torear

torear(
toh
-
reh
-
ahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (bullfighting)
a. to fight bulls
El famoso matador comenzó a torear desde muy temprana edad.The famous matador began fighting bulls from a very early age.
b. to fight
Alejandra se ponía muy nerviosa cuando su marido salía al ruedo a torear.Alejandra found it very stressful when her husband went out into the bullring to fight.
c. to be a bullfighter
Jorge quiere seguir los pasos de su famoso padre y torear como él.Jorge wants to follow in his famous father's footsteps and be a bullfighter like him.
2. (to snarl)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
(River Plate)
a. to bark furiously
El perro guardián vio a un hombre junto a la reja y comenzó a torear.The guardian dog saw a man by the gate and began barking furiously.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (bullfighting)
a. to fight
Sánchez apareció en el ruedo para torear un astado por primera vez en su carrera.Sanchez appeared in the bullring to fight a bull for the first time in his career.
4. (to avoid)
a. to dodge
El actor salió del hotel por la puerta trasera para torear a los paparazzi.The actor left the hotel through the back door to dodge the paparazzi.
5. (to make fun of)
a. to tease
Toreábamos a Lionel por el nuevo corte de pelo que se hizo.We were teasing Lionel because of his new haircut.
6. (to madden)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to provoke
El borracho quería pelearse con alguien y toreaba a cualquiera que tuviera cerca.The drunk was looking for a fight and was provoking anyone around him.
b. to mess with
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Lara me las va a pagar por torearme de esta manera.Lara will be sorry for messing with me like that.
7. (to snarl at)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
(River Plate)
a. to bark furiously at
El dóberman me toreaba y no me animé a entrar.The Doberman was barking furiously at me and I didn't dare go in.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
torear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (lidiar)
a. to fight
2. (general)
a. to dodge
3. (burlarse de)
a.
torear a alguiento mess somebody about
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (lidiar)
a. to fight bulls
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
torear
transitive verb
1 [+toro] to fight; play
2 (evitar) to dodge; avoid
3 (acosar) to plague; (burlarse) to tease; draw on; (confundir) to confuse
¡a mí no me torea nadie! nobody messes me around! (familiar)
4 (mantener a raya) to keep at bay; (dar largas a) to put off; keep guessing
5 (Centroamérica) (S. Cone) [+animal] to provoke; enrage; (S. Cone) (México) [+persona] to infuriate
6 (And) (S. Cone) [+perro] to bark furiously at
intransitive verb
1 (Taur) to fight (bulls)
toreó bien Suárez Suárez fought well; no volverá a torear he will never fight again; el muchacho quiere torear the boy wants to be a bullfighter
2 (dar largas) to spin it out; procrastinate
3 (And) (S. Cone) (ladrar) to bark furiously
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examples
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Machine Translators
Translate torearlos using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Conjugations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS