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nick

Pronunciation: /nɪk/

Translation of nick in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 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 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 English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] to be in good/bad nick estar* en buen/mal estado

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (notch) hacer* una muesca en I nicked myself shaving me corté al afeitarme
  • 3 (catch, arrest) (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] they got nicked los agarraron [colloquial/familiar] or (South America/América del Sur) [slang/argot] se los llevaron en cana or (Spain/España) [slang/argot] los trincaron or (Mexico/México) [slang/argot] los apañaron

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