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transitive verb
1. to make sick (provocar náuseas); to make travel-sick (en coche, avión); to make seasick (en barco)
  • los viajes en barco me marean I get seasick when I travel by boat
2. to make dizzy (aturdir)
3. to annoy (informal) (fastidiar)
  • me marea con sus quejas she drives me up the wall with her complaining
intransitive verb
4. to be a pain (informal) (fastidiar)
  • ¡niño, deja de marear! you naughty boy! stop annoying me!
pronominal verb
1. to get o become sick (tener náuseas); to get travel-sick (en coche, avión); to get seasick (en barco)
2. to get dizzy (aturdirse)
3. to get drunk (emborracharse)
transitive verb
1 (Med)
marear a algn to make sb feel sick; el olor a alquitrán me marea the smell of tar makes me feel sick; el fuerte oleaje me marea the swell is making me feel seasick
leer en el coche me marea
2 (aturdir)
marear a algn to make sb (feel) dizzy; las alturas me marean heights make me (feel) dizzy
3 (emborrachar)
marear a algn to make sb feel drunk o light-headed
este vino tan fuerte le marea
4 (confundir)
no grites tanto, que me mareas don't shout so much, I can't hear myself think; ¡decídete y no me marees más! make up your mind and stop going on at me!
5 (Caribe) (México) (engañar) to cheat
intransitive verb
(Náutica) to sail; navigate
pronominal verb
1 (Med) to feel sick; (en coche) to get carsick; get travel-sick; (en barco) to get seasick
se mareó con el calor he felt sick because of the heat; the heat made him feel sick; ¿te mareas cuando vas en barco? do you get seasick when you travel by boat?; siempre me mareo en el coche I always get carsick
2 (aturdirse) to feel dizzy
te marearás si das tantas vueltas you'll get dizzy going round like that
3 (emborracharse) to get drunk o light-headed
4 (confundirse) to get confused
se mareó con tanta información repentina
5 (preocuparse)
no te marees con esto don't bother your head about this
6 (Caribe) (S. Cone) [+paño] to fade
Verb Conjugations for marear
Gerund: mareando
Participle: mareado
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