Translation of pelar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [fruta/zanahoria] to peel; [guisantes/marisco] to shell; [caramelo] to unwrap ¿te pelo la manzana? shall I peel your apple for you? 1.2 (desplumar) [ave] to pluck pavo2
- 3 [familiar/colloquial] (en el juego) to clean … out [familiar/colloquial] me pelaron they cleaned me out o left me without a cent o a penny [familiar/colloquial]
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (pelarse)
- 1.1 (a causa del sol) [persona] to peel; [cara/espalda/hombros] (+ me/te/le etc) to peel me estoy pelando I'm peeling se te están pelando los brazos your arms are peeling 1.2 (causativo) [familiar/colloquial] (cortarse el pelo) to get o/or have one's hair cut, to have a haircut voy a pelarme I'm going to get my hair cut … que se las pela [familiar/colloquial], miente que se las pela he lies like anything o/or like nobody's business [familiar/colloquial] corre que se las pela she runs like the wind [familiar/colloquial] pelársela [vulgar] to jerk off [vulgar], to wank (inglés británico/British English) [vulgar] pelárselas (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] to go off [familiar/colloquial] se las peló para Argentina he went off to Argentina [familiar/colloquial] yo me las pelo I'm off [familiar/colloquial]
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