- 1 (difficulty) complicación (f), problema (m), pega (f) (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] there's been a slight hitch with the program ha surgido una pequeña complicación or un pequeño problema con el programa a technical hitch un problema técnico it went off without a hitch todo salió a pedir de boca [familiar/colloquial], todo marchó sobre ruedas
- 2 2.1 (jerk) tirón (m), jalón (m) (AmL exc CS) he gave his trousers a hitch (up) se subió los pantalones de un tirón to have a hitch in one's swing (AmE) [Sport] tener* el swing cortado 2.2 (limp) (AmE) cojera (f), renquera (f), renguera (f) (AmL) to walk with a hitch cojear, renquear, renguear (AmL)
- 4 (ride) [colloquial/familiar] we got a hitch to Dover nos llevaron hasta Dover, nos dieron (un) aventón hasta Dover (Col, Méx) [familiar/colloquial]More example sentences
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- For all its water-tightness and lack of style, all the stuff I tried to read, passed through MSOffice grammar check without a hitch!
- It wasn't easy to do, but English class finally started without a hitch and my headache remained in the back corner of my mind.
- Luckily, the surgery was completed without a hitch and the patient was informed of the problem.
- The Admiral recruited me after I had served a hitch in the Navy.
- Americans in uniform, whether they serve for one hitch or an entire career, are taught to view themselves as professionals.
- On the troop ship home were a bunch of criminals - American soldiers who had spent most of their hitch in the brig.
- 5 (period of service) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] he did a three-year hitch in the navy pasó tres años enganchado en la marina [familiar/colloquial]
- 6 (fastening device) enganche (m)More example sentences
- These pieces of equipment can be easily attached to a trailer hitch and taken from a job site.
- Some rear bumpers may come with a built-in step or a trailer hitch that will add more functionality to your Chevrolet pickup or SUV.
- Headlights, brush guard and trailer hitch without ball are standard features.
- 1 (attach) to hitch sth
tosth enganchar algo aalgo to get hitched [colloquial/familiar] casarse, matrimoniarse [fam & hum]More example sentences
- But is hitching your company to a star really the right move?
- He hitches a trailer to his bike to take the children to school or go shopping.
- They were now behind the church where people pulled up their buggies and carriages and hitched them to the posts that were set up.
- 2 (move) he hitched his chair nearer to the fire acercó or arrimó su silla al fuegoMore example sentences
- It was hitched up to reveal an underskirt of a different color and with no hoops or panniers.
- As skirts were hitched up and ties loosened, out came the blue Rimmel eyeliners and the Body Shop blushers.
- Her skirt was hitched up way higher on one side than the other and the buttons on her shirt were all in the wrong holes.
- 3 (thumb) [colloquial/familiar] to hitch a ride o (BrE also) a lift hacer* dedo [familiar/colloquial], hacer* autostop, ir* de aventón (Méx) [familiar/colloquial], pedir* cola (Ven) [familiar/colloquial] he hitched a ride on a truck lo recogió or le paró un camión I hitched my way to Paris fui a París a dedo or (Méx) de aventón or (Ven) en cola [familiar/colloquial]More example sentences
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- Rural Ireland was recommended as a friendly place for hitching, as was Quebec - ‘if you don't mind being berated for not speaking French’.
- I've seen a few people hitching with suitcases, but that's weird.
- There was the student hitching on a road outside Maynooth.
- The ride in an Audi 200 is akin to hitching a lift on the back of a horse drawn carriage.
- Jo Jo was hitching rides down to her home in Callan, Co Kilkenny, when she disappeared.
- Children are dicing with death hitching rides on the back of moving vehicles.