burlar
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burlar(
boor
-
lahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dodge)
a. to evade
El prisionero consiguió burlar a todos los guardias y se fugó.The inmate managed to evade all of the guards and escaped.
b. to get past
Hoy vamos a aprender 10 maneras de burlar a un portero.Today, we're going to learn 10 ways of how to get past a goalie.
2. (to deceive)
a. to cheat
Me encanta el capítulo que habla de los tres magos que burlaron a la muerte.I love the chapter that talks about the three wizards who cheated death.
burlarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to ridicule; used with "de")
a. to mock
El sketch se burla del gobierno corrupto de nuestro país.The skit mocks the corrupt government of our country.
b. to tease
Lorenzo es un matón al que le encanta burlarse de sus compañeros de clase.Lorenzo is a bully who loves to tease his classmates.
c. to make fun of
¡No te burles de mí!Don't make fun of me!
4. (to fool around)
a. to joke
No lo tomes en serio; solo está burlándose.Don't take him seriously; he's just joking.
5. (to scorn; used with "de")
a. to flout
El gobierno se está burlando de las leyes con estas medidas.The administration is flouting the law with these policies.
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burlar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (esquivar)
a. to evade
2. (ley)
a. to flout
consiguió burlar a sus perseguidoresshe managed to outwit her pursuers
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
burla burlandowithout anyone noticing
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (general)
a. to mock
burlarse de algo/alguiento mock something/somebody, to make fun of something/somebody
burlarse de las leyesto flout the law
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burlar
transitive verb
1 (engañar) [+persona] to deceive; trick; [+enemigo] to outwit; [+vigilancia] to defeat; [+bloqueo] to run
2 (frustrar) [+ambición, plan] to thwart; frustrate; [+esperanzas] to ruin; frustrate
3 (seducir) to seduce
4 (saber usar) to know how to use; be able to handle
ya burla la moto she can handle the bike now (familiar)
pronominal verb
burlarse
1 (bromear) to joke; banter
yo no me burlo I'm serious; I'm not joking
2
burlarse de algn to mock sb; make fun of sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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