Spanish to English pelotear

Dictionary entry: pelotear
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In tennis slang, pelotear means "warm up or playing some balls without playing any point or following any score"
 
  • n.ares

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    Spanish - Colombia
    Thanks for your interest in our dictionaries. I think that the first sense of this entry (jugar a la pelota) is actually supposed to refer to this usage. I've made some adjustments to hopefully make this clearer. Changes will be visible once our bilingual dictionaries are updated in the next months.
     

    DearPrudence

    Dépêche Mod (AL mod)
    Dictionary Editor
    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Maybe this report should be passed on to the esen team?
    In this context, I don't think "play ball" is correct + it's not clear whether "pepper" would apply to tennis.
    Some suggestions here:
    pelotear
     

    fenixpollo

    moderator
    Dictionary Editor
    American English
    I added "pepper". It does not apply to tennis as far as I know, and no online sources implied that it would.

    However, I haven't found anything on line that would indicate the correct verb for "warm up" in tennis parlance. Perhaps simply "practice". I'll change "play ball" to "practice" and that should be good for now.
     

    DearPrudence

    Dépêche Mod (AL mod)
    Dictionary Editor
    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    Thanks! I take it that you're not a fan of something like 'Hit some balls around'?
     
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