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American English: /nɪk/
British English: /nɪk/

Translation of nick in Spanish:


  • 1 (notch)
    (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 tiempo
    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) [colloquial]to be in good/bad nick
    estar en buen/mal estado

transitive verb

  • 1 (notch)
    hacer una muesca en
    I nicked myself shaving
    me corté al afeitarme
    Example sentences
    • Does that mean that Gillette will have to start making blunter razor blades so they will not be culpable if we nick ourselves shaving?
    • And that was ok too, because, who didn't, every once in a while, nick themselves shaving?
    • The fake bills might even be nicked or slightly torn.
  • 2 (steal) (British) [colloquial]
    afanar [slang]
    to nick something from somebody
    afanarle algo a alguien [slang]
    volarle algo a alguien (Mexico) (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • We first see the hero, Jamie, as a violent 18-year-old Gravesend thug who, having nicked a car, runs off with 15-year-old Lynsey.
    • Rather than nicking your car stereo, the thief of 2020 will be after your whole digital persona.
    • A top Navy Officer was hauled before a court martial yesterday after a laptop packed with military secrets was nicked from his car.
  • 3 (catch, arrest) (British) [slang]they got nicked
    los agarraron [colloquial]
    se los llevaron en cana (South America) [slang]
    los trincaron (Spain) [slang]
    los apañaron (Mexico) [slang]
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