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 feminineproblema masculinepega feminine Spain informalthere's been a slight hitch with the program — ha surgido una pequeña complicación / un pequeño problema con el programa
- a technical hitch — un problema (de carácter) técnico
- it went off without a hitch — todo salió a pedir de boca
- 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?
- And the good news is the European Space Agency's Mars Express appears to have gone into orbit around Mars without a hitch.
- And hopefully, the elections will go without a hitch.
- The first was put up without a hitch on Wednesday.
- I can't always count on my pre-work routine to go off without a hitch.
- 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.
- 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.
- Thanks to Maureen Kidd who was responsible for all the arrangements and, in her usual efficient planning, everything went without a hitch.
- Anyway, the show went on without a hitch or a bullet.
- For some reason, software that had worked earlier without a hitch had waited until election night to omit eight precincts in the tally.
- The competition went smoothly and without any major hitches all the way up to the ninth-graders.
- Blogger worked without a hitch, and I feel fine.
- Luckily, the surgery was completed without a hitch and the patient was informed of the problem.
- For all its water-tightness and lack of style, all the stuff I tried to read, passed through MSOffice grammar check 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.
- And while, certainly, they do, many, many more trials go off without a hitch.
- Theatre Serendipity's first show of their cross-Canada Fringe-circuit tour didn't exactly go off without a hitch.
- I'm not saying the battle plan has gone without a hitch.
2.1(jerk)tirón masculinejalón masculine Latin America Southern Conehe 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
2.2US (limp)cojera femininerenquera femininerenguera feminine Latin Americato walk with a hitch — renquear
- Lash ropes and diamond hitches are untied, the horses unpacked and then hobbled or tethered in the meadow below camp.
- 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.
4informal(ride)we got a hitch to Dover — nos llevaron hasta Dover
5US informal(period of service)he did a three-year hitch in the navy — pasó tres años enganchado en la marina informal
6(fastening device)enganche masculine
- 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.
- Most front mounted hitches are used for off road front mounted winches.
- I don't own a boat, but I have a pickup and trailer with a hitch just in case.
- This is required in all 50 states and should never be hooked onto the receiver hitch or wrapped around the bumper.
- Their hand crafted tow hitches have ‘custom’ written all over them in invisible letters.
- 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.
- The wagon was parked directly in front of another car with a towing hitch and a speedboat directly behind it.
- How had she gone from discussing the characters in the book she was reading to Archie's description of a mooring hitch?
- Trailers and towable equipment should use quality trailer hitch or kingpin locks.
- If a trailer starts to sway, it transfers this motion to the back of the car through the hitch.
- A gooseneck hitch mount may require lubrication and should be checked for condition, especially the adjustment bolts on the tongue tube.
- Simply attach a trailer ball to the ATV's back hitch and your powerful machine becomes a hauling wonder.
- This is a $40,000 truck, with a serious trailer hitch on it.
- These pieces of equipment can be easily attached to a trailer hitch and taken from a job site.
- Cadillac's pickup is so fancy that a trailer hitch is optional.
- It's a factory crew cab that's low enough to accommodate a gooseneck hitch.
- To install, slide the unit into place, pin it, and plug its electrical hookup into a lighter/accessory port or the standard hitch wiring.
- 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.
- Headlights, brush guard and trailer hitch without ball are standard features.
1(attach)to hitch sth to sth — enganchar algo a algo
- They were now behind the church where people pulled up their buggies and carriages and hitched them to the posts that were set up.
- Ross's Maoist back-to-nature fantasies were hitched to theories filched from the 1960s architectural avant-garde.
- He hitches a trailer to his bike to take the children to school or go shopping.
- In the city's photographic market, which is still largely hitched to 35 mm, digital is confined to the lower end and to media professionals.
- He is hitching the bullock cart to the New Economy.
- So this week I have been mostly hitching my wagon to VitaminQ's star.
- The prehensile tail is muscular at the base, and it is hitched around a branch as an anchor, particularly when descending.
