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pique

pique(
pee
-
keh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(rancor)
a. grudge
No me invitó a su fiesta porque tiene un pique conmigo.She didn't invite me to her party because she holds a grudge against me.
b. resentment
La división de los terrenos aumentó el pique entre las familias vecinas.The division of the land fueled the resentment between the neighboring families.
c. pique
El rey resolvió el pique que había entre los herederos al trono.The king addressed the pique between the heirs to the throne.
2. (animosity)
a. rivalry
El pique entre los Celtics y los Rangers creció en el campeonato.The rivalry between the Celtics and the Rangers grew in the championship.
3. (sports)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bounce
El tipo de cancha de tenis afecta el pique de la pelota.The type of tennis court affects the bounce of the ball.
b. rebound
El portero atrapó el balón luego del pique.The goalkeeper caught the ball on the rebound.
4. (playing cards)
a. spade
Gana el jugador que junte todos los piques.The player who collects all the spades wins.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(dose)
a. fix
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Pagó doce dólares por un pique de heroína.She paid twelve dollars for a fix of heroin.
6. (mining) (Southern Cone)
a. mine shaft
El equipo de rescate descendió por el pique y rescató a los mineros.The rescue team went down into the mine shaft and rescued the miners.
7. (footpath)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. trail
Camina por el pique que atraviesa el bosque hasta que llegues al lago.Follow the trail through the woods until you reach the lake.
b. narrow path
Descendimos la montaña por un pique peligroso en el acantilado.We descended the mountain through a dangerous, narrow path on the cliffside.
8. (animal) (Andes)
a. jigger
Los piques son parásitos que se alimentan de la sangre de su huésped.Jiggers are parasites that feed on the blood of their host.
b. jigger flea
Un pique se metió en la planta del pie de mi hermano y le causó una infección.A jigger flea burrowed into the sole of my brother's foot and caused an infection.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(car race)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. drag race
Paco y Lalo se van a echar un pique a medianoche.Paco and Lalo are going to have a drag race at midnight.
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pique
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (enfado)
a. grudge
tener un pique con alguiento have a grudge against somebody
2. (rivalidad)
a. rivalry
irse a piqueto sink
3. (de pelota)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bounce
pique
1 (resentimiento) resentment; pique; (inquina) grudge; (rivalidad) rivalry; competition
tener un pique con algn to have a grudge against sb; tienen (un) pique sobre sus coches they're always trying to outdo one another with their cars; estar de pique to be at loggerheads
2
echar a pique [+barco] to sink; [+futuro, carrera] to wreck; ruin; irse a pique [+barco] to sink; [+esperanza, familia] to be ruined
3
estar a pique de hacer algo (a punto de) to be on the point of doing sth; (en peligro de) to be in danger of doing sth
4 (Latinoamérica) (Minería) (galería) mine shaft; (México) (pozo) drill; well
5 (Latinoamérica) (rebote) bounce; rebound
6 (Centroamérica) (S. Cone) (sendero) trail; narrow path
7 (And) (insecto) jigger flea
pique
(Naipes) spades
pique
[de droga] fix (muy_familiar); shot (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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