Translation of bailar in English:


to dance, v.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    to dance
    salir a bailar to go out dancing
    • la sacó a bailar he asked her to dance
    • ¿bailas? / ¿quieres bailar? do you want / would you like to dance?
    • bailar suelto to dance
    • bailar agarrado to dance
    • otro que tal baila another one who's just as bad
    • ¡que me quiten lo bailado / bailao! I'm going to enjoy myself while I can
  • 2

    (trompo/peonza) to spin
  • 3informal

    (estar flojo)
    tus zapatos me quedan bailando your shoes are miles too big for me informal
  • 4Mexico informal

    andar/quedar/estar bailando to be unaccounted for
    • mientras tanto la firma del contrato queda bailando meanwhile the contract is still up in the air

transitive verb

  • 1

    to dance
    bailar un tango/vals to tango/waltz
  • 2Mexico informal

    (quitar, robar)
    to swipe informal
    to pinch British informal
    me bailaron dos mil pesos I had two thousand pesos pinched

pronominal verb

  • 1

    se los bailaron en tres sets they were thrashed in three sets