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Principal Translations
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alfiler nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso"). (costura: con cabeza)pin nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Hizo un muñeco que representaba a su novio y le clavó un alfiler.
 
Additional Translations
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alfiler de corbata grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero"). (sujeción adorno de corbata)pin nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (university)pledge pin nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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Compound Forms:
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del tamaño de una cabeza de alfiler exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (minúsculo)the size of a pinhead exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
no caber un alfiler loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (completamente lleno)be completely full, be full to the brim v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be no room for a single soul v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  chockablock, chock-a-block adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (people)be packed in like sardines v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Intentaron subir al autobús pero no pudieron; no cabía un alfiler.
 They tried to get onto the bus but they couldn't: it was completely full.
tan pequeño como la cabeza de un alfiler as small as the head of a pin exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
un alfiler al rojo vivo hot poker
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