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American English: /ˈhəsəl/
British English: /ˈhʌs(ə)l/

Translation of hustle in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (move hurriedly) (+ adverb complement) she was hustled into the car
    la metieron en el coche a empujones
    he was hustled away by his bodyguards
    sus guardaespaldas se lo llevaron precipitadamente
    we're trying to hustle the work along
    estamos intentando sacar adelante el trabajo lo más rápido posible
    the deal/new bill was hustled through
    la operación se cerró/el nuevo proyecto de ley se aprobó apresuradamente
    Example sentences
    • The students are hustling and bustling about, Ms. Hunter frantically handing back the test papers.
    • A short, white-haired little woman soon appeared at the door, hustling and bustling about.
    • Every crew was hustling and bustling to get their cars prepped and ready for the long day.
    1.2 (pressure) to hustle somebody into something/-ing
    empujar a alguien a algo/+ infinitive
    they tried to hustle me into (making) a decision
    trataron de empujarme a tomar una decisión
    Example sentences
    • Then hustle them into saying something that will make the next morning's headlines.
  • 2 (American English) [colloquial] 2.1 (obtain aggressively) to hustle something out of somebody
    sacarle algo a alguien
    to hustle somebody for somethinghe hustled them for cigarettes
    les dio la lata para que le dieran cigarrillos [colloquial]
    2.2 (hawk, sell)
    Example sentences
    • He had written a great novel which I encouraged him to keep hustling.
    • You will need to really hustle, network, and make all the contacts you can.
    • He ‘pounded the streets, hustling to stores and galleries’ in an attempt to sell his art.
    Example sentences
    • There may be a mother wondering where her child is while this fellow pushes him around the streets and subways hustling drug money.
    • During my 40 years of pool playing, I have never been hustled out of a significant amount of money.
    • The widespread poverty of the area made blacks all the more susceptible to the ploys of those trying to hustle them out of their money for supposed burials.

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (move quickly)
    apurarse (Latin America)
    1.2 (jostle)
    Example sentences
    • The mayhem will then being in earnest as the gang intimidate the natives and wander through the bar hustling the bar tenders and drinking pre prepared shots - neat of course!


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (hurry) the hustle and bustle of the big city
    el ajetreo y bullicio de la gran ciudad
    1.2 (energy, initiative)
    Example sentences
    • It's a 12-hour flight there from the UK and you may be a little overwhelmed by the noisy, colourful hustle and bustle that you'll encounter on the way from the airport to your hotel.
    • Both city centre streets and out-of-town shopping centres were full of shoppers over the weekend, but without the manic hustle and bustle often experienced so close to Christmas.
    • But there's a definite feeling of hustle and bustle.
  • 2 countable (trick, swindle)
    (American English) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • I had to work my way up from scams to hustles to grifts to short-cons to swindles to long-cons to heists to inside jobs to stings to capers to scores.
    • Many of the hustles and scams in the film are taken directly from his own poolhall adventures.
    • Most of the hustles are meant, naturally, to appear not to be hustles at all, but genuine appeals for emergency financial assistance.

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