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Translation of bailar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 3 [familiar] (estar flojo) (+ me/te/le etc) tus zapatos me quedan bailando
    your shoes are miles too big for me
  • 4 (México) [familiar] andar/quedar/estar bailando (dinero)
    to be unaccounted for
    mientras tanto la firma del contrato queda bailando
    meanwhile the contract is still up in the air

verbo transitivo

also: bailarse verbo pronominal

  • (México) [familiar] se los bailaron en tres sets
    they were thrashed in three sets
Example sentences
  • No pueden parar de bailar hasta que termine el juego.
  • Bailaron al ritmo de la banda de pueblo de El Panecillo.
  • Paúl Ponce no dejaba de bailar con sus amigas.

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