Translation of pelar in English:

pelar

vt

  • 2 2.1 (rapar) lo pelaron al cero or al rape or (Méx) a jícara they cropped his hair very short, they scalped him [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] (peluquear) el que me pela a mí es Diego Diego cuts my hair
  • 3 [familiar/colloquial] (en el juego) to clean … out [colloquial/familiar] me pelaron they cleaned me out o left me without a cent o a penny [colloquial/familiar]

vi

pelarse v pron

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.