1.1(part of sth broken, torn, cut, divided)pedazo masculinetrozo masculinea piece of bread — un pedazo / un trozo de pan
- she ripped the letter into pieces — rompió la carta en pedacitos
- a piece of land — una parcela
- she smashed the vase to pieces — hizo añicos el jarrón
- the toy lay in pieces on the floor — el juguete estaba en el suelo, hecho pedazos
- her life in pieces, she made up her mind to … — con la vida deshecha / en ruinas, decidió …
- Sections of main roads are completely broken to pieces.
- Break the chocolate in pieces and melt with the rum in a bowl over simmering water.
- In the middle of the confusion, the thieves try to get away with the mirror, only to break it to pieces in their fight to have the first glance.
- She saw a piece of it break off and a gout of flame shoot into the air.
- Avie looked down at her tray and started to break off a piece of her cookie.
- Scarlet sighed as she put a small piece of pumpkin pie in her mouth.
- Oh well, at least her mom didn't have to worry about cutting the pizza, it was broken in pieces already.
- She picks up a glass vase and flings it on the ground, breaking it to pieces.
- In the busy commercial streets of the city you will find huge pumpkins broken to pieces and scattered on the road.
- A police spokesman said that the man was scrabbling across the slope when a piece of rock broke away.
- Then she took out a lump of sandalwood from the wall cupboard, washed it, broke it in pieces, dissolved it in water and cleaned her face and arms with the paste.
- Her bed with torn to pieces with cloth and portions of her blanket lying all over the floor.
- In a second the whole sword was broken in pieces and Kashiro's attack continued.
- Men broke into the mill and smashed them to pieces.
- Gradually it starts to be crushed in one direction and then stretched in another until it is broken to pieces.
- I glued all three pieces in place with epoxy.
- Near the bottom is a chunk that originally was a piece of soundproofing material.
- With that, my mother knife and cut a small piece of the pie.
- The girls made the discovery after spotting a piece of red material sticking out of the ground in the park's wooded area.
- The gold chain was retrieved and returned to the owner, albeit in pieces and with a portion missing following the scuffle.
1.2(component)pieza feminineparte femininehe's taken the clock to pieces — ha desarmado / desmontado el reloj
- it comes to pieces — es desmontable
- we took the novel to pieces — analizamos la novela parte por parte
- a three-piece suit — un terno
- the pieces are starting to fall into place — las cosas se están empezando a aclarar
- The kit contains hundreds of miniature pieces of the popular construction toy that comprises a building system of rods and connectors.
- By combining the good pieces and assembling them into a somewhat complete firearm, it can now be sold as a functioning weapon.
- The scribble is constructed from 229 separate pieces of steel, weighs 25 tonnes and has 72 twists.
- Construction pieces from every set can be combined in an infinite number of ways, which contributes to excitement and adventure.
- After that, you start sanding other people's work and start to help put pieces of furniture together.
- For all customers who want to coat boat pieces and other non-car pieces, or car pieces which don't appear on our price list, we have tried to give you enough information below to estimate what your piece(s) would cost.
- Silversmith Biggs was responsible for the basic design and construction of the piece.
- The laser device is used to monitor the correct alignment of mechanical pieces over a distance up to 10 m.
- Even so, you could recycle those items into scrap pieces to make parts for another robot.
- All of the pieces are cast or constructed in nonferrous metals, so that they resonate musically.
- He suggested that the regulations previously construed could be said to apply to particular pieces of machinery of an unduly hazardous nature.
- The pieces of the iron construction crashed down into the water.
- In my day we only had the simplest of Lego pieces - just square blocks.
- Sometimes pieces of the construct will be inserted as well as, or instead of, the full construct.
- If you wonder if you can replace the clutch yourself, you should first consider how much knowledge you have regarding how to do it and the car pieces involved.
