lío


lío
m.
1 mess, difficulty, mix-up, problem.
2 bundle.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: liar.
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lío
nombre masculino
1 (embrollo) mess
2 (aventura amorosa) affair
3 (fardo) bundle
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FRASEOLOGÍA
armar un lío to make a fuss
hacerse un lío (uso literal) to get tangled up 2 (uso figurado) to get muddled up
meterse en un lío to get oneself into a mess
¡qué lío! what a mess!
tener un lío con alguien to be having an affair with somebody
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noun m.
1) mess
2) trouble
3) affair, liaison
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SM
1) (=fardo) bundle; Cono Sur truss
2) * (=jaleo) fuss; (=confusión) muddle, mix-up

ese lío de los pasaportes — that fuss about the passports

en mi mesa hay un lío enorme de papeles — my desk is in a real muddle with all these bits of paper

armar un lío — to make a fuss, kick up a fuss

armarse un lío, se armó un lío tremendo — there was a terrific fuss

hacerse un lío — to get into a muddle, get mixed up

se hizo un lío con tantos nombres — he got into a muddle with all the names

3) (=aprieto)

meterse en un lío — to get into trouble

4) * (=amorío) affair

tener un lío con algn — to be having an affair with sb

lío de faldas — affair

5) (=cotilleo) tale, piece of gossip

¡no me vengas con líos! — less of your tales!

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masculino
1)
a) (fam) (embrollo, confusión) mess

qué lío! — what a mess!

hacerse un lío con algo — to get into a mess with something (colloq)

b) (fam) (problema, complicación)

tiene líos con la policía — he's in trouble with the police (colloq)

no me vengas con tus líos — don't come to me with your problems

qué lío se va a armar! — there's going to be hell to pay! (colloq)

armó un lío — he kicked up a fuss (colloq)

meterse en un lío — to get oneself into trouble

c) (fam) (amorío) affair
2) (fardo) bundle
* * *
= mess, jumble, hassle, cock-up, bedlam, snarl, snarl-up, a pretty kettle of fish, a fine kettle of fish, palaver, predicament, rigmarole [rigamarole].
Ex. 'Look, Mel,' said James after the hiatus, 'I'm irritated at the convoluted mess this simple case of filling a vacancy has become'.
Ex. Compared to this fairly ordered monographic literature, the multiple contents of a collection of periodicals seemed like a terrible jumble.
Ex. The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
Ex. The repatriation of the emigres was a tragic oversight rather than a war crime, a cock-up rather than a conspiracy.
Ex. In subsequent years, Bethlem became 'Bedlam,' a metaphor for madness; being so long the only public receptacle for the insane, it became equated with madness itself.
Ex. His work is such a snarl of so many different things that it is as endlessly demanding as it is rewarding.
Ex. However, taxi is a more advisable option considering the never-ending Bangkok traffic snarl-up, especially during the rush hour.
Ex. A pretty kettle of fish indeed, out of whom only Tracy is really trying seriously to make a new life for herself.
Ex. Knowing the historical roots of their misfortune may not make it easier for them to escape the fine kettle of fish they are in.
Ex. Most fashion-conscious shoppers will beaware of the palaver caused last month by the swastika design embroidered on a Zara handbag.
Ex. Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
Ex. The government is creating a rigmarole of a process for residents to exercise their constitutional right.
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* armar el lío = make + trouble.
* armar un lío = kick up + a fuss, kick up + a stink, raise + a stink, make + a stink (about), make + a racket, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row.
* ¡En qué lío cada vez más complicado nos metemos al mentir! = O what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!.
* en un lío = in a (pretty) pickle, in a turmoil, in a twirl.
* estar hecho un lío = be at sixes and sevens with.
* lío amoroso = fling.
* meterse en líos = get into + trouble.
* meterse en un lío = be in trouble, get into + a predicament.
* no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
* ¡qué lío! = what a palaver!.
* tener un lío amoroso = have + an affair, have + a fling.
* * *
masculino
1)
a) (fam) (embrollo, confusión) mess

qué lío! — what a mess!

