Translation of liar in English:

liar

vt

liarse v pron

  • 1 [familiar/colloquial] 1.1 [asunto/cuestión] (complicarse) to get complicated 1.2 [persona] (confundirse) to get o become confused, get muddled
  • 2 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] (entretenerse) me lié con la radio I started tinkering about with the radioliarse a + inf me lié a comprobar los datos I got held up o tied up o caught up checking the statistics nos liamos a hablar y estuvimos allí toda la noche we got talking and we were there all night liarse a tortas/patadas (Esp) [familiar/colloquial], se liaron a patadas they started kicking each other se lió a tortas conmigo he laid into me [colloquial/familiar]

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