2(item)a piece of advice — un consejo
- 500 pieces of artillery — 500 piezas de artillería
- a piece of chewing gum — un chicle
- a piece of clothing — una prenda (de ropa)
- a piece of fruit — una fruta
- a piece of furniture — un mueble
- a piece of jewelry — una alhaja
- an absurd piece of legislation — una norma (or disposición etc.) absurda
- that was a piece of luck! — ¡qué suerte!
- how many pieces of luggage do they have? — ¿cuántos bultos llevan?
- a piece of news — una noticia
- a piece of paper — un papel
- an excellent piece of work — un trabajo excelente
- we sell the cutlery by the piece — vendemos los cubiertos sueltos / por piezas
3.1a piece (of music) — una pieza (de música)
- Ideas and written pieces can be published online and vetted by readers before going to print, blogging helps the journalism process.
- Most, in fact, are relatively early pieces by composers who are now mid-career.
- Many of the pieces are beautifully written and personal.
- As a composer, he wrote several pieces for the oboe family, which I am delighted to publish.
- Has anyone ever heard a beautiful piece of music played on a recorder?
- She composed at least eight pieces, written for a variety of voices, instruments, and genres.
- Next, I shared how Beethoven's music was much more emotional and how he often wrote pieces in a minor key.
- We're not trying to just write songs, we're trying to write musical pieces.
- I might even offer the theory that it is the most perfect piece of music ever written.
- They are both very beautiful pieces, both musically and lyrically, and her voice is just gorgeous.
- A child prodigy, he wrote his first piece of music at the age of five and completed his first symphony at the age of eight.
- Students write about narrative pieces and give a title to their artwork.
- Soon afterwards he was writing his own pieces, and at seven he became only the second child under the age of 10 ever to be accepted by the Vienna Conservatoire.
- He wrote and arranged many pieces of liturgical music, and set up several computer programs.
- The program consisted of a wide range of varying pieces, including songs written by each of the performers.
- Never has such a beautiful piece of music been played on the electric guitar.
- His close friendships with women produced some of the best-known pieces of music ever written by any composer; but they did not secure him a wife.
- There is currently an open invitation for composers to write pieces for the bells.
- Each fellow will write several pieces while in residence, which will each be subjected to detailed criticism.
- The piece conveys the sense of an urgent, fully focused formal sensibility at work.
3.4(of poetry)poema masculinepoesía feminine
4(coin)moneda femininepieza femininea 50 peso piece — una moneda de 50 pesos
- Was it one customer too many with the bags of two cent pieces?
- Rain is continuing to come down across the region, with reports of hail the size of 20 cent pieces.
- Well, you have to admit it's slightly more plausible than upping the value of the penny piece to £1.
- He spins on the proverbial sixpence/one euro piece but drags his shot wide.
- The parsnips are ready to harvest when the crown is the diameter of a 50 cent piece.
- The penny piece is now worth less in real terms than either the farthing or the decimal halfpenny when they were withdrawn from circulation.
- Flowers range in size from a five cent piece to a compact disc in diameter.
- Now, $2 coins seem tiny and a handful of 20 and 50 cent pieces weigh far too much.
- Is there any risk that the two euro coin will be mistaken for the Thai 10 baht piece, whose face value is eight times less?
- This guy thinks we should get rid of the dime and replace it with an 18 cent piece.
- They were presented with a pouch containing silver one, two, three and four penny pieces from golden trays held by the Yeomen of the Guard.
- They also included a selection of threepenny bits, a 1916 halfpenny and a penny piece from 1921.
- The boy passed them the letters, and two penny pieces, then thanked them for their kindness before returning the way he had come.
- Would you shed a tear if the five cent piece suddenly disappeared from circulation?
- They also snatched her purse, and took two old shilling pieces and a ladies watch.
- I put $20 in five and ten cent pieces into an old jam jar, then filled it with water and placed it in the freezer.
5.1(in board games)ficha femininepieza feminine
- The objective is simply to be the first to move all the pieces across the board and into the star point opposite.
