- 1 (caerse) to slip cuidado, no vayas a resbalar be careful you don't slip se dejó resbalar por la barandilla he slid down the banister las lágrimas le resbalaban por las mejillas the tears ran o rolled o trickled down his cheeks
- 3 [familiar/colloquial] (ser indiferente) sus críticas le resbalaban their criticisms just washed over her todo lo que le digas le resbala everything you say to him is like water off a duck's back o goes in one ear and out the other [colloquial/familiar] los problemas de los demás le resbalan he's totally unaffected by o [colloquial/familiar] he couldn't care less about other people's problems
resbalarse v pron
- to slip se resbaló bajando las escaleras he slipped coming down the stairs nos resbalamos por la pendiente we slithered o slid down the slope
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