Translation of patinar in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1 1.1 [Deporte/Sport] (con ruedas) to skate, roller-skate; (sobre hielo) to skate, ice-skate; (con patines en línea) to rollerblade 1.2 (resbalar) [persona] to slip, slide; [vehículo] to skid; [embrague] to slip a ti te patina/a este le patina (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) [familiar/colloquial] you've/he's got a screw loose [familiar/colloquial], you're/he's not all there [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 2.1 [familiar/colloquial] (equivocarse) to slip up patinó en unas cuantas preguntas she slipped up on a few questions 2.2 (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] (traer sin cuidado) (+ me/te/le etc) todo lo que le digo le patina no matter what I say to him it's like water off a duck's back eso a mí me patina I don't give a damn o/or I couldn't care less about that [familiar/colloquial]
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (patinarse)
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A patera is a boat with a shallow draft, used by illegal immigrants, known as balseros, to cross the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco to southern Spain.