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American English: /piv/
British English: /piːv/

Translation of peeve in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • darle rabia a
    it peeves her that I earn more money than she does
    le fastidia or le da rabia que yo gane más que ella
    Example sentences
    • The insurance companies are particularly peeved at the absence of the risk management concept in the revised tariff.
    • She's peeved, and you're left wondering if she's having a brain lapse or something.
    • Actually I'm a sore loser and will only be peeved when I don't win.


  • his current pet peeve is …
    ahora le ha dado la manía de …
    Example sentences
    • My peeve of the morning is people treating me like a moron and wasting my time.
    • My peeve is with group blogs that put the writer's name at the end of items.
    • One peeve of mine is these so called reality shows.

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