Meaning of PIN in English

PIN

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bobby pin

chip and pin

Most shoppers prefer chip and pin to the old system.

drawing pin

get pins and needles

I’ll have to move because I’m starting to get pins and needles in my foot.

panel pin

pin money

She helped her uncle out sometimes just to earn a bit of pin money.

pin your hopes on sth (= hope for one thing that everything else depends on )

After a difficult year, the company is pinning its hopes on its new range of products.

pins and needles

I’ll have to move because I’m starting to get pins and needles in my foot.

put/pin the blame on sb ( also lay/place the blame on sb written ) (= blame someone, especially when it is not their fault )

Don’t try to put the blame on me.

Everyone laid the blame for the crisis on the government.

rolling pin

safety pin

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

rolling

It hung glittering like early morning cobwebs on her rolling pin .

Holding a rolling pin and determined to have the last laugh.

Roll out the bread lightly with a rolling pin after cutting off the crusts and spread thickly with the cheese filling.

Last drops: use a rolling pin to squeeze the remains out of tubes of toothpaste.

When cold, break bread pieces into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin until fine.

Roll out with a lightly floured rolling pin to a rectangle the same size as the tin.

Lightly fold one half of the dough back over the rolling pin , then carefully transfer to the tin.

Everything was recovered except a rolling pin .

■ NOUN

drawing

A drawing pin through the pocket ensures the holder does not fall out; comfort, security and peace at last.

If you happen to.sit on a drawing pin and jump up the objective is a rear-end one.

Using drawing pins , attach the top edge to the pelmet board.

drop

Well you could have heard a pin drop .

The auditorium was quiet enough to hear a pin drop .

lapel

You can pick up shoulder patches, lapel pins , badges, and more.

Each participant received a packet including information guides, maps, a Super Bowl cap and a Share the Warmth lapel pin .

I packed my AK-47 lapel pin , my polyester-blend suit and some white shoes for sporty occasions.

Writer Tim Cahill likes to hand out commemorative lapel pins .

money

It helped when I used to do a bit of coal-bag carrying in my spare time to earn some pin money .

safety

I love those ones where there's a piece of cloth just with a safety pin or something like that.

One of its straps is broken and pinned with two safety pins.

The maroon dress was neatly folded, and the coral necklace carefully pinned to the bodice with a large safety pin.

By grade eight, she was putting safety pins in her legs and fastening them.

Later the gadget acquired a popular name - the safety pin - and made some one else very rich.

Heating an implement made of a straightened safety pin , he speared the bugs, then brought them to the candle flame.

A dummy made of a diving suit, sitting in a wheelchair and wrapped with cloth was stuck with safety pins .

Not money, and not technology unless it was as fundamental as safety pins .

tie

Michael stared at the tie pin glinting up from the red velvet lining.

A diamond tie pin glittered at his throat.

Shoving his hands into the pockets of his overcoat he felt the little box that contained the tie pin .

■ VERB

hear

Well you could have heard a pin drop.

Suddenly you could have heard a pin drop, which is enough to make anyone feel self-conscious.

The auditorium was quiet enough to hear a pin drop.

You could have heard a pin drop if anyone in the room had dropped one.

hold

Derek Jefferson held the pin for Harley's approach putt of about fifty feet.

He asked his caddie to hold the pin .

Yet another x-rated scene shows her in suspenders lying on a kitchen table, holding a rolling-pin.

pull

Roman had pulled the pins out as soon as they had left the hotel and placed them in his pocket.

Tom kept fooling with my hair, pulling out one pin after another.

I pulled the pin out of the grenade.

Polly said, pulling the pins out of her hair.

remove

He picked it up and started to remove all the pins .

roll

The owner picked up a metal rolling pin , whereupon the man took off his metal studded belt.

Drape half of the dough over the rolling pin , then transfer to the pie pan.

