Translation of hitch in Spanish:
- 1 (difficulty) complicación (feminine), problema (masculine), pega (feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] 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/familiar], todo marchó sobre ruedas
- 2 2.1 (jerk) tirón (masculine), jalón (masculine) (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) he gave his trousers a hitch (up) se subió los pantalones de un tirón to have a hitch in one's swing (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Sport/Deporte] tener* el swing cortado 2.2 (limp) (American English/inglés norteamericano) cojera (feminine), renquera (feminine), renguera (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) to walk with a hitch cojear, renquear, renguear (Latin America/América Latina)
- 4 (ride) [colloquial/familiar] we got a hitch to Dover nos llevaron hasta Dover, nos dieron (un) aventón hasta Dover (Colombia) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]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.
- 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) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] he did a three-year hitch in the navy pasó tres años enganchado en la marina [colloquial/familiar]
- 6 (fastening device) enganche (masculine)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/verbo transitivo
- 1 (attach) to hitch sth
tosth enganchar algo aalgo to get hitched [colloquial/familiar] casarse, matrimoniarse [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico]
- 3 (thumb) [colloquial/familiar] to hitch a ride o (in British English also/en inglés británico también) a lift hacer* dedo [colloquial/familiar], hacer* autostop, ir* de aventón (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], pedir* cola (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar] 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/México) de aventón or (Venezuela) en cola [colloquial/familiar]
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
hitch up verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (pull up) [trousers/petticoat/shirt] remangarse*, subirse, levantarse 1.2 (attach) [horses/cart] enganchar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (move up) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], correrse hitch up a bit and make room for me córrete un poquito para hacerme un lugar
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