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gancho
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gancho(
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choh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (tool)
a. hook
El pirata tenía un gancho en lugar de una mano.The pirate had a hook instead of a hand.
2. (object to hang clothes)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. hanger
La ropa se está secando en el gancho.The clothes are drying up in the hanger.
3. (botany)
a. branch
Cortaron todos los árboles del lugar dejando puros ganchos.They trimmed all the trees in the area, leaving just branches.
4. (clip for clothes) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. clothespin
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Te recomiendo usar ganchos para colgar la ropa en el tendedero.I recommend that you use clothespins to hang the clothes from the line.
b. peg (United Kingdom)
Lavo tanta ropa todas las semanas que me hacen falta más ganchos.I wash so many clothes every week that I need to buy more pegs.
5. (hair clip)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. hairpin
A diario uso ganchos para peinarme.I use hairpins everyday to style my hair.
6. (sewing) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. safety pin
Le puse un gancho a mi falda porque se descosió.I put a safety pin in my skirt because it became unstitched.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(pull power)
a. appeal
Esa mujer tiene un gancho que les encanta a los hombres.That woman has an appeal that men love.
b. attraction
Esta oferta es el gancho más importante para comprar nuestro producto.This promotion is the major attraction for buying our product.
8. (partner)
a. accomplice
Juan era su gancho para hacer que la gente comprara el producto.Juan was his accomplice for getting people to buy the product.
9. (sports)
a. hook (boxing)
El boxeador lanzó un gancho izquierdo a la cara de su oponente.The boxer threw a left hook at his opponent’s face.
b. hook shot (basketball)
El jugador lanzó un gancho y anotó una canasta.The player threw a hook shot and scored a basket.
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gancho
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (garfio)
a. hook
2. (de percha)
a. peg
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
como le eche el gancho al que me ha robado la bici…just wait till I wait my hands on whoever stole my bike…
4. (cómplice; de timador)
a. decoy
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
esa chica tiene mucho ganchothat girl is quite something
tiene gancho como relaciones públicasshe has a real gift for public relations
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gancho
1 (garfio) hook; [de árbol] stump; (Agr) shepherd's crook
echar el gancho a algn to hook sb; capture sb
estar en ganchos (Latinoamérica) to be hooked on drugs (familiar)
gancho de carnicero butcher's hook
gancho de remolque towing hook; trailer hitch
Se incluyen defensas, estribos, [barras portafaros,] protectores de bajos, [ganchos de remolque,] bola desmontable o fija, [portabicicletas,] y por último, cabrestantes con sus "kits" de montaje. Vendo Mercedes 300 GD corto, color verde, aire acondicionado, gancho de remolque, emisora, radiocasete Pionner, impecable, 2.400.000 Ptas.
2 (Latinoamérica) (horquilla) hairpin; (para la ropa) hanger; (Centroamérica) (imperdible) safety pin
3 (atractivo sexual) sex appeal; (atractivo popular) pulling power
una chica con mucho gancho a girl with lots of sex appeal; un actor con mucho gancho an actor with great pulling power; el nuevo delantero tiene gancho the new forward is a crowd-puller; esta música tiene gancho this music's really got something
El problema reside en como mantener la atención, como cazar a los ociosos, y va sucediendo que últimamente no se les ocurre nada más que ponerles trampas de artificio. Cosas espectaculares, culebrones, presentadores con gancho, concursos y ahora dicen que humor.
lo usan de gancho para atraer a la gente they use it as an attraction to pull the crowds in
4 [de timador] accomplice
5 (Boxeo) (golpe) hook
un gancho hacia arriba an uppercut
6 (Latinoamérica) (ayuda) help; (protección) protection
hacer gancho (S. Cone) to lend a hand
7 (And) lady's saddle
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