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pisar

Translation of pisar in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (con el pie) bailando la pisó sin querer he accidentally stepped o/or trod on her foot while they were dancing pisé un charco I stepped o/or trod in a puddle prohibido pisar el césped keep off the grass pisé el acelerador I put my foot on the accelerator pisar las uvas to tread the grapes hace una semana que no piso la calle I haven't been out (of the house) for a week no vuelvo a pisar esta casa nunca más I'll never set foot in this house again pisar el escenario to go on stage, tread the boards 1.2 (humillar) to trample on, walk all over
  • 3 [familiar/colloquial] (robar) me has pisado la idea you stole o/or (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] pinched my idea! otro periódico nos pisó la noticia another newspaper beat us to the story [familiar/colloquial]

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (pisarse)

  • 2 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial], (delatarse) to give oneself away [familiar/colloquial]

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