- 1 (for cloth, paper) alfiler (masculine) 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/familiar] 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 o give two pins [colloquial/familiar] I don't care two pins what they think me importa un bledo or un comino or un pepino lo que piensenMore example sentences
- 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) (American English/inglés norteamericano) insignia (feminine)More example sentences
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (on grenade) anilla (feminine) 3.2 (on plug) (British English/inglés británico) [Electricity/Electricidad] clavija (feminine), borne (masculine), pata (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences3.3 (peg) [Technology/Tecnología] perno (masculine)
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- These pins plug into the circuit board of the product for which the chip is intended.
- The circuit couples the speaker connection of the first pin to the microphone connection of the second pin.
- Through holes are also provided on the board for user expansion via a 96 pin DIN connector.
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- I woke the other day with this quote floating around in my head ‘When you remove the pin, Mr. Hand Grenade is no longer your friend.’
- Kerry didn't see an opportunity; he saw a hand grenade with the pin taken out.
- Orr simply walked across the sand, clambered on to one of the tanks, ‘popped’ the pins on his hand grenades and moved over the edge of the hatch.
(clothes pin)(American English/inglés norteamericano) pinza (feminine) or (Argentina) broche (masculine) or (Urug) palillo (masculine) or (Chile) perrito (masculine) or (Colombia) (Venezuela) gancho (masculine) (de la ropa) 3.5 [Medicine/Medicina] clavo (masculine)
- ‘You give people individual notes like the little pins in a musical box’, he chided the composer.
- 4 4.1 (in golf) banderín (masculine) 4.2 (in bowling) bolo (masculine), pino (masculine) (Mexico/México)More example sentences
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- 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.
- 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.
- 5(pins plural)(legs) [colloquial/familiar] patas (feminine plural) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
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- The operation was success and her femur was pinned together with three large metal pins.
- Surgeons at St James's Hospital in Leeds, where she was treated, thought she may lose her legs but managed to save them with a variety of metal implants, screws, plates and pins.
- They removed damaged tissue and inserted bolts and pins, trying to piece together his shattered bones and tendons.
- Even if you can't sing, can't dance but have a half decent set of pins and can play football, a new reality TV series wants to hear from you.
- If my auld pins were half a century or so younger, I'd give it a go meself.
- For those with THE perfect pins, hemlines from micro short and slim fitting will suit individual tastes.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-nn-)
- 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 or (Mexico/México) prendedores) pin the list (up) on the board pon la lista en el tablero de anuncios she had a flower pinned on o to her dress llevaba una flor prendida en el vestido I pinned the clothes on the line (American English/inglés norteamericano) 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
pin backverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento sujetar, fijar to have one's ears pinned back operarse de las orejas (para aplastarlas)
pin downverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (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 1.1 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 definanto pin sb down