting a scholarship
    había cifrado sus esperanzas en él/en conseguir la beca
    they tried to pin the blame on him
    trataron de hacerle cargar con la culpa
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • One young woman recalled the way her badges had been pinned to her school blazer; another said she'd never forget Leigh's smile.
    • Mikey pins a large decorated badge of Jackie Robinson on the Golem, who smiles.
    • Attach and pin the pre-curled hair wefts around the base of the ponytail anchoring to the previously placed bobby pins.
  • 2 (hold motionless) they pinned him against the wall
    lo inmovilizaron contra la pared
    she pinned my arms to my sides
    me sujetó los brazos a ambos lados

Verbos con partícula

pin back

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
to have one's ears pinned back
operarse de las orejas (para aplastarlas)

pin down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (prevent from moving) he was pinned down by a fallen beam
quedó inmovilizado bajo una viga
they pinned him down
(se echaron sobre él y) lo inmovilizaron
2 2.1 (define)
(cause/identity)
definir
precisar
something's wrong with me, but I can't pin it down
algo tengo, pero no sabría decir exactamente qué
ideologically, he is hard to pin down
es difícil encasillarlo en una ideología
2.2 (force to state position) it's useless trying to pin politicians down
es inútil intentar que los políticos se definan
to pin somebody down to/on somethingI managed to pin him down to a definite date
conseguí que se comprometiera para una fecha concreta
we couldn't pin him down on the details of the plan
no logramos que precisara or que concretara los pormenores del plan
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PIN

Inglés americano: /pɪn/
Inglés británico: /pɪn/

noun

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