snip

snip(
snihp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (action of cutting)
a. el tijeretazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
With a quick snip, Cora cut off a lock of her hair.De un tijeretazo, Cora cortó un mechón de su pelo.
b. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The little boy hated having his hair cut, and cried at every snip.El niño odiaba que le cortaran el pelo, y lloraba con cada corte.
2. (piece cut off)
a. el recorte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Can I take a snip of this fabric as a sample?¿Me das un recorte de esta tela como muestra?
3. (sound)
a. el tijereteo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
All was silent except for the snip of shears in next-door's yard.Reinaba el silencio, solo se oía el tijereteo de las podaderas en el jardín de al lado.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(presumptuous or impertinent person)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el mocoso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la mocosa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
That Carter girl is a sassy little snip.La hija de los Carter es una mocosa fresca.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bargain) (United Kingdom)
a. la ganga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
At £190, these shoes are not exactly a snip.A £190, estos zapatos no son precisamente una ganga.
b. el chollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I can recommend this wine, and it's a snip at £4.99.Les recomiendo este vino y, a solo £4.99, es un chollo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to cut)
a. cortar
Hayley was snipping the ends of her hair in front of the mirror.Hayley se cortaba las puntas del pelo delante del espejo.
b. cortar con tijeras
She finished sewing on the button anda snipped the thread.Terminó de coser el botón y cortó el hilo con tijeras.
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snip
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (cut)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. el chollo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(bargain)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. el regalo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. cortar
snip [snɪp]
noun
1 (cut) tijeretada (f); (action, noise) tijereteo (m)
to have the snip esterilizarse
2 (small piece) recorte (m)
3 (Britain) (bargain) ganga (f)
transitive verb
tijeretear
to snip sth off cortar algo con tijeras
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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