Pisar in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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transitive verb
1. to tread on (con el pie)
  • pisar el freno to put one's foot on the brake
  • prohibido pisar el césped keep off the grass (en cartel)
  • nunca he pisado su casa (figurative) I've never set foot in her house
2. to trample on (despreciar)
3. (anticiparse)
  • pisar un contrato a alguien to beat somebody to a contract
  • pisar una idea a alguien to think of something before somebody
  • el periódico rival les pisó la noticia the rival paper stole o pinched the story from them, the rival paper got in first with the news
intransitive verb
4. to tread, to step
  • pisa con cuidado tread carefully
  • venir pisando fuerte (figurative) to be on the road to success
transitive verb
1 (andar sobre) to walk on
¿se puede pisar el suelo de la cocina? can I walk on the kitchen floor?
2 (poner el pie encima de) to tread on; step on
perdona, te he pisado sorry, I trod o stepped on your foot; vio una cucaracha y la pisó she saw a cockroach and trod o stood on it; pisar el acelerador a fondo to step on the accelerator; put one's foot down (familiar)
prohibido pisar el césped keep off the grass
ir pisando huevos to tread carefully
tiene un morro que se lo pisa he's a cheeky devil (familiar)
3 (ir a) to set foot in
no volvimos a pisar ese sitio we never set foot in that place again; hace años que no pisa un bar he hasn't been in a pub for years
4 [+uvas] to tread; [+tierra] to tread down
5 (avasallar) to trample on; walk all over
no se deja pisar por nadie he doesn't let anybody trample on o walk all over him
6 (Música) [+tecla] to strike; press; [+cuerda] to hold down
7 (And) [+hembra] to cover; (Centroamérica) to fuck (vulgar); screw (vulgar);
8 (adelantarse a)
otro le pisó el puesto somebody got in first and collared the job; el periódico le pisó la noticia the newspaper got in first with the news; pisar una baza a algn to trump sb's trick
intransitive verb
(andar) to tread
hay que pisar con cuidado you have to tread carefully
pisar fuerte to make great strides
los españoles están pisando fuerte en Roland Garros el Barcelona sigue pisando fuerte una mujer que pisa fuerte
entrar pisando fuerte to burst onto the scene (familiar)
los jóvenes diseñadores han entrado pisando fuerte
pronominal verb
pisarse (Col) to push off (familiar)
mejor pisémonos de aquí
Verb Conjugations for pisar
Gerund: pisando
Participle: pisado
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