hacerse un lío con algo — to get into a mess with something (colloq)

b) (fam) (problema, complicación)

tiene líos con la policía — he's in trouble with the police (colloq)

no me vengas con tus líos — don't come to me with your problems

qué lío se va a armar! — there's going to be hell to pay! (colloq)

armó un lío — he kicked up a fuss (colloq)

meterse en un lío — to get oneself into trouble

c) (fam) (amorío) affair
2) (fardo) bundle
* * *
= mess, jumble, hassle, cock-up, bedlam, snarl, snarl-up, a pretty kettle of fish, a fine kettle of fish, palaver, predicament, rigmarole [rigamarole].

Ex: 'Look, Mel,' said James after the hiatus, 'I'm irritated at the convoluted mess this simple case of filling a vacancy has become'.

Ex: Compared to this fairly ordered monographic literature, the multiple contents of a collection of periodicals seemed like a terrible jumble.
Ex: The article is entitled 'How to implement electronic subscriptions replacing the routing list hassle'.
Ex: The repatriation of the emigres was a tragic oversight rather than a war crime, a cock-up rather than a conspiracy.
Ex: In subsequent years, Bethlem became 'Bedlam,' a metaphor for madness; being so long the only public receptacle for the insane, it became equated with madness itself.
Ex: His work is such a snarl of so many different things that it is as endlessly demanding as it is rewarding.
Ex: However, taxi is a more advisable option considering the never-ending Bangkok traffic snarl-up, especially during the rush hour.
Ex: A pretty kettle of fish indeed, out of whom only Tracy is really trying seriously to make a new life for herself.
Ex: Knowing the historical roots of their misfortune may not make it easier for them to escape the fine kettle of fish they are in.
Ex: Most fashion-conscious shoppers will beaware of the palaver caused last month by the swastika design embroidered on a Zara handbag.
Ex: Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future.
Ex: The government is creating a rigmarole of a process for residents to exercise their constitutional right.
* armar el lío = make + trouble.
* armar un lío = kick up + a fuss, kick up + a stink, raise + a stink, make + a stink (about), make + a racket, make + a row, make + a ruckus, kick up + a row.
* ¡En qué lío cada vez más complicado nos metemos al mentir! = O what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!.
* en un lío = in a (pretty) pickle, in a turmoil, in a twirl.
* estar hecho un lío = be at sixes and sevens with.
* lío amoroso = fling.
* meterse en líos = get into + trouble.
* meterse en un lío = be in trouble, get into + a predicament.
* no meterse en líos = keep out of + trouble.
* ¡qué lío! = what a palaver!.
* tener un lío amoroso = have + an affair, have + a fling.

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lío
masculine
A
1 (fam) (embrollo, confusión) mess
¡qué lío! ¡esto no hay quién lo entienda! what a mess! this is totally incomprehensible
se hizo un lío con las cuentas she got into a mess o a muddle o she got confused with the accounts (colloq)
2 (fam)
(problema, complicación): tiene líos con la policía he is in trouble with the police (colloq)
no me vengas con tus líos don't come to me with your problems
¡qué lío se va a armar! there's going to be hell to pay! (colloq), the shit is really going to hit the fan (sl)
armó un lío tremendo porque le sirvieron la sopa fría he created o kicked up a real fuss because his soup was cold (colloq)
si no obedeces te vas a meter en un buen lío if you don't do as you're told, you're going to get into a lot of trouble o to land yourself in serious trouble
no vengas aquí buscando líos don't come here looking for trouble (colloq)
3 (fam) (amorío) affair
tuvo un lío con una periodista famosa he had an affair o (colloq) a fling with a famous journalist
B (fardo) bundle
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Del verbo liar: (conjugate liar)

lío es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

lió es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

Multiple Entries:
liar    
lío
liar (conjugate liar) verbo transitivo
1
a)cigarrilloto roll

b) (atar) to tie (up);

