In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(difficulty)complicación femeninoproblema masculinopega femenino España coloquialthere's been a slight hitch with the program — ha surgido una pequeña complicación / un pequeño problema con el programa
- a technical hitch — un problema técnico
- it went off without a hitch — todo marchó sobre ruedas
- Judith Leach, principal of the girls' school, said the exams, which began at 8.30 am and ended promptly at 1 pm, ran without a hitch.
- And while, certainly, they do, many, many more trials go off without a hitch.
- Blogger worked without a hitch, and I feel fine.
- The competition went smoothly and without any major hitches all the way up to the ninth-graders.
- And the good news is the European Space Agency's Mars Express appears to have gone into orbit around Mars without a hitch.
- The good news is that it all went without a hitch.
- The five pools at the spacious new $16.3 million centre are now tiled and have been filled and tested - without a hitch.
- How can they remember if they had encountered computer hitches over the past two or three months?
- Theatre Serendipity's first show of their cross-Canada Fringe-circuit tour didn't exactly go off without a hitch.
- Improbably, the screening goes off without a hitch and, except for the 30 or 40 people who walk out, the response is very positive.
- 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.
- The first was put up without a hitch on Wednesday.
- For some reason, software that had worked earlier without a hitch had waited until election night to omit eight precincts in the tally.
- I'm not saying the battle plan has gone without a hitch.
- Thanks to Maureen Kidd who was responsible for all the arrangements and, in her usual efficient planning, everything went without a hitch.
- Luckily, the surgery was completed without a hitch and the patient was informed of the problem.
- And hopefully, the elections will go without a hitch.
- I can't always count on my pre-work routine to go off without a hitch.
- For all its water-tightness and lack of style, all the stuff I tried to read, passed through MSOffice grammar check without a hitch!
- Anyway, the show went on without a hitch or a bullet.
- Also available is The Klutz Book of Knots, a step-by-step manual on how to tie the world's 24 most useful hitches, ties, warps and knots.
- Lash ropes and diamond hitches are untied, the horses unpacked and then hobbled or tethered in the meadow below camp.
- These pieces of equipment can be easily attached to a trailer hitch and taken from a job site.
- The wagon was parked directly in front of another car with a towing hitch and a speedboat directly behind it.
- Cadillac's pickup is so fancy that a trailer hitch is optional.
- This is required in all 50 states and should never be hooked onto the receiver hitch or wrapped around the bumper.
- Headlights, brush guard and trailer hitch without ball are standard features.
- I don't own a boat, but I have a pickup and trailer with a hitch just in case.
- Their hand crafted tow hitches have ‘custom’ written all over them in invisible letters.
- Trailers and towable equipment should use quality trailer hitch or kingpin locks.
- Simply attach a trailer ball to the ATV's back hitch and your powerful machine becomes a hauling wonder.
- How had she gone from discussing the characters in the book she was reading to Archie's description of a mooring hitch?
- If a trailer starts to sway, it transfers this motion to the back of the car through the hitch.
- It's a factory crew cab that's low enough to accommodate a gooseneck hitch.
- He has access to a welding machine and can do such things as weld a trailer hitch for himself.
- Certainly the system has not been without its hitches, particularly for fleets.
- 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.
- This is a $40,000 truck, with a serious trailer hitch on it.
- Most front mounted hitches are used for off road front mounted winches.
- I welded a bracket with a pad for bolting a vise to the square tubing that fits into the receiver hitch on the rear of my pickup.
- To install, slide the unit into place, pin it, and plug its electrical hookup into a lighter/accessory port or the standard hitch wiring.
- A gooseneck hitch mount may require lubrication and should be checked for condition, especially the adjustment bolts on the tongue tube.
2.1(jerk)tirón masculinojalón masculino América Latina Cono Surhe gave his trousers a hitch (up) — se subió los pantalones de un tirón
- to have a hitch in one's swing — tener el swing cortado
2.2EEUU (limp)cojera femeninorenquera femeninorenguera femenino América Latinato walk with a hitch — cojear
4coloquial(ride)we got a hitch to Dover — nos llevaron hasta Dover
5EEUUcoloquial(period of service)he did a three-year hitch in the navy — pasó tres años enganchado en la marina coloquial
6(fastening device)enganche masculino
1(attach)to hitch sth to sth — enganchar algo a algo
- to get hitched — matrimoniarse
2(move)he hitched his chair nearer to the fire — acercó / arrimó su silla al fuego
3coloquial(thumb)to hitch a ride / a lift — pedir cola Venezuela coloquial
- he hitched a ride on a truck — lo recogió / le paró un camión
- I hitched my way to Paris — fui a París a dedo
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