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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to defraud)
a. to swindle
La operadora me timó porque me cobró llamadas que en teoría eran gratis.I was swindled by the operator because she charged me for phone calls which in theory were free.
b. to cheat
El restaurante tima a los extranjeros cobrándoles más que a los del pueblo.The restaurant cheats foreigners charging them more than the locals.
c. to con
A ti te han timado; estos billetes son falsos.You've been conned. These notes are fake.
2. (to deceive)
a. to con
Mis amigos me timaron diciendo que habían quedado aquí, cuando en realidad no era cierto.My friends conned me telling me they were meeting here when they weren't.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to flirt)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. to make eyes at each other
Esa pareja lleva timándose toda la noche. Se nota que están enamorados.That couple has been making eyes at each other the whole night. You can tell they're in love.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (estafar)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
timar a alguiento swindle somebody
timar algo a alguiento swindle somebody out of something
2. (engañar)
a. to cheat, to con
b. you've been done o had
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transitive verb
to swindle; con (familiar)
¡me han timado! I've been conned! (familiar); le timaron la herencia they swindled him out of his inheritance
pronominal verb
timarse [+pareja] to make eyes at each other
timarse con algn (engatusar) to play sb along; lead sb on; (amorosamente) to make eyes at sb; ogle sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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