hitch

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hitch(
hihch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(problem)
a. el contratiempo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The investors were pleased to know that the business plan had gone off without a hitch.Los inversionistas se alegraron al saber que plan de negocios había resultado sin contratiempos.
b. el problema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Unfortunately, there has been a hitch in the negotiations.Desafortunadamente, ha surgido un problema en las negociaciones.
c. el obstáculo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There were a few hitches, but the team still managed to finish their work on time.Hubo algunos obstáculos, pero el equipo logró terminar su trabajo a tiempo.
d. la complicación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There shouldn't be any hitch in regard to the money; it's just a question of logistics.No debe de haber ninguna complicación respecto al dinero; es solo cuestión de la logística.
e. el impedimento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The hitch is that the property isn't zoned for commercial use.El impedimento es que la propiedad no está aprobada para el uso comercial.
2. (knot-tying)
a. el nudo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Barry tied everything in the bed of the pickup down with a trucker's hitch.Barry amarró todo en la plataforma de la camioneta con un nudo de camionero.
b. la vuelta de cabo
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
You can make the knot more secure by adding two hitches.Puedes asegurar el nudo añadiendo dos vueltas de cabo.
3. (tug)
a. el tirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Juanito gave his pants a hitch up so they wouldn't fall down.Juanito le dio un tirón a sus pantalones para que no se le cayeran.
b. el jalón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The woman gave her socks a hitch to keep out the cold.La mujer dio un jalón a sus calcetines para protegerse del frío.
4. (automotive)
a. el enganche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The boat trailer wasn't properly attached to the hitch, and it came loose on the highway.El remolque de barco no estaba bien conectado al enganche, y se soltó en la autopista.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(military)
a. enganchado (adjective)
After a ten-year hitch in the army, Hank got a job working private security.Después de diez años enganchado en el ejército, Hank consiguió un trabajo de seguridad privada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to attach)
a. enganchar
The farmer hitched the plow to the tractor and then started it up.El granjero enganchó el arado al tractor y después lo puso en marcha.
b. atar
Lionel hitched his dog to a lamp post and went into the store to buy tobacco.Lionel ató su perro a un farol y entró a la tienda a comprar tabaco.
7. (to hitchhike)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Frank saw many different parts of the country hitching rides and couch-surfing.Frank vio muchas partes distintas del país haciendo autoestop y durmiendo en sofás.
Sheila managed to hitch a ride back to Pennsylvania.Sheila consiguió volver a Pennsylvania haciendo dedo.
8. (to move)
a. arrimar
Arturo hitched his bar stool over to the girl and tried to think of a good pickup line.Arturo arrimó su taburete hacia la chica y trató de pensar en un buen piropo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
9. (to hitchhike)
a. hacer autoestop
Sally didn't have a car or money, so she decided to hitch to San Francisco.Sally no tenía carro ni dinero, así que decidió llegar a San Francisco haciendo autoestop.
b. hacer dedo
When the truck broke down, the guys had no other option but to hitch.Cuando se descompuso la camioneta, los chicos no tuvieron otro remedio que hacer dedo.
c. pedir aventón
Donald was determined to get to Ottawa this summer, so he decided to hitch.Donald tenía la determinación de llegar a Ottawa este verano, y decidió pedir aventón.
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hitch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (difficulty)
a. el contratiempo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
without a hitchsin ningún contratiempo
2. (knot)
a. el nudo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (attach)
a. enganchar
4. (colloquial)
a.
to get hitchedcasarse
5. (colloquial)
a.
to hitch a lift to…ir en autoestop or a dedo a…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (colloquial)
a. hacer autoestop or dedo
b. pedir aventón
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hitch [hɪtʃ]
noun
1 (impediment, obstacle) obstáculo (m); impedimento (m)
without a hitch sin ningún problema; there's been a slight hitch ha habido un pequeño contratiempo
2 (tug) tirón (m); jalón (m); (LAm)
3 (knot) vuelta (f) de cabo
transitive verb
1
to hitch a lift hacer autoestop; hacer dedo (informal); pedir aventón; (Méx) they hitched a lift to Rome llegaron a Roma haciendo autoestop
2 (fasten) atar; amarrar;to a
to hitch a horse to a wagon enganchar un caballo a un carro
3
to get hitched casarse
4 (shift) mover de un tirón
he hitched a chair over acercó una silla a tirones
intransitive verb
(also hitchhike) hacer autoestop; ir a dedo; hacer dedo (informal); pedir aventón; (Méx)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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