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Spanish translation: provocación

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English term or phrase:button pushing
Spanish translation:provocación
Entered by: María Teresa Taylor Oliver
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17:26 Aug 4, 2006
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: button pushing
Each of you will have a chance to express your feelings and preferences, but there will be no “button pushing.”
Do you know what Button pushing mean?

Thank you for your help!
vchimenti
Local time: 20:38
provocación
Explanation:
...but there will be no “button pushing.” = pero nada de provocaciones.

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Note added at 9 mins (2006-08-04 17:35:35 GMT)
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to push someone's buttons = provocar a alguien, sacar a colación los temas que hacen que otra persona pierda los estribos

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Note added at 12 mins (2006-08-04 17:38:43 GMT)
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Push buttons

v. - to push buttons

1. To deliberately irritate
2. To intentionally provoke another without reason
3. To wear away at the patience of someone until that person wants to
slap you
4. To capitalize on the emotional vulnerabilities of another.
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María Teresa Taylor Oliver
Panama
Local time: 18:38
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4 +6provocación
María Teresa Taylor Oliver


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
provocación


Explanation:
...but there will be no “button pushing.” = pero nada de provocaciones.

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Note added at 9 mins (2006-08-04 17:35:35 GMT)
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to push someone's buttons = provocar a alguien, sacar a colación los temas que hacen que otra persona pierda los estribos

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Note added at 12 mins (2006-08-04 17:38:43 GMT)
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Push buttons

v. - to push buttons

1. To deliberately irritate
2. To intentionally provoke another without reason
3. To wear away at the patience of someone until that person wants to
slap you
4. To capitalize on the emotional vulnerabilities of another.

María Teresa Taylor Oliver
Panama
Local time: 18:38
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 153
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robert Forstag: Beat me to it. I would probably say "provocacion innecesaria".
1 min
  -> Thanks, Robert! Yup, "innecesaria" is a good addition.

agree  Satto (Roberto): Completa y totalmente de acuerdo !
1 min
  -> Pues muchas gracias, señor :D

agree  Susana Mate
3 mins
  -> Gracias de nuevo, Susana :)

agree  Susy Ordaz
10 mins
  -> Gracias, Susy :)

agree  teju: Totalmente. Oye, ya puse la hebra con el chiste. Buen finde y saludos - teju :)
18 mins
  -> Gracias :D ¡Perfect! Gracias, ahorita que tenga oportunidad, paso x ahí :D :D

agree  valehazan
2 hrs
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