irse pitando
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irse pitando
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to leave in a hurry)
a. to dash
Estacioné el carro en la acera, así que tengo que irme pitando.I parked the car on the sidewalk, so I must dash.
b. to dash off
Los empleados estaban fumando y hablando en la cocina, pero cuando llegó el jefe se fueron pitando.The employees were smoking and talking in the kitchen, but when the boss arrived, they dashed off.
c. to shoot off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Nos vamos pitando porque tenemos que ir a buscar a los niños a la escuela.We're going to shoot off because we have to pick up the kids from school.
ir pitando
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to go quickly)
a. to dash
Tengo que ir pitando al hospital. Han ingresado a mi padre con un ataque al corazón.I must dash to hospital. My father has been admitted with a heart attack.
b. to rush
Cuando empezaron las rebajas, fui pitando a la tienda para comprar el vestido, pero alguien se me había adelantado.When the sales started, I rushed to the store to buy the dress, but someone had beaten me to it.
c. to be there in no time
Estamos todos aquí esperándote. - Voy pitando. ¿Dónde están exactamente?We're all here waiting for you. - I'll be there in no time. Where exactly are you?
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