broma pesada translation English | Spanish-English dictionary

gastar una broma pesada a algn exp.
to play a practical joke {o} a hoax on sb

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exp.
never
exp.
not on any account
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to be in a joking mood
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she was joking
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heavy industry
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as {o} for a joke
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that joke upset me
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I was only joking
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I was only kidding
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to take sth as a joke
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it's no joke
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this is serious
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my head feels heavy
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they haven't taken it seriously
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they are treating it as a joke
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he was only half-joking
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the affair cost me dear
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to play a joke on sb
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the joke wasn't funny
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he was carrying the heavy cross
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this is beyond a joke
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a joke in very poor taste
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the book was heavy going
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he could only have said it jokingly
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he wouldn't have said it except as a joke
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it was a prank which ended in tragedy
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I tried to treat the whole matter lightheartedly
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it's no laughing matter
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to tell jokes
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stop kidding around
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broma  

      sf  
1    (=cachondeo)  
ni en broma      never, not on any account  
lo decía en broma      I was only joking, I was only kidding *     
estar de broma      to be in a joking mood  
tomar algo a broma      to take sth as a joke  
2    (=chiste)   joke  
no es ninguna broma      it's no joke, this is serious  
la broma me costó caro      the affair cost me dear  
no hay bromas con la autoridad      you can't play games with the authorities  
bromas aparte ...      joking aside ...  
¡déjate de bromas!      quit fooling!, joke over!  
→ gastar bromas      to tell jokes  
gastar una broma a algn      to play a joke on sb  
→ estar para bromas        
¡para bromas estoy!      iró   a fine time for joking!  
no está para bromas      he's in no mood for jokes  
→ entre bromas y veras      half-joking(ly)  
   broma pesada          practical joke, hoax
3      (Caribe, Cono Sur)   (=decepción)   disappointment  
(=molestia)  
vexation, annoyance
4      (Zool)   shipworm
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

broma, broma, bromato, bromazo


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