Enganchar in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary

enganchar

 
enganchar
transitive verb
1. to couple (agarrar) (vagones); to hitch up (remolque, caballos); to hook (pez)
2. to hang (up) (colgar)
3. (informal) (atraer)
  • enganchar a alguien para que haga algo to rope somebody into doing something
4. to land (oneself) (informal) (pillar) (empleo, marido)
5. to hire, to contract (contratar) (Andes, CAm, Mexican Spanish)
intransitive verb
6. to be addictive (informal) (hacer adicto)
  • un videojuego de los que enganchan an addictive video game
engancharse
pronominal verb
1. (prenderse)
  • engancharse algo con o en to catch something on
  • se le enganchó la falda en las zarzas she caught her skirt on the brambles
  • te has enganchado las medias you've caught o snagged your tights on something
2. to enlist, to join up (alistarse)
3. to get hooked (informal) (hacerse adicto)(a on)
4. to sign up (para trabajo) (Andes, CAm, Mexican Spanish)
enganchar
transitive verb
1 (conectar con gancho) (gen) to hook; [+caballo] to harness; [+carro, remolque] to hitch up; (Mecánica) to couple; connect; [+dos vagones] to couple up
2 (atrapar) to nab (familiar)
lo enganchó la policía robando en la joyería the police nabbed him robbing the jeweller's (familiar)
3 (atraer) [+persona] to rope in; [+marido] to land
tras varios años de noviazgo, por fin ha conseguido engancharlo
a mi no me enganchan para cuidar a los niños they're not going to rope me into looking after the children; los programas que más enganchan the programmes which get most people hooked
4 (Mil) to recruit
5 (México) [+trabajadores] to contract
pronominal verb
engancharse
1 (quedarse prendido) to get hooked up; catch;en on; (Mecánica) to engage;en with
el vestido se enganchó en un clavo the dress got caught on a nail; engancharse a la droga to get hooked on drugs (familiar); become addicted to drugs
2 (Mil) to enlist; join up
Verb Conjugations for enganchar
Gerund: enganchando
Participle: enganchado
Indicative
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yoenganchoenganchéenganchabaengancharíaengancharé
enganchasenganchasteenganchabasengancharíasengancharás
él/ella/Ud.enganchaenganchóenganchabaengancharíaenganchará
nosotrosenganchamosenganchamosenganchábamosengancharíamosengancharemos
vosotrosengancháisenganchasteisenganchabaisengancharíaisengancharéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.enganchanengancharonenganchabanengancharíanengancharán
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