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Translation of liar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: liarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 [familiar] 1.1
    (asunto/cuestión) (complicarse)
    to get complicated
    (persona) (confundirse)
    to get o become confused
    get muddled
  • 2 (España) [familiar] (entretenerse) See examples: me lié con la radio
    I started tinkering about with the radio
    liarse a + infinitivome 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) [familiar], se liaron a patadas
    they started kicking each other
    se lió a tortas conmigo
    he laid into me
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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