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Inflexiones de 'pelota' (n): mpl: pelotas
Inflexiones de 'pelota' (n): fpl: pelotas

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Principal Translations
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pelota nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (balón)ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Quiero una pelota de fútbol por mi cumpleaños.
 I want a football for my birthday.
pelota nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (objeto redondo)ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (squeeze into a ball)ball up vtr + adv
 Hizo una pelota con el pañuelo.
 He made a ball out of his handkerchief.
 
Additional Translations
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pelota n comúnnombre común en cuanto al género: Sustantivo que tiene una sola forma para los dos géneros ("humorista", "comediante", "músico"). ES, coloquial (persona: aduladora) (UK, vulgar)arse-licker nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (US, colloquial)yes-man, brown-noser, toady nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (US, vulgar)ass-kisser nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (formal)sycophant nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Es el pelota de la oficina.
 He's the office arse-licker.
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Compound Forms:
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dar pelota,
darle pelota a alguien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
CR, UR, coloquial (prestar atención)pay attention to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Está tan metido en su videojuego que es un milagro cuando me da pelota.
dar pelota,
darle pelota a alguien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
CR, UR, coloquial (responder a galanteo)pay attention to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Juan es atractivo pero ninguna chica le da pelota.
devolver la pelota,
devolverle la pelota a alguien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (vengarse, desquitarse) (slang, UK)return the favour v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (slang, US)return the favor v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (colloquial)get revenge, get even v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ellos nos pusieron trabas cuando les pedimos ayuda; ahora les vamos a devolver la pelota.
 They gave excuses when we asked for help; now we are going to return the favour.
devolver la pelota,
devolverle la pelota a alguien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (corresponder a otra acción) (figurative, UK)return the favour v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative, US)return the favor v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Ya tú me preguntaste lo que quisiste; me toca devolverte la pelota.
 It's my turn to return the favour.
dominar la pelota,
dominar el balón
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(en un partido)control the ball v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los visitantes dominaron la pelota durante el primer tiempo.
 The visitors controlled the ball during the first half.
en pelota,
en pelotas
loc adjlocución adjetiva: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adjetivo ("de fácil manejo", "a contraluz", "de fiar").
(desnudo)naked adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (UK, informal)starkers adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  stark naked exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (US)bare naked exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Solía pasearse por la playa en pelota.
hacer la pelota loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). ES, coloquial (alabar, adular)suck up to vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
Note: Implica que se busca conseguir algún beneficio de la persona a quien se adula.
 Dudo mucho que hacerle la pelota a tu profesor para que te suba la nota funcione.
 I doubt very much that sucking up to your professor so that he'll give a better grade will work.
ser pelota  (colloquial)be a suck-up, be a butt-kisser, be a toady v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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