- It was an abstract race game called Tempo in which pieces were moved not by the roll of the dice, but by the playing of cards.
- Adam moved his chess piece and leaned back, satisfied with the way the game was progressing.
- Then, once many of his pieces cannot move, you add yours and win the game.
- Hathorne feebly lifted one of the jade pieces and moved it diagonally to the edge of the board.
- Soon, his smile was back and he moved one of his pieces over.
- To focus on the moves of the individual pieces without understanding the strategy misses the point.
- We love to roll dice and move pieces around a board, plot battleship strategies, play cribbage, chess, and mancala.
- Charlie moved her pieces with rapid decision, while Adam preferred to take his time.
- Game pieces move horizontally and vertically, but not diagonally, making the game more challenging as paths become obstructed.
- In the end, he only shuffles around the pieces of a board game of his invention.
- Withdrawing from the banquet and watching others move chess pieces was more compatible with his bleak mood.
- First, I'll show you how each pieces moves, then I'll show some basic opening strategies.
- Glass playing pieces for board games have also been found in some numbers.
- The buffalo player may only move his pieces one space directly forward as long as that space is unoccupied.
- Chess pieces and chessboards lend themselves to all sorts of puzzles and mathematical investigations.
- If a piece is in limbo, the player must get it back on the board before moving any other piece.
- She stretched her legs out in front of her in a relaxed position, staring hard at the pieces on the long chess board before her.
- Knowing this, you can try and figure out which pieces are which simply by how they're being moved.
- She was sat on her desk, moving some puzzles' pieces, trying to figure out something, maybe an image, or a letter.
5.2(in chess)figura feminine
- This can be done by a pawn break or by a sacrifice involving pieces or pawns.
- Though the Queen is the strongest piece, it is vulnerable to attack by weaker enemy units.
- If the single piece happens to be Queen or Rook, the weaker party becomes all too powerful.
- Black gets three pawns for the piece, which leaves him a pawn down on balance - in theory.
- Here, however, you will find more coverage of endgames with more pieces and pawns.
6slang(handgun)pistola femininepipa feminine Spain slangfusca feminine Mexico slang
- The cavalry turned in its horses for pack mules because mules could carry artillery pieces through rugged terrain.
- They had smuggled small artillery pieces and more than 100 small mortars across the US patrolled border.
- The battle raged for several hours but the Zulus spears were no match for the Boers' rifles and artillery pieces.
- The wreck has been heavily excavated by archaeologists, but worn iron guns, cannonballs and small pieces are still to be found.
- The gunner's stopped the armoured artillery pieces, ready to fire at a word's notice.
- Artillery pieces did not have sufficient tube elevation or depression angles for direct fire delivery.
- It will be surrounded by a two metre-deep trench and have only one entrance, which will be protected by artillery pieces and machine gun posts.
- Parrot and Dahlgren developed large, smooth-bore cannon by 1860, not rifled pieces as he implies.
- Not every man knows his way around a shooting piece, but firearms are a manly art.
- Soldiers gather along the length of the trenches, artillery pieces prepare for the opening barrage.
- Among their weaponry are surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and artillery pieces.
- We have the best tanks in the world and the best armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces.
- He now was within metres of the artillery piece that shelled him and his late friend.
- More than half of the aircraft had been damaged beyond use, and most of the larger artillery pieces.
- He equipped his cavalry with pistols, abandoning the obsolete lance, and began to concentrate standardized artillery pieces in batteries.
- Artillery pieces were faked out of long black logs stuck on old truck wheels.
7US informal(distance)a piece — un trecho
- that's a fair piece from here — de aquí es un tirón
8.1derogatory slang (woman)tipa feminine informal derogatorytía feminine Spain informalmamacita feminine Mexico informalmina feminine Southern Cone slang
8.2US derogatory slang (sexual partner)she's a terrific piece — es muy buena en la cama informal