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ligar

Translation of ligar in English:

transitive verb

  • 2 (atar) le ligaron las manos con una cuerda
    they tied his hands together or they bound his hands with a rope
    un fajo de billetes ligados con una goma elástica
    a bundle of bills held together with a rubber band

intransitive verb

  • 1 [colloquial] (conquistar) los sábados salían a ligar
    on Saturdays they went out trying to pick up girls/boys [colloquial]
    on Saturdays they went out on the pick-up [slang]
    on Saturdays they went out on the make (US) [slang]
    ligar con alguien
    to make out with somebody (US)
    to get off with somebody (British)
  • 2 (Chile) [colloquial] (flirtear con)
    to give … the come-on [colloquial]
    to give … the eye (British) [colloquial]
  • 3 (Chile) [colloquial] (tocar) (+ me/te/le etc) a mí siempre me liga lavar los platos
    it's always me who gets landed with washing or who has to wash the dishes [colloquial]
    ligarle (Peru) [colloquial]
    to pull it off [colloquial]

also: ligarse pronominal verb

  • 4 (Argentina) (Venezuela) (Telecommunications) la línea se ligó
    I got a crossed line
Example sentences
  • Si retrocedes un poquito a lo mejor te liga otra vez.
  • Quisiera ligar esto con nuestra actual situación en el plano educacional.
  • Lo dicho va ligado también a las siguientes causas de conflicto.
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