/El tirón | Spanish to English Translation - SpanishDict
el tirón
-the pull
See the entry for tirón.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (yank)
a. pull
El perro dio un tirón a la correa y empezó a correr.The dog gave a pull on the leash and started to run.
b. tug
Di un tirón al asa de la maleta pero no conseguí sacarla.I gave a tug at the suitcase handle but I couldn't pull it out.
2. (jolt in vehicles)
a. jerk
El coche automático pegó un tirón al cambiar las marchas.The automatic car gave a jerk when shifting gears.
3. (theft)
a. bag-snatching
La policía cuida de que no se produzcan tirones durante el desfile.The police is on alert to make sure that bag-snatching doesn't occur at the parade.
4. (stiffening)
a. pulled muscle
Pablo no podía mover su cuello porque le dio un tirón.Pablo can't move his neck because he has a pulled muscle.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (estirón)
a. pull
de un tirónin one go
un tirón de orejasa slap on the wrist
2. (robo)
a. bagsnatching
1 (acción) pull; tug
dar un tirón a algo to give sth a pull o tug; pull o tug at sth; me dio un tirón del jersey she pulled o tugged at my jumper; le dio un tirón de pelo she pulled his hair; dar un tirón de orejas a algn to pull o tug sb's ear; to tell sb off; me lo arrancó de un tirón she suddenly jerked it away from me
aguantar el tirón to ride out o weather the storm
2 (en músculo, tendón)
sufrió un tirón en la pantorrilla he pulled a calf muscle
tirón muscular pulled muscle
abandonó el partido debido a un tirón muscular
3 (robo) bag-snatching
el tirón es el delito más común bag-snatching is the most common crime; intentó darle el tirón he tried to snatch her bag
4 (de un coche, motor) sudden jerk; sudden jolt
de un tirón
leyó la novela de un tirón he read the novel straight through in one go; se lo bebió de un tirón he drank it down in one go; trabajan diez horas de un tirón they work ten hours at a stretch; he dormido toda la noche de un tirón I slept right through the night
(persona) tyro; novice
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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