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tin
American English: /tɪn/
British English: /tɪn/

Translation of tin in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (metal) (before noun) tin mine
    mina (feminine) de estaño
    Example sentences
    • By the late 16th century Acheh had reduced the power of Johore and controlled much of Sumatra and Malaya, deriving its wealth from pepper and tin.
    • Some of it they gamble on the price of tin, or the dollar going down, or whether there'll be floods in Asia.
    • It had blamed the illegal miners for causing a drop in the international price of tin.
    1.2 (tinplate)
    (before noun) (roof)
    de (hoja)lata
    de cinc or de zinc
    (soldier)
    de plomo
    Example sentences
    • Using lighter material such as plywood, acrylic sheet, tin, stainless steel and cloth has also made transportation easier.
    • I like the leg room, and I demand a car made of steel, not tin.
    • Instead most graves are marked with a steel stake and a piece of rusting tin bearing a number.
  • 2 countable 2.1 (can)
    (especially British English)
    lata (feminine) or (in Spain also) bote (masculine) or (in Chile also) tarro (masculine)
    (de conservas, bebidas etc)
    collecting tin (British English) to do what it says on the tinit/he does what it says on the tin
    cumple lo que promete
    2.2 (for storage)
    Example sentences
    • You never see them scurrying to school, as we did, with baskets and biscuit tins containing ingredients.
    • There were bags of flour on the floor, lumps of doughs on chairs, bottles of fruit and nuts in boxes, and towers of biscuit tins and cookie-making things in doorways.
    • The base of his motor was a tea chest, a biscuit tin housed the projection lamp, scanning discs were cut from cardboard, and he also utilised four-penny cycle lenses.
    2.3 (for baking)
    Example sentences
    • Grease the tin and line with baking parchment, then arrange the quince quarters over the base.
    • Spoon into lightly greased muffin tins and bake at 200 degrees C for about 12-15 minutes.
    • Grease a loaf tin with plenty of butter and press the mixture in.
    Example sentences
    • Not only did the first division leaders pick him up on a free, but rather than superstar wages he's happy with a bowl of milk and a tin of cat food.
    • Not only was the room in a filthy state, the food cupboard contained just a tin of mushy peas, baked beans and corned beef.
    • I can empty a tin of cat food into a bowl, give a dog a bone, but never, ever, have I let any sort of animal eat out of my hand.

transitive verb -nn-

  • 1.1 (coat with tin) 1.2
    (British English) (put in tins) (food)
    Example sentences
    • She began the third game by tinning another of the backhand drop shots that her heretofore served her so well, and just like that Kitchen seized that small opening and wedged it much wider by racing off with five quick points.
    • I tinned some small speaker wires, but found that soldering and splicing wires is questionable depending on the size of the wire.
    • These alloys can be tinned although some compositions are more suitable than others.

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