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pillar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (alcanzar a otro)catch up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (informal)nab vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Echó a correr tras él y lo pilló a los pocos metros.
 He ran after him and caught up a few feet ahead.
pillar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (descubrir: falta, mentira)catch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Se pilla antes a un mentiroso que a un cojo.
 You can catch a liar before you catch a cripple.
pillar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (contagiarse de algo)catch, get vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Ha pillado la gripe y está en cama.
 He's caught a cold and he's in bed.
pillar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (coger desprevenido)catch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Lo pilló por sorpresa, no esperaba su llegada.
 She caught him by surprise: he wasn't expecting her arrival.
pillar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). coloquial (comprender algo)get vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Ya lo pillé, si me lo hubieras explicado así desde el principio hubiéramos ganado tiempo.
 I got it. If you'd explained it to me that way from the beginning we wouldn't have wasted time.
pillar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (pellizcarse con algo)catch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (with force)slam vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Me pillé los dedos al cerrar el cajón.
 I caught my fingers when I closed the drawer.
pillarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (aprisionar con daño)pinch, nip, crush vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  catch vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Ten cuidado al cerrar la ventana que puedes pillarte un dedo.
 Be careful when closing the window, you could pinch (or: nip) your finger.
pillarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). coloquial (emborracharse) (colloquial)get plastered, get sloshed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Bebió mucho y se pilló una borrachera.
 He had too much to drink and he got sloshed.
pillarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). coloquial (enamorarse)fall, flip viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  fall head over heels v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La chica era muy guapa y mi amigo se pilló totalmente por ella.
 The girl was very beautiful and my friend totally fell for her.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms:
SpanishEnglish
jugar a pillar,
jugar al pilla,
jugar a la mancha,
jugar a la pinta,
jugar a la roña
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
ES (perseguir y alcanzar)play tag v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
pillar cacho loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). ES, coloquial (ligar, liarse) (UK: colloquial)pull viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  score viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (slang)hook up 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: Connotación sexual.
 Fueron a la discoteca a ver si pillaban cacho.
pillar el toro loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (con el tiempo encima)be running out of time v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Démonos prisa, que nos pilla el toro.
pillar en bragas loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). vulgar (sorprender) (colloquial, mainly UK)catch [sb] with their trousers down v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (colloquial, mainly US)catch [sb] with their pants down v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)catch [sb] by surprise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los invitados me pillaron en bragas; ni siquiera me había dado tiempo de hacer la cena.
pillar por sorpresa,
pillar de sorpresa
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(agarrar desprevenido)catch by surprise v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  catch [sb] red handed v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figurative)catch [sb] with their hands in the cookie jar v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 La tormenta los pilló por sorpresa.
pillar un rebote loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (enfadarse mucho)go ballistic, become livid v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (colloquial)hit the ceiling, hit the roof v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cuando se enteró pilló un rebote tremendo.
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