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Translation of picar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 5 (en billar)
    to put spin on
  • 6
    (Perú) [familiar] (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
    I'm going to touch my old man for some money
  • 9 (Música)
    to play … staccato

verbo intransitivo

also: picarse verbo pronominal

  • 2
    to get choppy
  • 6picárselas (Río de la Plata) [argot] (irse)
    to be off
    [familiar] (inglés norteamericano) [familiar]
    yo me las pico
    I'm off
    a las nueve me las pico
    I have to be going o to take off at nine
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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