verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [cable/cadena] to hook engancha el cable en ese clavo/la cadena en la argolla hook the cable onto that nail/the chain onto the ring 1.2 [remolque] to hitch up, attach; [caballos] to harness; [vagón] to couple, attach 1.3 [pez] to hook 1.4 [familiar/colloquial] (atraer) se ha dejado enganchar por una francesa some Frenchwoman's got him in her clutches [familiar/colloquial] lo engancharon para que ayudara con los preparativos they got him to help with the preparations, they dragged him into helping with the preparations 1.5 [Tauromaquia/Bullfighting] to gore
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (engancharse)
- 1.1 (quedar prendido) to get caught el cable se enganchó en una de las vigas the wire got caught o stuck o snagged on one of the beams se me enganchó la falda en una rama my skirt got caught o/or hooked on a branch 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] [Militar/Military] to join up 1.3 [familiar/colloquial] (hacerse adicto) to get hooked [familiar/colloquial] engancharse
aalgo to get hooked onsth
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
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