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punta / tip
 
punta
A. -noun feminine
1. (=extremo)
a. [de dedo, lengua, pincel]   tip
b. [de ciudad]   side
c. [de mesa]   end
d. [de pañuelo]   corner
·la punta de los dedos
·the fingertips,   the tips of one'noun fingers
·colocad la punta del pie hacia arriba
·point your toes upwards
·vivimos en la otra punta de Barcelona
·we live on the other side of Barcelona
·se sentó en la otra punta de la mesa
·she sat at the other end of the table
e. de punta a [cabo] o de punta a [punta] =   from one end to the other
·nos recorrimos la ciudad de punta a punta
·we went from one end of the city to the other
·me leí el periódico de punta a cabo
·I read the paper from cover to cover
f. la punta del iceberg   the tip of the iceberg
g. tener algo en la punta de la lengua   to have something on the tip of one'noun tongue
2. (=extremo puntiagudo)
a. [de cuchillo, tijeras, lápiz]   point
b. [de flecha]   tip
·un rotulador de punta fina
·a felt-tip pen with a fine point
·un cuchillo con punta
·a pointed knife
·una estrella de cinco puntas
·a five-pointed star
c. [de] punta
·tenía todo el pelo de punta
·her hair was all on end
·las tijeras le cayeron de punta en el pie
·the scissors fell point down o point first on his foot
·unos zapatos de punta
·a pair of pointed shoes
d. acabado [en] punta =   pointed
e. a punta de [navaja] =   at knife point
f. a punta de [pistola] =   at gunpoint
g. [sacar] punta a
[+lápiz]   to sharpen
(Spain)
[+comentario, opiniónoun]   to twist
·le saca punta a todo lo que digo
·she twists everything I say
h. a punta de
(Latin America)   *
·salió adelante a punta de esfuerzo
·he got ahead by sheer effort o by dint of hard work
·va a entender a punta de patadas
·he has to have sense beaten into him
·vive a punta de remedios
·he lives on medicines
i. estar de punta
[persona]   to be irritable
·estar de punta con somebody, someone
·to be annoyed with somebody
·ponerse de punta con somebody, someone
·to fall out with somebody
j. ir de punta en blanco   to be all dressed up,   be dressed up to the nines
k. ponerse de punta en blanco   to get all dressed up
l. poner a somebody, someone los pelos o el vello de punta   to make somebody'noun hair stand on end
·se me ponen los pelos de punta de pensar en el miedo que pasamos
·my hair stands on end when I think of how scared we were
·esas imágenes me pusieron el vello de punta
·those images were really spine-chilling,   those images made my hair stand on end
m. estar hasta la punta de los pelos con o de somebody, someone   *   to be fed up to the back teeth with somebody *
n. a punta (de) pala
(Spain)   *
·había gente a punta pala
there were loads of people *
·tienen dinero a punta pala   they're loaded *,   they've got loads of money *
·punta de diamante
(=cortador)   diamond glass cutter
(=diseño)   diamond point
·cristal tallado a punta de diamante
·diamond-cut glass
·punta de lanza   spearhead
·son la punta de lanza de nuestra ofensiva comercial
·they are spearheading our marketing campaign
nervio  
3. (=cantidad pequeña)   (literally)   bit   (figurative)   touch
·una puntita de sal
·a pinch of salt
·tiene sus puntas de filósofo
·there'noun a touch of the philosopher about him
·tiene una punta de loco
·he has a streak of madness
4. (=clavo)   tack
5. (geography)
(=cabo)   point
(=promontorio)   headland
6. (=asta)
a. [de toro]   horn
b. [de ciervo]   point,   tine
7. (football)
·juega en la punta
·he plays up front
8. (=colilla)   stub,   butt
9. (sewing)
(=encaje)   dentelle
10. puntas
10.1. [del pelo]   ends
·tengo las puntas abiertas
·I have split ends
·quiero cortarme las puntas
·I'd like a trim,   I'd like to have my hair trimmed
10.2. (Ballet)   points,   ballet shoes
10.3. (culinary, cooking )
·puntas de especiallyárrago   asparagus tips
·puntas de solomillo   finest cuts of pork
11. (Cono Sur, Mexicoéx)
·una punta de algo
·a lot of something
·pagó una punta de pesos por eso
·he paid a lot of money for that
·son todos una punta de ladrones
·they are all a bunch of thieves
12. (Cuba)
a. [de tabaco]   leaf of best tobacco
13. (Bolivia)   eight-hour shift of work
14. (Caribe)
(=mofa)   taunt,   snide remark
B. -adjective invariable   peak
a. [horas] punta
b. [de electricidad, teléfono]   peak times
·la hora punta
c. [del tráfico]   the rush hour
·el tráfico en la hora punta
·rush-hour traffic
d. [tecnología] punta =   latest technology,   leading edge technology
e. [velocidad] punta =   maximum speed,   top speed
C. -noun masculine and feminine   (sport)   striker,   forward
·[media] punta
·midfield player
 
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