For this purpose, rolling pins , cutters of different shapes and sizes, and cake tins should be available.

Some woman who bats him over the head with a rolling pin .

Yet another x-rated scene shows her in suspenders lying on a kitchen table, holding a rolling-pin .

Then you take out your rolling pin and flatten it.

Gently roll with a rolling pin to secure.

Roll out dough using rolling pin and then fingers to spread it on to the prepared pan.

stick

A dummy made of a diving suit, sitting in a wheelchair and wrapped with cloth was stuck with safety pins .

use

Never use rusty pins as they will mark the fabric.

Roll out dough using rolling pin and then fingers to spread it on to the prepared pan.

Last drops: use a rolling pin to squeeze the remains out of tubes of toothpaste.

Crush biscuits either in a polythene bag using a rolling pin , or in a food processor.

Alternatively, you could use a three pin plug with a built-in thermostat, available from electrical retailers.

Specimens from unconsolidated gravels are not difficult to clean, any adherent sand grains being easily removed using a stout pin .

Carefully lift the pastry lid over the pie using a rolling pin to support and arrange over the cherries.

wear

Cranston wears pin striped suit, Crombie overcoat and refulgent black shoes.

But then she never wore any of the pins or anything else.

He stopped wearing the pins last year after press inquiries were made concerning the propriety of it.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be on pins and needles

I was on pins and needles until I found out I'd won.

you could hear a pin drop

After he finished telling the story you could have heard a pin drop.

It was so quiet in the hall you could hear a pin drop.

You could hear a pin drop in the auditorium during Norvell's speech.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After a skiing accident, Dan had a pin inserted in his wrist.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But I busted the ball right in the middle of the green, maybe twenty feet past the pin .

Drape half of the dough over the rolling pin , then transfer to the pie pan.

Edward Cody, a World Civilization teacher, kept a map of the world with pins marking his students' birthplaces.

Holding a rolling pin and determined to have the last laugh.

Included in the pack are 20 specially tempered steel pins, 20 plastic caps, and a driving device.

Loose chips will snap into place and you will hear a cracking sound as the pins are pushed deeper into the socket.

The output enable pin of IC5 is controlled by the chip select line of the computer.

Then it was belts, circle pins.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

back

We would completely pin back a side for the first 20 mins, and invariably crack them.

She wore a black swimsuit, a huge straw hat with the brim pinned back and a bad-tempered scowl.

Hair was pinned back to give height and volume to the crown.

She was straining against her chain with her lips curled over her teeth and her ears pinned back .

Crusaders were pinned back in their own half for the first 20 minutes as the visiting pack was dominant.

down

Between two people one poncho was used as a groundsheet and the other was strung up and pinned down with home-made pegs.

Charlie has them completely pinned down .

It is telling that economists have so far found the precise productivity benefits of information technology difficult to pin down and measure.

When we decided we had them pinned down , they called in an air strike.

Halcrows say they are stabilising the soil by pinning down the hillsides.

Our whole company was pinned down .

On the other hand, he was extremely difficult to pin down to any conclusion.

It is hard to pin down something as elusive as a good school climate.

up

Official invitations to all les Girls would be pinned up on the stage doorkeeper's noticeboard.

The cape was my college graduation gown pinned up so he could walk, and now the pins were coming loose.

She had pinned up her heavy tawny hair on top of her head but she still felt hot.

Instead of answering she walked to the bulletin board and pinned up the clipping.

These were the kind of people I had pinned up on my bedroom wall, and here I was meeting them.

You pin up a wall chart listing how many calories you eat each day.

We pin up quality ditties on corporate walls to enthuse staff of our good and noble intentions.

You pin up another one recording how many sit-ups you managed.

■ NOUN

blame

In so doing, he pins the blame on the symptoms of our present stasis, not its causes.

The first is generated by people fighting to pin blame upon one another when money is lost.

And how would it be possible, in any event, to pin the blame on an individual?

