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Translation of tirar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (dejar en desorden) (+ complemento) no tiren los juguetes por todos lados
    don't leave o strew your toys all over the place
    se quitó la camisa y la tiró en un rincón
    he took off his shirt and threw it into a corner

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 (atraer) See examples: le sigue tirando México
    she still hankers after o misses Mexico
    no parece que le tiren mucho los deportes
    he doesn't seem to be very interested in o keen on sport
    la sangre tira
  • 6 (España) [familiar] (seguir adelante) See examples: tira, que creo que no nos ha visto vamos, tira si tiras para atrás cabe otro coche
    if you back up o go back a bit we can get another car in
    tira (p'alante), no te pares ahora
    keep going, don't stop now
    hay mucho que hacer pero entre todos podemos tirar p'alante
    there's a lot to be done but if we all pull together we can get through it
    tira por esta calle abajo
    go o turn down this street
    en cuanto nos vieron, tiraron por otro lado
    as soon as they saw us they went off in a different direction/they turned off up a different street
  • 8tirar a (tender a) See examples: un amarillo fuerte tirando a naranja
    a bright orangish o (inglés británico) orangy yellow
    no es verde, tira más bien a azul
    it's not green, it's more of a bluish color
    los precios son más bien tirando a caros
    the prices are a bit on the expensive o [familiar] steep side
    el erotismo de la película tiraba a pornográfico
    the eroticism in the film tended toward(s) o verged on the pornographic
    los niños tiran más a la madre
    the children take after their mother more
    es de estatura normal, tirando a bajito
    he's average to short in height

also: tirarse verbo pronominal

  • 3 [vulgar] (joder) See examples: tirarse a alguien
    to screw somebody
    to fuck somebody
    to lay somebody
  • 4 [familiar] (expulsar) See examples: tirarse un pedo
    to pass wind
    tirarse un eructo
Example sentences
  • Pero los tiran al suelo y allí les cortan el pescuezo.
  • Si abundan los negativos es fácil cambiar de idea y tirar por tierra largas andaduras.
  • Los tiraba por ahí pero ella me los guardaba.

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