(adj.) = choppy ; chopped ; ground ; minced ; miffed. Ex: So far, Internet retailers have not been able to take the bread out of the mouths of the terrestrial booksellers, as had been feared, but the trading waters remain choppy. Ex: Between 9 and 12 months, lumpy or chopped foods, such as vegetables, meats, or cottage cheese, may be introduced. Ex: For red ink the usual colour was ground vermilion (i.e. red mercuric sulphide). Ex: Ninety-one percent of cats tested prefer minced foods. Ex: These are just superfluous rantings of miffed children. ---- * caer en picado = plummet ; swoop ; take + a nosedive ; nosedive. * caer en picado al suelo = plummet to + the ground. * caída en picado = plunge ; nosedive ; swoop. * carne de cerdo picada = minced pork. * carne de ternera picada = ground beef. * carne de vaca picada = ground beef. * carne picada = ground meat ; minced meat ; mince. * descenso en picado = swoop. * empezar a caer en picado = hit + the skids ; be on the skids. * hielo picado = crushed ice. * mar picada = heavy sea ; choppy sea. * mar picado = choppy sea. * ternera picada = minced beef. (v.) = smart ; itch. Ex: The Soviet hosts, meanwhile, still smarting over myriad implications of inferiority, found themselves in the novel position of being expected to instruct and enlighten Westerners. Ex: Until your skin gets use to it, it will itch but non-scented talcum powder will help, just make sure you don't inhale any of that shit. ---- * picar la curiosidad = pique + Posesivo + curiosity. * picar los ojos = have + itchy eyes. * que pica = itchy ; scratchy . (v.) = mince ; chop up. Ex: A rotary machine invented in Holland in the late seventeenth century did not pound but minced the rags into pulp with revolving knives. Ex: The writer bemoans record studios' tendency to chop up and fiddle with opera performances. ---- * máquina de picar carne = meat grinder ; meat mincer. * tabla de picar = chopping board. (v.) = sting. Nota: Verbo irregular: pasado y participio stung. Ex: When threatened, a stingray lashes out with its tail and tries to sting the intruder with one of its spines, which contain poison glands. (v.) = peck ; snack. Ex: They sold both the land and the animals, keeping only a dog and a few hens that walked freely, pecking and cackling in the garden. Ex: I stayed there for several hours, snacking on hunks of bread and cheese and putting pen to paper. ---- * algo para picar = finger food. * comida para picar = finger food. * picar en una trampa = fall for + a joke ; fall for + it. (v.) = keyboard. Ex: One use of the Mouse is in free-hand drawing, but it also promises to improve drastically the way in which data can be manipulated once it has been keyboarded into a file.