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Translation of tirón in English:

sustantivo masculino

  • 1.1 (movimiento) hay que pegarle un tirón fuerte a la cuerda
    you have to give the string a good hard pull o tug
    dale un tirón de orejas
    tweak his ears for him
    me dio un tirón de pelo
    he pulled my hair
    el autobús avanzaba a tirones
    the bus jerked along
    de un tirón, me arrancó la cadena de un tirón
    he ripped the chain from my neck
    arráncate el esparadrapo de un tirón
    pull the dressing off in one go
    hicimos el viaje de un tirón [familiar]
    we did the journey without stopping o in one go
    la leyó de un tirón [familiar]
    she read it at a single sitting o in one go
    dormí nueve horas de un tirón [familiar]
    I slept nine hours right o straight off
    1.2 (de un músculo) See examples: sufrió un tirón en la pierna derecha
    he pulled a muscle in his right leg
    sentí un tirón en la espalda
    I felt something pull in my back
    1.3 (forma de robo) See examples: le dieron un or el tirón
    they snatched her bag
    le dieron un tirón y le robaron la cadena
    they ripped her chain from her neck
    le robaron el bolso por el procedimiento del tirón [lenguaje periodístico]
    she had her bag snatched
    1.4 (Río de la Plata) [familiar] (buen trecho) tirada 3
Example sentences
  • Se puede circular en ciudad a bajas velocidades sin que pegue bruscos tirones.
  • El choque fue muy violento - el tirón de la correa.
  • Novela que, a pesar de sus muchas deficiencias, tiene tirón popular.

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