pitchfork

pitchfork(
pihch
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fork
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (tool)
a. la horca
(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)
The farmer used a pitchfork to load the hay onto the wagon.El granjero utilizó una horca para cargar el heno en el carro.
The monster was being chased by an angry mob of peasants carrying pitchforksEl monstruo estaba siendo perseguido por una turba enardecida de campesinos con horcas en mano.
b. la horquilla
(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)
The peasants waved their pitchforks menacingly outside the mayor's office.Los campesinos agitaron sus horquillas en forma amenazante frente a la oficina del alcalde.
c. la horqueta
(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)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Brad learned how to use a pitchfork at farm camp.Brad aprendió a utilizar una horqueta en el campamento de agricultura.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to thrust unwillingly into; usually used in passive voice) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was pitchforked into taking my nephew on holiday.Me vi obligado a llevar a mi sobrino de vacaciones.
Why have I been picthforked into this mess?¿Por qué me metieron en este embrollo?
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pitchfork
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la horca
(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)
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pitchfork [ˈpɪtʃfɔːk]
noun
horca (f)
transitive verb
(thrust unwillingly or unexpectedly)
he was pitchforked into the job le encasquetaron el trabajo; lo metieron en el trabajo a la fuerza; she was pitchforked onto the front pages from total obscurity saltó del más absoluto anonimato a las primeras planas de los periódicos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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