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Translation of picar in English:

transitive verb

  • 5 (en billar)
    to put spin on
  • 6 (Peru) [colloquial] (obtener dinero)
    to get (some) money from
    to get (some) money out of
    voy a picar a mi viejo
    I'm going to get some money out of my old man [colloquial]
    I'm going to touch my old man for some money [colloquial]
  • 9 (Music)
    to play … staccato

intransitive verb

also: picarse pronominal verb

  • 2
    to get choppy
  • 6picárselas (Río de la Plata) [slang] (irse)
    to split [slang]
    to be off [colloquial]
    to take off (US) [colloquial]
    yo me las pico
    I'm off [colloquial]
    a las nueve me las pico
    I have to be going or to take off at nine [colloquial]
Example sentences
  • Pero sarna con gusto no pica y si pica no mortifica.
  • Aun que le pique el ojo a algunos.
  • Al entrar Claire y Sherry me recibieron con una sonrisa picara.
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