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chisel

chisel(
chih
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zuhl
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (tool)
a. el cincel
(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)
(for stone)
The sculptor formed a beautiful stone statue with nothing more than a hammer and chisel.La escultora esculpió una hermosa estatua de piedra con solo un martillo y un cincel.
The statue of Michelangelo has a chisel in one hand and a paintbrush in the other.La estatua de Miguel Ángel tiene un cincel en una mano y un pincel en la otra.
b. el formón
(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)
(for wood)
The woodcarver got out a chisel and began working on the sign for the bookstore.El tallador de madera sacó un formón y se puso a trabajar en un letrero para la librería.
c. el escoplo
(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)
(for wood)
The workshop was full of saws, chisels, paint, and all kinds of tools.El taller estaba repleto de sierras, escoplos, pintura y todo tipo de herramientas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to carve)
a. tallar
Lolo meticulously chiseled a human figure onto the wooden board.Lolo talló meticulosamente una figura humana en el madero.
b. labrar
By the time the master returned, the apprentice had chiseled a remarkable sculpture out of the log.Cuando el maestro regresó, el aprendiz había labrado una magnífica escultura con el tronco.
c. cincelar (stone)
Did you already chisel the name onto the gravestone?¿Ya cincelaste el nombre en la lápida?
d. esculpir
The boy chiseled his girlfriend's name into the side of the tree.El chico esculpió el nombre de su novia en el tronco del árbol.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to rip off)
a. estafar
Ken had the feeling the sleazy salesman was trying to chisel him.Ken tenía la sensación de que el vendedor zalamero trataba de estafarlo.
b. timar
Beware of charlatans who only want to chisel you out of your money.Ten cuidado con los charlatanes que solo quieren timarte y sacarte dinero.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to tone)
a. esculpir
It's not hard to chisel your chest if you do the right workout.No es difícil esculpir tu pecho is haces el entrenamiento correcto.
b. definir
If you want to chisel you abs in no time, you need to do these three exercises.Si quieres definir tus abdominales en poco tiempo, tienes que hacer estos tres ejercicios.
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chisel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (for wood)
a. el formón
(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. (for stone)
a. el cincel
(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)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (in woodwork, sculpture)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. tallar
4. (colloquial)
a. (cheat)
to chisel somebody out of his moneyestafar a alguien
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chisel [ˈtʃɪzl] chiselled chiseled (US)
noun
(for wood) formón (m); escoplo (m); (for stone) cincel (m);
transitive verb
1 (also chisel out) [+wood] tallar; [+stone] cincelar; (carve) tallar; labrar
chiselled features facciones (f) marcadas
Women find his chiselled features irresistible ...a chiselled jaw
2 (swindle) timar; estafar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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