Many observers pin the blame on the army, whose all-powerful generals are seeing their grip weaken.

Judgment was reserved yesterday on the first legal moves to pin the blame for the contamination.

faith

It is a nave aspirant party leader, though, who pins his faith to gratitude.

The preservationists, pinning their faith to moral superiority and persuasive argument, were beaten back every time.

But now he has to pin his faith on the emerging talent and pray they continue to make progress.

ground

The marquis pinned her to the ground by her shoulders, sitting astride her so that she couldn't move.

Limbs fall off trees and pin you to the ground .

There seemed to be a weight on her chest, pinning her to the ground and not letting her breathe.

She was suffocating, it was squashing her, pinning her to the ground .

Two of my other men came running over and they had to pin me to the ground .

hair

And I usually pin my hair up and stick it under a baseball cap.

Now that they were a block from church she pulled off the kerchief and slipped the bobby pins from her hair .

Nor had she pinned her hair securely; it was beginning to break loose.

Her red lipstick was smudged and she hadn't bothered to pin up her hair properly at the sides.

Then Andrew made his way back to Nero, and Topaz began to pin up her hair .

She might have pinned up her hair in her sleep, it was so untidy.

hope

He is pinning some hope on a cabinet reshuffle.

He seems to pin his hopes on it.

Geller is pinning primary hopes on getting the Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal on a procedural point.

Treacy is pinning his hopes on Derry again falling victim to a goal famine of crisis proportions.

Realtors are pinning their hopes for another banner year on low mortgage rates.

This year it is pinning its hopes on an 8% uplift in passenger growth to around the 82m mark.

Duregar pinned his hopes on Dwarven determination to keep the army safe.

wall

You can pin it on the wall .

The map of the New York City subway system was pinned to the wall above his bed.

Old Wang first learned the habit of reading newspapers closely during the Cultural Revolution and has several cuttings pinned on the wall .

I picked him up and pinned him against the wall , holding him there until he broke down and cried.

You pin up a wall chart listing how many calories you eat each day.

On at least one occasion, demonstrators were pinned against the wall to make it easier to assault them.

As they work, roughs are pinned to the wall where they remain until the following day.

A chart was pinned to the wall stating body-fat percentages and a less-than-subtle verdict.

■ VERB

keep

Remorse had drawn Thomas there and it kept him pinned , though he was also wild for flight.

Regardless of your actions, the little group would keep the flirt label pinned on you because of their own baggage.

The theory was that the effort of changing would keep me pinned to the table, diligent and creative.

No: three Counsellors were concentrating on him, keeping him pinned behind his shield of stones.

He had just enough gas to keep me pinned into Score Quick.

Reports from the lead platoons indicated that the artillery fire was being most effective in keeping the enemy pinned down.

try

She tried to pin her thoughts elsewhere, but found that they always boomeranged back.

However, it seemed to flounder whenever it tried to pin multimedia down.

Let them try to pin it on her!

There was something about those little feet, Guy thought suddenly, trying to pin down the memory.

Tell him how you feel but don't try to pin him down.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be on pins and needles

I was on pins and needles until I found out I'd won.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A note was pinned on the door of his office.

Each delegate wore a name tag pinned to their lapel.

He had pinned a red rose to his jacket.

One of the straps was pinned in place with two safety pins.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Although we will clarify it in the course of this study, multimedia is hard to pin down to a rigid definition.

Geller is pinning primary hopes on getting the Supreme Court to dismiss the appeal on a procedural point.

Halcrows say they are stabilising the soil by pinning down the hillsides.

She sobbed and fought and screamed but Martin pinned her down with his new strength.

The idea of a crossroads is a difficult concept to pin down because we have to distinguish between different types of changes.

This year it is pinning its hopes on an 8% uplift in passenger growth to around the 82m mark.

You need a lot of time to yourself in order to explore your dreams, rather than being pinned to the work place.

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