Translation of nick in Spanish:


muesca, n.

Pronunciation /nɪk//nɪk/


  • 1

    (in wood) muesca feminine
    (in wood) hendidura feminine
    (in blade) mella feminine
    did you cut yourself? — it's just a little nick ¿te cortaste? — es solo un rasguño
    • The picture suffers from numerous source defects, including many nicks and scratches, a generally dirty appearance, and discolored film elements.
    • Even if those horns manage a gouge here or a nick there, a matador can always depend on antibiotics to stave off serious complications.
    • Anyway, this is probably Uncle Scrooge's most precious possession, even though it must have nicks, scratches and is probably very worn.
    • A fair number of nicks and scratches remain as well.
    • Print wear and defects from the source materials are the biggest culprits here, with a fair amount of nicks and blemishes still remaining.
    • We have two tables with black slate tops polished smooth, except for a few nicks and chips perhaps 1/4 inch deep.
    • Like the old rifles, the rear sight bears a tiny nick of a sighting notch.
    • They did not see much of any damage, just a few nicks and scrapes on those shuttle tiles.
    • Most of the nicks, scuffs and gouges that currently mar the work are a result of human carelessness, such as carts and chairs banging into the walls.
    • Exposure to rain or hail can cause nicks and scratches that dramatically increase the craft's radar signature.
    • The grips seem to be impervious to most chemicals found on a gun cleaning table and don't show the nicks and gouges of hard use like wood or other materials.
    • The blade was in perfect condition, no nicks or dents.
    • Handle silver with care to avoid nicks and heavy scratches; knife blades and other metals can do damage if they come in contact with silverware.
    • It may be blue-worn and carry a bountiful collection of nicks and scratches, because it hasn't spent much time in the dresser drawer.
    • There are few film defects such as nicks or blemishes to be seen.
    • The prides came right out of the undergrowth and close enough to the vehicle for the researchers to observe the tiny nicks and scratches that help distinguish one animal from another.
    • If there are any wires or struts for the tail, check them carefully for nicks and chips, and examine the ends, both the top and the bottom, for signs of rust or movement.
    • The buckles have a nice feel to them, and they're designed in such a way that the excess strap lies between the buckle, and the PC, thus preventing any nicks and scratches.
    • It was marred with dozens of nicks and marks from fighting.
    • Flippers, armpits, backs, and bellies are often covered with bites; some are large, open, and bleeding, but most are just small nicks and scrapes.
  • 2

    • 2.1British slang (prison)

      cárcel feminine
      chirona feminine informal
      cana feminine South America slang
      trullo masculine Spain slang
      bote masculine Mexico Venezuela slang
      gayola feminine River Plate slang
      porotera feminine Chile slang
      • From the soaps we're joined by Kim Medcalf, EastEnders jailbird Sam Mitchell, who escapes Walford nick to perform a classic track.
      • Always in these movies the defendant looks cooked, until a last minute witness shows up at the nick, spurred on by ingenious detective work.
      • He ought to be retiring to the nick after all the dodgy warrants he signed for Inspector Fiend.
      • In order to apply closure to the mayhem, a farmer, driven insane after the loss of his youngest son, arrives in the nick with assorted homemade weapons.
      • Letters Bernie Ebbers shed a tear or two as he was sentenced to 25 years in the nick for his part in the financial disaster that was WorldCom.
      • At the height of the demonstrations we were called up from our South London nick to support the Norfolk guys.
      • I turned up a slightly cynical, badly-dressed student and left three days later, after a short spell in Southampton nick, as the blazing-eyed, still badly-dressed eco-bore I am today.
      • Big Mick left after several gigs to serve a few years in the nick, so we got in Metal Ing.
      • And I'm not sure my friend realised that councils have many other ways of getting their council tax and some of them can have far-reaching effects that go beyond a short spell in the nick.
      • I'm Sergeant Peter Lees and this is PC Lee Peters from Westing nick.
      • We'll go and put a picket round the 'ville while they're in the nick.

