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hitch
American English: /hɪtʃ/
British English: /hɪtʃ/

Translation of hitch in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 (difficulty) 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 [colloquial]
    todo marchó sobre ruedas
    Example 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.
  • 3 (knot)
    Example sentences
    • Lash ropes and diamond hitches are untied, the horses unpacked and then hobbled or tethered in the meadow below camp.
    • Also available is The Klutz Book of Knots, a step-by-step manual on how to tie the world's 24 most useful hitches, ties, warps and knots.
  • 4 (ride) [colloquial]we got a hitch to Dover
    nos llevaron hasta Dover
    nos dieron (un) aventón hasta Dover (Colombia) (Mexico) [colloquial]
  • 5 (period of service) (American English) [colloquial]he did a three-year hitch in the navy
    pasó 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.

transitive verb

  • 1 (attach)to hitch something to something
    enganchar algo a algo
    to get hitched [colloquial]
    casarse
    matrimoniarse [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) he hitched his chair nearer to the fire
    acercó or arrimó su silla al fuego
    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]to hitch a ride o (in British English also) a lift
    hacer dedo [colloquial]
    hacer autostop
    ir de aventón (Mexico) [colloquial]
    pedir cola (Venezuela) [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 (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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

hitch up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (pull up)
(trousers/petticoat/shirt)
remangarse
subirse
levantarse
1.2 (attach)
(horses/cart)
enganchar
2verb + adverb (move up)
(British English) [colloquial]
correrse
hitch up a bit and make room for me
córrete un poquito para hacerme un lugar

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