Translation of picar in English:



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


picarse v pron

  • 2 [mar] to get choppy
  • 6picárselas (RPl) [argot/slang] (irse) to split [slang/argot], to be off [colloquial/familiar], to take off (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] yo me las pico I'm off [colloquial/familiar] a las nueve me las pico I have to be going o to take off at nine [colloquial/familiar]

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