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pin

American English: /pɪn/
British English: /pɪn/

noun

  • 1 (for cloth, paper) 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]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]I don't care two pins what they think
    me importa un bledo or un comino or un pepino lo que piensen
    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)
    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) 3.2 (on plug)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    3.3 (peg) (Technology)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • ‘You give people individual notes like the little pins in a musical box’, he chided the composer.
    3.4
    also: clothes pin
    (American English)
    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)
  • 4 4.1 (in golf) 4.2 (in bowling)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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
    also: pins plural
    (legs) [colloquial]
    patas (feminine plural) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 -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) 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)
    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
    Example sentences
    • One young woman recalled the way her badges had been pinned to her school blazer; another said she'd never forget Leigh's smile.
    • Mikey pins a large decorated badge of Jackie Robinson on the Golem, who smiles.
    • Attach and pin the pre-curled hair wefts around the base of the ponytail anchoring to the previously placed bobby pins.
  • 2 (hold motionless) See examples: they pinned him against the wall
    lo inmovilizaron contra la pared
    she pinned my arms to my sides
    me sujetó los brazos a ambos lados

Phrasal verbs

pin back

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
to have one's ears pinned back
operarse de las orejas (para aplastarlas)

pin down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (prevent from moving) See examples: he was pinned down by a fallen beam
quedó inmovilizado bajo una viga
they pinned him down
(se echaron sobre él y) lo inmovilizaron
2 2.1 (define)
(cause/identity)
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) See examples: it's useless trying to pin politicians down
es inútil intentar que los políticos se definan
to pin somebody down to/on somethingI managed to pin him down to a definite date
conseguí que se comprometiera para una fecha concreta
we couldn't pin him down on the details of the plan
no logramos que precisara or que concretara los pormenores del plan

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PIN
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British English: /pɪn/

noun

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