This word may also be spelled “manguear” in the senses shown in 2) and 3).
1. (colloquial) (to steal) (Spain)
a. to pinch (colloquial)
Karla sería incapaz de mangarle dinero a nadie.Karla could never be capable of pinching money from anyone.
b. to swipe (colloquial)
Han estado mangando carteras en el metro, así que anda con cuidado.They've been swiping wallets in the subway, so be careful.
c. to nick (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
Es la segunda vez que le mangan el celular a David.It's the second time someone's nicked David's cell phone.
2. (colloquial) (to take without giving back) (River Plate)intransitive verb
a. to scrounge
Lilia se la pasa mangándole cigarros a Pedro.Lilia is constantly scrounging cigarettes from Pedro.
3. (colloquial) (to freeload) (River Plate)
a. to scrounge
¿Por qué no consigues un trabajo en vez de mangar de tus amigos cada día?Why don't you try to get a job instead of scrounging from your friends every day?
1. (colloquial) (Spain)
a. to pinch
b. to nick (United Kingdom)
mangar algo a alguiento pinch o
Verb Conjugations for mangar
Present Participle: mangando
Past Participle: mangado
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