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" dar um fora"



crissorrir
Brazil

" dar um fora"
 
Hi dear teachers!
"dar um fora" is an expression we use in some parts of Brazil to say when... e.g.
 
A guy try to seduce a girl (or vice versa) but she doesn´t accept and say "no" to him. (can be in a polite or in a rude way). So we can say that "ela deu um fora nele" Is there any equivalent expression in English for this one?
 
Thanks in advance and have a nice day! Tongue

30 Aug 2011      



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear Crissorrir,
 
Could it be: "She gave him the brush-off." ?
 
 
Les

30 Aug 2011     



douglas
United States

Perhaps:
"She turned him down." (does not have a negative connotation)
 
"She blew him off." (slang, negative, meaning is closer to: she ignored him.)
 
"She shot him down." (slang, relatively negative)
 
 
Douglas
 

30 Aug 2011     



deinha
Brazil

Hi, Cris

What I ´ve also seen being used in a similar way is the verb ´to dump someone ´.

Andréa


30 Aug 2011     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear Crissorrir,
 
According to this, Number 5, it is "She dumped him".
 
 
Les

30 Aug 2011     



almaz
United Kingdom

In Glasgow, we used to talk about giving or getting a ´knock-back ´ (often abbreviated to ´KB ´, as in: ´I got KB ´d three times last night, man. That ´s the last time I use Givenchy Pee. ´). 


30 Aug 2011