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pegar

Translation of pegar in English:

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (golpear) pegarle a alguien
    to hit somebody
    (a un niño, como castigo) to smack somebody
    dicen que le pega a su mujer
    they say he beats his wife
    si vuelves a hacer eso, te pego
    if you do that again, I'll smack you
    ¡a mí no me vas a pegar!
    don't you dare hit me!
    la pelota pegó en el poste
    the ball hit the goalpost
    pegarle a algo [colloquial], ¡cómo le pegan al vino!
    they sure like their wine [colloquial]
    they certainly knock back the wine [colloquial]
    ahora le pega al canto (Chile)
    she's into singing at the moment [colloquial]
    1.2 [colloquial] (hacerse popular) si el producto no pega, quebramos
    if the product doesn't take off or catch on, we'll go under
    una artista que pega en el extranjero
    an artist who's very popular abroad
    su último disco está pegando fuerte
    her latest record is a big hit [colloquial]
    1.3 [colloquial] (ser fuerte)
    (viento)
    to be strong
    ¡cómo pegaba el sol!
    the sun was really beating down!
    the sun was really hot!
    este vino pega muchísimo
    this wine's really strong
    this wine goes to your head
  • 3 (Chile) [colloquial] (dirigirse)pegar para algo
    to head or make for something
    pegó para su casa
    she made or headed for home

also: pegarse pronominal verb

  • 1 1.1 (golpearse) me pegué con la mesa
    I bumped into the table
    I knocked myself on the table
    me pegué en la cabeza
    I banged or knocked my head
    me pegué un golpe muy fuerte en la pierna
    I hit my leg really hard
    se cayó de la bicicleta y se pegó un porrazo [colloquial]
    she fell off her bike and gave herself a nasty knock
    pegársela (Spain) [colloquial]
    to have a crash
    pegársela a alguien (Spain) [colloquial]
    (ser infiel) to be unfaithful to somebody
    cheat on somebody (US) [colloquial]
    (traicionar) to double-cross somebody
    do the dirty on somebody [colloquial]
    1.2 (recíproco) (darse golpes)
    to hit each other
    estos niños siempre se están pegando
    these kids are always hitting each other or fighting
Example sentences
  • Ahí se desmayó, cayó al suelo y le empezaron a pegar.
  • De hecho ella me quiso pegar cuando yo estaba esperando guagua.
  • Como siempre digo, con lo que te pegaste, te sanaste.
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