- 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (misbehave) [children] hacer* travesuras, tontear she found out he'd been messing around descubrió que había tenido líos or enredos con otras he started messing around with drugs empezó a meterse con drogas 1.2 (fiddle, waste time) I was just messing around with some friends andaba por ahí ganduleando con unos amigos he enjoys messing around in boats le gusta entretenerse or pasar el tiempo navegando she didn't mess around: she told him straight out no se anduvo con vueltas; se lo dijo sin más [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 (interfere)to mess around (
withsth/sb) they keep messing around with the arrangements cambian los planes una y otra vez stop messing around with my things! ¡deja mis cosas tranquilas! don't mess around with me no juegues conmigo, no me tomes el pelo [colloquial/familiar]
- 2verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (British English/inglés británico) 2.1 (treat inconsiderately) don't mess me around: are you going to come or not? no me fastidies or decídete de una vez ¿vienes o no? [colloquial/familiar] he messed us around over the date nos cambió mil veces la fecha he messed me around so much that I left him jugó conmigo de tal manera, que lo dejé 2.2 (muddle) armar un lío con [colloquial/familiar]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the