Meter Expressions

Meter - Spanish verb
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Spanish Expressions to Put

Meter literally means "to put," but also has a number of other meanings and is used in various idiomatic expressions. Learn how to snoop around, go full-speed, and make a fuss with this list of expressions with meter.

Meter translations

  • to put
  • to place
  • to insert
  • to introduce
  • to fit in
  • to squeeze in
  • to add
  • to cause/make
  • to invest
  • to wager
  • to involve
  • (sports) to score

Meter expressions

meter a uno a trabajar to put someone to work
meter a uno a un oficio to put someone to a trade, apprentice someone to
mater algo a uno(informal) to palm s.t. off on s.o., force s.o. to accept s.t.
meter de contrabando to smuggle in
meter miedo a uno to scare someone
meter la narices to snoop around, stick one's nose in
meter la pata to put one's foot in one's mouth
meter prisa a uno to hurry someone
meter ruido to cause a stir
meter un lío to make a fuss, stir up trouble
meter un susto a uno to put the wind up someone
a todo meter(informal) full-speed
¡Métetelo donde te quepa!(vulgar) Stuff it! Stick it where the sun don't shine!
No hay quien le meta aquello. No one can make him understand that.
¿Quién le mete en esto? Who asked you? What business is it of yours?
meterse a + infinitive to start + -ing
meterse a escritor to become a writer
meterse con uno to provoke someone, accost someone
meterse en to go into, enter
to interfere in
meterse en donde ne le llaman to meddle, snoop around
meterse en la boca del lobo to enter the lion's den (literally, "the wolf's mouth")
meterse en la cama to get in bed
meterse en lo que no le importa to interfere in s.o. else's business
meterse en peligro to get into danger
meterse en sí mismo to withdraw into oneself
meterse en un callejón sin salida to get into a jam
meterse monja to become a nun

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