Translation of hustle in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (move hurriedly) (+ adverb complement) she was hustled into the carhe was hustled away by his bodyguardsla metieron en el coche a empujoneswe're trying to hustle the work alongsus guardaespaldas se lo llevaron precipitadamentethe deal/new bill was hustled throughestamos intentando sacar adelante el trabajo lo más rápido posiblela operación se cerró/el nuevo proyecto de ley se aprobó apresuradamenteExample sentences1.2 (pressure) to hustle somebody
- 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.
intosomething/ -ingthey tried to hustle me into (making) a decisionempujar a alguien aalgo/+ infinitivetrataron de empujarme a tomar una decisiónExample 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 ofsomebodyto hustle somebodysacarle algo aalguien forsomethinghe hustled them for cigarettes2.2 (hawk, sell)les dio la lata para que le dieran cigarrillos [colloquial]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.
- 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.
- 2 (American English) 2.1 (work energetically) [colloquial]2.2 (swindle) [slang]trabajar (muy) duroreventarse [colloquial]darle al callo (Spain) [colloquial]2.3 (solicit) [slang]hacer chanchullos [colloquial]chanchullear [colloquial](prostitute)hacer la calle or (in Spain also) la carrera [colloquial]Example sentences
- In 1998, he tried to be more careful about protecting himself, but he spent the summer hustling for money to pay for his apartment and for school.
- Then he says he hustles on the street only for enough money to buy food before going home to late at night.
- Joey is hustling on Melrose with the transvestites and rent-boys when a limo pulls to the curb.
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (hurry) the hustle and bustle of the big city1.2 (energy, initiative)el ajetreo y bullicio de la gran ciudadExample 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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