¿Sabías que...?: Es un pájaro rosado de cuello largo cuyo nombre en español es idéntico al baile flamenco del sur de España.
pin down / sujetar
 
pin down   pin   -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=fasten or hold down)   sujetar
·he pinned me down by my wrists
·me sujetó por las muñecas
·I was pinned down by a fallen tree
·quedé atrapado bajo un árbol caído
2. (figurative)
2.1. (=oblige to be specific)
·to pin somebody [down]
·hacer que somebody, someone concrete
·she is really hard to pin down
·es difícil hacerla concretar
·the minister refused to be pinned down on the timing of the reforms
·el ministro no quiso comprometerse a dar fechas específicas para las reformas
·you can't pin him down to a date
·es imposible lograr que nos una fecha concreta
2.2. (=identify)
[+problem]   identificar
[+concept]   precisar,   definir
[+reason]   dar con
[+date]   precisar
·the idea is rather hard to pin down
·es un concepto difícil de precisar or definir
·there'noun something wrong but I can't pin it down
·algo va mal pero no nouné exactamente qué
3. (military)
[+troops]   atrapar
·our men were pinned down by artillery fire
·nuestros hombres se vieron atrapados por fuego de artillería
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
Search another word or see pin down on Dictionary | Thesaurus
Word of the Day
weekly, per week
Phrase of the Day

Travel Narrative
Primer encuentro: ¡Encantada! / My roommate: first encounter
Copyright ©  2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Suggest a Word Help