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Translation of pelar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 2 2.1 (rapar) lo pelaron al cero or al rape or (México/Mexico) a jícara they cropped his hair very short, they scalped him [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] (peluquear) el que me pela a mí es Diego Diego cuts my hair
  • 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)

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