pelear

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pelear (first-person singular present indicative peleio, past participle peleado)

  1. (South Brazil) Alternative form of pelejar

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Etymology[edit]

From pelo (hair) +‎ -ear, in the sense of close physical combat, as in the expression agarrarse de las greñas (to fight, literally to grab each others' matted locks). Compare the semantic development of Romanian părui (to fight by pulling hair) from Romanian păr (hair).

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  • IPA(key): /peleˈaɾ/, [pe.leˈaɾ]
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Verb[edit]

pelear (first-person singular present peleo, first-person singular preterite peleé, past participle peleado)

  1. (intransitive) to fight (to contend in physical conflict)
    Synonyms: luchar, lidiar, bregar
  2. (intransitive) to fight, to argue
    Synonym: discutir
  3. (intransitive) to fight for, to struggle against
    Synonyms: batallar, combatir, luchar, bregar
  4. (reflexive) to mutually fight
    Synonyms: luchar, reñir, (Mexico) madrearse
  5. (reflexive) (by extension) to discord or dispute; to become enemies
    Synonym: enemistarse
  6. (reflexive) (by extension) to lose or stop, temporally or definitively, a friendship, partnership, etc.
    Synonym: enojarse

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