- 1 (notch — in wood) muesca (feminine), hendidura (feminine); (— in blade) mella (feminine) did you cut yourself? — it's just a little nick ¿te cortaste? — es solo un rasguño in the nick of time justo a tiempoMore example sentences
- Like the old rifles, the rear sight bears a tiny nick of a sighting notch.
- There are few film defects such as nicks or blemishes to be seen.
- The picture suffers from numerous source defects, including many nicks and scratches, a generally dirty appearance, and discolored film elements.
- 2 (condition) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] to be in good/bad nick estar* en buen/mal estado
- 3 (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] 3.1 (prison) cárcel (feminine), chirona (feminine) [colloquial/familiar], cana (feminine) (South America/América del Sur) [slang/argot], trullo (masculine) (Spain/España) [slang/argot], bote (masculine) (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) [slang/argot], gayola (feminine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [slang/argot], porotera (feminine) (Chile) [slang/argot] 3.2 (police station) comisaría (feminine), delegación (feminine) (Mexico/México)More example sentences
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- Letters Bernie Ebbers shed a tear or two as he was sentenced to 25 years in the nick for his part in the financial disaster that was WorldCom.
- And I'm not sure my friend realised that councils have many other ways of getting their council tax and some of them can have far-reaching effects that go beyond a short spell in the nick.
- We'll go and put a picket round the 'ville while they're in the nick.
- Always in these movies the defendant looks cooked, until a last minute witness shows up at the nick, spurred on by ingenious detective work.
- He ought to be retiring to the nick after all the dodgy warrants he signed for Inspector Fiend.
- I'm Sergeant Peter Lees and this is PC Lee Peters from Westing nick.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 2 (steal) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], afanar [slang/argot], volar* (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar], robar to nick sth
fromsb afanarle [slang/argot] or (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar] volarle* algo aalgn
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The Chilean presidential palace in the capital, Santiago, is called Palacio de la Moneda.