camelar

v.
1 to butter up, to win over.
2 to flirt with.
3 to cajole, to canoodle, to butter, to butter up.
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camelar
verbo transitivo
1 familiar (galantear) to flirt with
2 familiar (engañar) to cajole, sweet-talk, get round
ha camelado a su padre para que le compre una moto he's talked his father into buying him a motorbike
verbo pronominal camelarse
1 familiar to cajole, sweet-talk, get round
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VT
1) (=persuadir) to cajole, win over

tener camelado a algn — to have sb wrapped round one's little finger

2) [+ mujer] (=flirtear) to flirt with, make up to *; (=conquistar) to attract
3) Méx (=mirar) to look into, look towards etc; (=espiar) to spy on; (=perseguir) to pursue, hound
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verbo transitivo (Esp fam) to sweet-talk (colloq)

camelar a alguien para que + subj — to sweet-talk somebody into + ing

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= bluff, humbug, lead + Nombre + down the garden path, con, hoax.
Ex. They are bluffed easily, and it is quite possible they will be bluffed again.
Ex. More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing than by believing in too much.
Ex. Intelligent individuals often think that they cannot behave stupidly, but that is precisely what leads them down the garden path.
Ex. A number of victims have contacted police after seeing Masterson's mug shot and recognizing him as the man who conned them.
Ex. He hoaxed the popular media into thinking that he had burnt a million quid for the publicity it would, and has continued to, generate.
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verbo transitivo (Esp fam) to sweet-talk (colloq)

camelar a alguien para que + subj — to sweet-talk somebody into + ing

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= bluff, humbug, lead + Nombre + down the garden path, con, hoax.

Ex: They are bluffed easily, and it is quite possible they will be bluffed again.

Ex: More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing than by believing in too much.
Ex: Intelligent individuals often think that they cannot behave stupidly, but that is precisely what leads them down the garden path.
Ex: A number of victims have contacted police after seeing Masterson's mug shot and recognizing him as the man who conned them.
Ex: He hoaxed the popular media into thinking that he had burnt a million quid for the publicity it would, and has continued to, generate.

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camelar [A1 ]
vt
(Esp fam) to sweet-talk (colloq)
camelar a algn PARA QUE + SUBJ to sweet-talk sb INTO -ING
cameló al abuelo para que le diese dinero she sweet-talked her grandfather into giving her some money, she wheedled some money out of her grandfather
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camelar vtr fam (convencer, conquistar) to win over: no intentes camelarme porque no pienso comprártelo, you can't talk me into buying it
a ver si le camelo para que participe en el negocio, let's see if I can convince him to let me come in on the business
'camelar' also found in these entries:
English:
sweet
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camelar vt
Fam
1. [convencer] to butter up, to win over;
me cameló para que lo ayudara he sweet-talked me into helping him
2. [enamorar] to win the heart of;
la cameló rápidamente he quickly set her heart aflutter
3. Méx [observar] to watch, to observe
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camelar
v/t fam
sweet-talk fam ;
camelar a alguien para que haga algo fam sweet-talk s.o. into doing sth fam

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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