gorrear

gorrear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get from people for free)
a. to mooch
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Me gorreaste $20 ayer y ahora quieres gorrearme $20 más? ¡Ni lo sueñes!You mooched $20 off me yesterday and now you want to mooch $20 more? No way!
b. to scrounge
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mis amigos no trabajan y siempre le están gorreando dinero a sus padres.My friends don't work and are always scrounging money off their parents.
c. to sponge
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Por qué no te compras un paquete de cigarrillos y dejas de gorreármelos a mí?Why don't you just buy a pack of cigarettes and stop sponging them off me?
d. to cadge
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Tú no pides dinero prestado, tú gorreas dinero, que es distinto. Nunca lo devuelves.You don't borrow money, you cadge money, which is different. You never return it.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be unfaithful to)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to cheat on
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
María se divorció en cuanto se enteró de que su esposo la estaba gorreando.Maria got a divorce as soon as she found out her husband was cheating on her.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get things from people for free)
a. to mooch
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Gano muy poco. A final de mes, siempre tengo que gorrear a mis hermanos.I earn very little money. At the end of the month, I always have to mooch off my brothers.
b. to scrounge
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Antonio no tiene dinero, pero vive muy bien a base de gorrear a todo el mundo.Antonio has no money, but he lives very well by scrounging off everyone.
c. to sponge
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si sigues gorreando a tus amigos, al final los vas a perder.If you keep on sponging off your friends, you're going to lose them in the end.
d. to cadge
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
No me gusta gorrear, pero no me queda más remedio que hacerlo.I don't like to cadge, but I have no choice but to do it.
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gorrear
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
gorrear
transitive verb
1 (gorronear) to scrounge (familiar); cadge (familiar)
siempre me está gorreando cigarrillos he's always scrounging o cadging cigarettes off me (familiar)
2 (S. Cone) to cuckold
intransitive verb
to scrounge (familiar); sponge (familiar)
a ver cuándo dejas de gorrear y te pagas tú las cosas when are you going to stop scrounging o sponging and pay your own way? (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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