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embromar

Translation of embromar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (Southern Cone) [colloquial] (tomar el pelo, engañar) lo embromamos, le hicimos creer que …
    we fooled o tricked him into believing that …
    ¡no me embromes!
    you're kidding o joking! [colloquial]
    you're putting me on! (American English) [colloquial]
    you're having me on! (British English) [colloquial]
    me embromó, me lo cobró carísimo
    he ripped me off, he charged me a fortune [colloquial]
  • 4 (South America) [colloquial] (perjudicar) la guerra nos embromó a todos
    we all suffered because of the war
    no te lo puedo pagar hoy — ¡me embromaste!
    I can't pay you for it today — now you've really landed me in it! [colloquial]

verbo intransitivo

(Southern Cone) [colloquial]
  • 1 (molestar) ¡déjate de embromar!
    stop being a pest o a pain! [colloquial]
    stop hassling me! [colloquial]

also: embromarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (South America) [colloquial] (fastidiarse) no estaba en casa así que se embromaron
    they were out of luck because he wasn't at home
    que se embrome por estúpido
    it serves him right o that's what he gets for being so stupid
    si no te gusta, te embromas
    if you don't like it, tough! o tough luck! o you'll just have to lump it! [colloquial]
    me embromé por no presentarlo a tiempo
    I messed things up for myself o ruined my chances by not sending it in on time [colloquial]
  • 4 (South America) [colloquial] (enfermarse)
    to get ill [colloquial]
  • 5 (reflexivo) (Chile) [colloquial] (molestarse)
    to put oneself out
Example sentences
  • No se puede permitir que algunos pasen la vida calentando sillas y embromando la vida de muchos estudiantes.
  • Uno de ellos le golpea la cabeza con la palma de la mano, otro lo empuja, los demás le piden que no les embrome la vida.
  • Entonces ¿porqué embromó tanto para que la trasladaran a la celda donde están las demás presas?

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