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transitive verb
1. to bind (unir, aglutinar); to tie (up) (atar); to thicken (salsa); to put a ligature on (medicine)
2. to slur (Mús)
intransitive verb
3. to score (informal) (encontrar pareja), to pull (British)
  • ligar con alguien to get off with somebody(entablar relaciones) (British), to make out with somebody (United States)
pronominal verb
1. (informal)
  • ligarse a alguien to get off with somebody (peninsular SpanishBr), to make out with somebody (United States)
transitive verb
1 (atar) (gen) to tie; bind; (Med) to bind up; put a ligature on;
2 (mezclar) [+metales] to alloy; mix; [+bebidas] to mix; [+salsa] to thicken
3 (unir) to join; bind together
estar ligado por contrato a to be bound by contract to
4 (conquistar) to pick up (familiar); get off with (familiar); pull (familiar)
5 (birlar) to pinch (familiar)
6 (conseguir) to get hold of; lay one's hands on
7 (comprar) to buy
8 (detener) to nick (familiar)
9 (Caribe) (contratar) to contract in advance for
intransitive verb
1 (ir juntos) to mix well; blend well; go well together
2 (conquistar) to pull (familiar)
parece que han ligado
salieron dispuestas a ligar they went out to try to pick up a man o to pull (familiar); Pepe y Ana han ligado Pepe and Ana have paired up
3 (Caribe) (México) (tener suerte) to have a bit of luck; be lucky
la cosa le ligó (And) (Centroamérica) the affair went well for him
4 (Caribe) (México) (mirar) to look; stare
le ligó su deseo (And) (Caribe) her wish came true
pronominal verb
1 (unirse) to unite; join together
2 (conquistar) to get off with (familiar)
ligarse a o con algn to get off with sb (familiar)
3 (comprometerse) to bind o.s.; commit o.s.
Verb Conjugations for ligar
Gerund: ligando
Participle: ligado
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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