- He hitched his wagon to the ideologues who surround him, filtering out those who disagreed, including leaders of his own party and the uniformed military.
- If you need to hitch a heavy trailer, the suspension can be lowered to a suitable height.
- This they hitched to their truck, and then we drove off to the station.
- But is hitching your company to a star really the right move?
2(move)he hitched his chair nearer to the fire — acercó / arrimó su silla al fuego
- It was hitched up to reveal an underskirt of a different color and with no hoops or panniers.
- Best to hitch up our Fafbelts and get used to him right.
- The clerk reached for the phone; I hitched my pants and vamoosed.
- I hop across the lounge between wheelchair and sofa - he hitches up his right foot and copies me.
- Lift up the right hip as far as it will go, hitching it up towards the ribcage.
- Her skirt was hitched up way higher on one side than the other and the buttons on her shirt were all in the wrong holes.
- I hitched my pack into a more comfortable position and grimaced.
- After he had moved on to other news, Ara hitched her rucksack higher on her back, prepared to go to her glade.
- Mac hitched the blanket higher over one shoulder.
- ‘Some strange types round these parts, lady,’ as he spat his tobacco, hitched his pajamas and banged the gate behind us.
- Gnat walks up to a mirror, hitches her shirt up, sticks out her tongue.
- As skirts were hitched up and ties loosened, out came the blue Rimmel eyeliners and the Body Shop blushers.
- These tunics were usually worn to below the knee, but during travel they were hitched up by a belt to make walking easier.
3informal(thumb)to hitch a ride or (British also) a lift — ir de aventón Mexico informal
- he hitched a ride on a truck — lo recogió / le paró un camión
- I hitched my way to Paris — fui a París de aventón
- We hitched in pairs and, as a general rule, we'd all meet up outside the cathedral of whichever city we were heading for.
- Unlike the Paris to Dakar rally, where every car has a support vehicle, if we break down in the Sahara we'll be hitching our way out.
- Even hitching to Brighton, where I have supportive friends, would be a nightmare from here.
- They are believed to have hitched South and made a new life for themselves near Clones, Co.
- The two of them trekked and hitched across Iran, relying on the kindness of strangers.
- There was the student hitching on a road outside Maynooth.
- Rural Ireland was recommended as a friendly place for hitching, as was Quebec - ‘if you don't mind being berated for not speaking French’.
- The ride in an Audi 200 is akin to hitching a lift on the back of a horse drawn carriage.
- Children are dicing with death hitching rides on the back of moving vehicles.
- If you're hitching on an interstate it's best to try to hitch from highway onramps.
- She says she had always hoped to go back to Russia, after spending her gap-year there while all her friends were hitching around India.
- There's an unspoken rule when hitching that polite listening is compulsory, arguing outlawed.
- Delighted at the chance to escape the mayhem, I hitched along with him.
- Treading the beat and hitching rides around the vast air base, he is constantly on the move checking on his international flock.
- I had left Peshawar early in the morning the day before, and hitched out of town on a succession of brightly painted trucks.
- I've seen a few people hitching with suitcases, but that's weird.
- I hitched out to Joshua Tree to go rock climbing.
- Jo Jo was hitching rides down to her home in Callan, Co Kilkenny, when she disappeared.
- Julie Felix came to England in 1964 after leaving California and hitching through Europe with a duffel bag and guitar.
- He said he hardly ever picks anyone up, and I said this is the first time I'd successfully hitched.
- I'd been hitching around Australia and New Zealand not knowing what was happening to my sight, so at least it all made sense.
- Some hitched lifts, clinging dangerously on to the sides of trucks and mini buses as they wound around the hairpin curves over a sickening drop to the valley below.
- So at the start of the summer holidays I hitched to Birmingham, found a studio that swallowed my false ID and got both nipples done.
- We'd save money by hitching and sleeping in train stations or anywhere we could doss down for a couple of hours.
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