Translation of liar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [cigarrillo] to roll 1.2 (atar) to tie, tie up 1.3 (envolver) to wrap, wrap up; (en un fardo, manojo) to bundle, bundle up llevaba las monedas liadas en un pañuelo the coins were wrapped (up) o/or tied up in a handkerchief
- 2 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] [situación/asunto] to complicate y ella lió el asunto aún más and she confused o/or complicated matters still further liarla (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] to goof [familiar/colloquial], to boob (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] (confundir) [persona] to confuse, get … in a muddle me estás liando con tantos números you're getting me in a muddle o/or confusing me with all these numbers 2.3 [familiar/colloquial] (en un asunto) [persona] to involve a mí no me líes en ese asunto don't go getting me mixed up o/or involved in all that 2.4 [familiar/colloquial] [bronca] me lió la bronca por llegar tarde (España/Spain) she tore into me for being late (inglés norteamericano/American English) she tore me off a strip for being late (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial], , she had a go at me for being late (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (liarse)
- 2 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] (entretenerse) me lié con la radio I started tinkering about with the radioliarse
a+ infinitivo/infinitiveme 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 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial], se liaron a patadas they started kicking each other se lió a tortas conmigo he laid into me [familiar/colloquial]
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