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pique
American English: /pik/
British English: /piːk/

Translation of pique in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • he only said that in a fit of pique
    lo dijo solo por despecho
    Example sentences
    • So I think senior colleagues made the wrong decision - but I can't say they made the decision in a fit of pique or envy.
    • They left two-weeks ago after selling their house in a fit of pique over the fact that their grandchildren were not welcome in the complex's communal backyard.
    • The president, apparently in a fit of pique, in October abruptly postpones a long-planned summit with Britain.

transitive verb

  • 1 (irritate) he was piqued by her lack of interest
    se resintió por su falta de interés
    su falta de interés lo hirió en su orgullo
  • 2 (arouse)
    (curiosity)
    picar
    (interest)
    despertar
    Example sentences
    • Curiosity piqued my harbored interest and I stole a glance at myself, to see what others saw of me.
    • This piques my scientific curiosity and I make a mental note to ask my rather strange-looking hostess about it.
    • Even those with only a passing interest in the subject matter should find something to pique their curiosity within.

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