(envolver) to wrap (up);
(en un fardo, manojo) to bundle (up)
2 (fam)
a)situación/asuntoto complicate

b) (confundir) ‹personato confuse, get … in a muddle

c) (en un asunto) ‹personato involve

liarse verbo pronominal
1 (fam)
a) [asunto] to get complicated

b) [persona] to get confused

2 (Esp fam)
a) (entretenerse):

nos liamos a hablar y … we got talking and …

b) (emprenderla):

se líoon a golpes they started throwing punches at each other

lío sustantivo masculino
1
a) (fam) (embrollo, confusión) mess;

armarse/hacerse un lío (con algo) to get into a mess (with sth) (colloq)

b) (fam) (problema, complicación) trouble;

meterse en un lío to get oneself into trouble;

tiene líos con la policía he's in trouble with the police (colloq);
¡qué lío se va a armar! there's going to be hell to pay! (colloq)
c) (fam) (amorío) affair

2 (fardo) bundle
liar verbo transitivo
1 (envolver) to wrap up
(un cigarro) to roll
2 (embrollar) to muddle up
(aturdir) to confuse
lío sustantivo masculino
1 fam (desorden) mess, muddle
2 fam (romance) affair
3 (de ropa, etc) bundle
♦ Locuciones: armar un lío, to kick up a fuss
hacerse líos con, to get mixed up
meterse en un lío, to get into trouble
'lío' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
avispero
- barullo
- berenjenal
- buena
- bueno
- enredarse
- follón
- gorda
- gordo
- meterse
- mogollón
- monumental
- petate
- tinglado
- tomate
- trapisonda
- armar
- bochinche
- bronca
- desenredar
- despelote
- enredado
- enredar
- enredo
- menudo
- meter
- pedo
- pelotera
- quilombo
English:
carry-on
- cock-up
- fuss
- hassle
- hot
- hot water
- jam
- kick up
- mess
- misunderstanding
- mix-up
- muddle
- palaver
- pickle
- rigmarole
- scrape
- screw-up
- tangle
- to-do
- trouble
- ungodly
- water
- bundle
- get
- havoc
- mix
- muddled
- rumpus
- stink
- stir
- to
- wad
* * *
lío nm
1. Fam [enredo] mess;
esto de la declaración de hacienda es un lío filling in your tax return is a real pain o Br palaver;
hacerse un lío to get muddled up;
son tantos hermanos que siempre me armo un lío con sus nombres there are so many different brothers, I always get their names muddled up;
estoy hecho un lío, no sé qué hacer I'm all confused, I don't know what to do
2. Fam [problema]
meterse en líos to get into trouble;
me he metido en un lío del que no sé salir I've got myself into a mess that I don't know how to get out of
3. Fam [jaleo] racket, row;
armar un lío to kick up a fuss
4. Fam [amorío] affair;
está casado pero tiene un lío con alguien del trabajo he's married, but he's having an affair with someone from work
Comp
tener un lío de faldas to be having an affair
5. [paquete] bundle
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lío
m
1 bundle
2 fam (desorden) mess;
lío amoroso fam affair;
estar hecho un lío be all confused;
hacerse un lío get into a muddle;
meterse en líos get into trouble
3 fam (jaleo) fuss;
armar un lío fam kick up a fuss fam
* * *
lío nm, fam
1) : confusion, mess
2) : hassle, trouble, jam
meterse en un lío: to get into a jam
3) : affair, liason
* * *
lío n
1. (desorden) mess
tiene la habitación hecha un lío his room is in a right mess
2. (problema) trouble
se ha metido en un buen lío she's in big trouble
se va a armar un lío there's going to be trouble
hacerse un lío to get into a muddle

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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