    • 2.2British slang (police station)

      comisaría feminine
      delegación feminine Mexico

transitive verb

  • 1

    hacer una muesca en
    I nicked myself shaving me corté al afeitarme
    • He had felt the hot sting as the bullet grazed it, and another sting as a piece of broken glass nicked him on the cheek, but paid no attention to the blood as it ran down his face and arm and soaked his clothes.
    • Instead, Pristine barely dodges it and the sword only nicks her as it comes in between her neck and the strap of her bag, which contains the Crystal of Life.
    • The warehouse windows - the ones that weren't already broken by vandals - exploded outward and a small piece of glass nicked Chris above the eye.
    • Readers recall an old friend here or there who nicked himself/herself with a razor blade 10, 15, or 20 years ago.
    • He then swung again in a downward, diagonal strike to the left, nicking the man in the left shoulder.
    • The fake bills might even be nicked or slightly torn.
    • And that was ok too, because, who didn't, every once in a while, nick themselves shaving?
    • This round though, Clay was more composed as he glided out of the way and began to pump the left jab with enough accuracy to have Cooper nicked by Cooper's right eye.
    • She holds out a crossbow, ‘Don't try anything funny, this arrow is poisoned tipped, if it even nicks you, you will die in a matter of minutes.’
    • He let himself be pressed back toward the door, barely blocking one blow after another, until finally the knight's sword nicked him in the side.
    • It appears he was nicked while being cut and it got infected - very badly.
    • His mate said ‘it's just a graze - he only nicked you.’
    • Does that mean that Gillette will have to start making blunter razor blades so they will not be culpable if we nick ourselves shaving?
    • And if he nicked you bad enough to bleed, he'd dab a bit of toilet paper on his tongue and stick it to the wound!
    • In fact it's a function of rapid blood loss and consequent loss of consciousness, which in turn depends on optimal wound-channel volume and bullet fragmentation - both of which tend to favour nicking a major blood vessel.
    • They were small cuts on her shoulder from when she was training with her brother, he nicked her with his sword, she had forgotten about them until now.
    • If the epidural needle nicks the covering of the spinal cord, there may be a small leak of fluid from around the cord, which can cause a headache when you sit or stand up.
    • Remove the pan from the oven, take off the lid and gently split the bird's legs away from its body, nicking the skin with a knife as you go.
    • A bio weapon delivery system could be your next-door neighbor, or the mosquito that nicked you before dinner.
    • They held their knives in our faces and I was nicked by one just to the left of my left eye.
  • 2British informal

    afanar slang
    volar Mexico Venezuela informal
    to nick sth from sb afanarle algo a algn slang
    • Michael Azzerad nicked the title of his recent book about the American '80s music underground, Our Band Could Be Your Life, from a minutemen song.
    • Last year, 10,000 mobiles were stolen and two-thirds of those were nicked or robbed from kids.
    • In January a Government funded report found that 700,000 phones were nicked last year sparking a crime wave of theft and violence.
    • I feel almost like a tourist - that's why I'm always nicking things from places we go, souvenirs.
    • With my children in tow, all that ringing doorbells and running away, all that stuffing tennis balls up car exhaust pipes and nicking traffic cones to furnish my bedroom had to end.
    • Do you go up to a victim of theft, nick their watch then get annoyed when they get slightly defensive?
    • Although it claims it is impossible to say exactly how many mobile phones are being nicked it estimates that 700,000 were stolen last year.
    • She didn't have any money stolen, it was only her identity that was nicked - and apparently that's not a crime.
    • A top Navy Officer was hauled before a court martial yesterday after a laptop packed with military secrets was nicked from his car.
    • By nicking nectar and pollen from the native species they deny those insects the opportunity to perform the function of pollination and as a result some plants do not set seed.
    • Rather than nicking your car stereo, the thief of 2020 will be after your whole digital persona.
    • I have no desire to read this book, but if I did, I would definitely nick it, or get one of the local thieves to nick it to order.
    • After about four and a half hours of crab ruining my efforts by nicking my bait, I was starting to get a bit anxious as the tide was coming in.
    • And it also raises questions about where Reid gets his story ideas - like all good editors, he nicks many of them from where he can find them.
    • The producers then said they wanted all of us out (we were in a house, Big Brother style) and I nicked all of the jewellery they'd given me to wear/promote while I was in the house.
    • Curtain-twitching old grannies call the cops when they see someone nicking your car.
    • The Liverpool supporter, it was announced, couldn't make it because his car had been nicked.
    • Apologies to Tim D for nicking his post title.
    • We first see the hero, Jamie, as a violent 18-year-old Gravesend thug who, having nicked a car, runs off with 15-year-old Lynsey.
    • It'll mean that if a fraudster nicks your credit or debit card, it'll be useless practising the signature on it as he'll need to read your mind for the PIN to get anywhere with it.
  • 3British slang

    (catch, arrest)
    they got nicked los trincaron Spain slang