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liar

Translation of liar in English:

transitive verb

also: liarse pronominal verb

  • 1 [colloquial] 1.1
    (asunto/cuestión) (complicarse) to get complicated
    1.2
    (persona) (confundirse) to get confused
    to become confused
    get muddled
  • 2 (Spain) [colloquial] (entretenerse)me lié con la radio
    I started tinkering about with the radio
    liarse a + infinitivome lié a comprobar los datos
    I got held up or tied up or 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 (Spain) [colloquial], se liaron a patadas
    they started kicking each other
    se lió a tortas conmigo
    he laid into me [colloquial]
Example sentences
  • Lentamente lía un cigarro de papel de arroz y pita fuerte.
  • Nadie queremos que en un atraco se líen a tiros.
  • Otra vez, nos distraen de lo importante y nos dejamos liar.
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