Translation of hitch in Spanish:
- 1 (difficulty) there's been a slight hitch with the programa technical hitchha surgido una pequeña complicación or un pequeño problema con el programait went off without a hitchun problema técnicotodo salió a pedir de boca [colloquial]todo marchó sobre ruedasExample sentences
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (jerk) he gave his trousers a hitch (up)to have a hitch in one's swing (American English) (Sport)se subió los pantalones de un tirón2.2 (limp) to walk with a hitchtener el swing cortado
- 4 (ride) [colloquial]we got a hitch to Dovernos llevaron hasta Dovernos dieron (un) aventón hasta Dover (Colombia) (Mexico) [colloquial]
- 5 (period of service) (American English) [colloquial]he did a three-year hitch in the navypasó tres años enganchado en la marina [colloquial]
- 6 (fastening device)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) See examples:to hitch something
tosomethingto get hitched [colloquial]enganchar algo aalgocasarsematrimoniarse [colloquial] [humorous]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) See examples: he hitched his chair nearer to the fireacercó or arrimó su silla al fuegoExample 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]to hitch a ride o (in British English also) a lift he hitched a ride on a truckI hitched my way to Parislo recogió or le paró un camiónfui a París a dedo or (Mexico) de aventón or (Venezuela) en cola [colloquial]Example sentences
- 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.
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