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bailar

  
a       vi  
1    (=danzar)   to dance  
sacar a algn a bailar      to ask sb to dance, ask sb for a dance  
le bailaban los ojos de alegría      her eyes sparkled with happiness  
MODISMOS éste es otro que bien baila      here's another one (of the same kind)  
MODISMOS ¡que me quiten lo bailado o bailao!      *   nobody can take away the good times I've had!  
MODISMOS bailar con la más fea        
siempre me toca bailar con la más fea      I always draw the short straw  
MODISMOS bailar al son que tocan        
los políticos bailan al son que le tocan los militares      the politicians toe the line given them by the military  
2    [peonza]   to spin (round)
3    [mueble]   to be wobbly, be unsteady
4    *  
[ropa, calzado]  
to be miles too big *     
he adelgazado y me bailan los pantalones      I've lost weight and my trousers are miles too big for me *     
b       vt  
1    (=danzar)   to dance  
bailar flamenco      to dance flamenco  
bailar el vals      to waltz, dance the waltz  
bailar un vals      to dance a waltz  
2      [+peonza]   to spin
3      (LAm)  
*  
(=timar)  

le bailaron la herencia      they cheated her out of her inheritance  
c    bailarse      vpr  
bailarse a algn        (Méx)  
*   to thrash sb  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

bailaor, bacilar, balar, bailador

bailar flamenco exp.
to dance flamenco

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
to waltz
exp.
to dance a waltz
exp.
dance the waltz
v.
to bend over backwards to please sb
exp.
to flirt with sb
[Latam] Méx;(MODISMOS)
exp.
to dance attendance on sb
[ES] (MODISMOS)
v.
humour sb
exp.
to soft-soap sb
(MODISMOS)
exp.
I drew the short straw
exp.
I always draw the short straw
exp.
to ask sb to dance
exp.
to get sb up for a dance
exp.
ask sb for a dance
exp.
it's a long time {o} ages since I went out dancing
exp.
even grandpa got up and had a dance
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'bailar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
bailar desenfrenadamente
exp.
¿quieres bailar?
exp.
bailar el twist
v.
bailar muy pegados
exp.
bailar sobre las puntas
exp.
¿quiere usted bailar?
[Formal]
exp.
bailar a un son distinto
(IDIOMS)
exp.
no sabe bailar ni cantar
exp.
bailar un vals con algn
exp.
sabe bailar como la que más
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"bailar": examples and translations in context
He prometido bailar con... mi Chennai Express. I've promised to dance with my sweetheart, my Chennai Express.
Querían bailar con su propia música. They wanted to dance to their own tunes.
Se pudiera alquilar unos músicos y bailar aquí. We could hire some musicians and dance with all the room there is.
Podría bajar y bailar un poco. Maybe I should go down there and dance to give them a show.
Todos lograron bailar con Lisa menos yo. Everybody got to dance with Lisa, except me.
Ni mi madre quiere bailar conmigo. Even my mother wouldn't dance with me.
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