Translation of pillar in English:

pillar

to catch, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1informal (atrapar)

      to catch
      corre, corre que te pillo go on! run, or I'll catch / I'll get you
      • me pilló la policía the police caught me
      • me has pillado de casualidad, estaba a punto de salir you were lucky to catch me, I was just going out
      • le pilló un dedo it caught / trapped her finger

    • 1.2informal (por sorpresa)

      to catch
      ?ajá, te pillé! aha, caught / got you!
      • no me pilla de nuevas it doesn't surprise me
      • nos pilló la lluvia sin paraguas we got caught in the rain without an umbrella

    • 1.3informal

      (catarro/resfriado) to catch
      pillamos una curda we got plastered / hammered informal

  • 2Spain informal

    • 2.1(atropellar)

      (coche) to hit
      casi lo pilla un coche he nearly got run over

    • 2.2(quedar)

      me pilla de camino it's on my way
      • me pilla bastante lejos it's a bit far for me

  • 3

    • 3.1informal

      (sentido/significado) to get informal
      (sentido/significado) to grasp

    • 3.2informal

      (ganga) to get
      (ganga) to pick up informal

pronominal verb

informal
  • 1

    (dedos/manga) to catch
    se pilló los dedos con la ventana he caught / trapped his fingers in the window
  • 2River Plate

    (hacer pis)
    to wet oneself