Translation of hitch in Spanish:


complicación, n.

Pronunciation /hɪtʃ//hɪtʃ/


  • 1

    complicación feminine
    problema masculine
    pega feminine Spain informal
    there'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
    • Improbably, the screening goes off without a hitch and, except for the 30 or 40 people who walk out, the response is very positive.
    • For some reason, software that had worked earlier without a hitch had waited until election night to omit eight precincts in the tally.
    • 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.
    • For all its water-tightness and lack of style, all the stuff I tried to read, passed through MSOffice grammar check without a hitch!
    • I can't always count on my pre-work routine to go off without a hitch.
    • Blogger worked without a hitch, and I feel fine.
    • 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.
    • And hopefully, the elections will go without a hitch.
    • 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.
    • How can they remember if they had encountered computer hitches over the past two or three months?
    • The first was put up without a hitch on Wednesday.
    • And the good news is the European Space Agency's Mars Express appears to have gone into orbit around Mars without a hitch.
    • Theatre Serendipity's first show of their cross-Canada Fringe-circuit tour didn't exactly go off without a hitch.
    • And while, certainly, they do, many, many more trials go off without a hitch.
    • Anyway, the show went on without a hitch or a bullet.
    • Luckily, the surgery was completed without a hitch and the patient was informed of the problem.
    • Thanks to Maureen Kidd who was responsible for all the arrangements and, in her usual efficient planning, everything went without a hitch.
    • The competition went smoothly and without any major hitches all the way up to the ninth-graders.
    • I'm not saying the battle plan has gone without a hitch.
  • 2

    • 2.1(jerk)

      tirón masculine
      jalón masculine Southern Cone Latin America
      he 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 feminine
      renquera feminine
      renguera feminine Latin America
      to walk with a hitch renguear Latin America

  • 3

    nudo masculine
    • 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

    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
    • Headlights, brush guard and trailer hitch without ball are standard features.
    • Simply attach a trailer ball to the ATV's back hitch and your powerful machine becomes a hauling wonder.
    • It's a factory crew cab that's low enough to accommodate a gooseneck hitch.
    • 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.
    • Certainly the system has not been without its hitches, particularly for fleets.
    • Their hand crafted tow hitches have ‘custom’ written all over them in invisible letters.
    • 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.
    • The wagon was parked directly in front of another car with a towing hitch and a speedboat directly behind it.
    • He has access to a welding machine and can do such things as weld a trailer hitch for himself.
    • 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.
    • These pieces of equipment can be easily attached to a trailer hitch and taken from a job site.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Cadillac's pickup is so fancy that a trailer hitch is optional.
    • How had she gone from discussing the characters in the book she was reading to Archie's description of a mooring hitch?
    • This is a $40,000 truck, with a serious trailer hitch on it.
    • This is required in all 50 states and should never be hooked onto the receiver hitch or wrapped around the bumper.

transitive verb

  • 1

    to hitch sth to sth enganchar algo a algo
    • But is hitching your company to a star really the right move?
    • If you need to hitch a heavy trailer, the suspension can be lowered to a suitable height.
    • He hitches a trailer to his bike to take the children to school or go shopping.
    • So this week I have been mostly hitching my wagon to VitaminQ's star.
    • This they hitched to their truck, and then we drove off to the station.
    • He is hitching the bullock cart to the New Economy.
    • Ross's Maoist back-to-nature fantasies were hitched to theories filched from the 1960s architectural avant-garde.
    • They were now behind the church where people pulled up their buggies and carriages and hitched them to the posts that were set up.
    • The prehensile tail is muscular at the base, and it is hitched around a branch as an anchor, particularly when descending.
    • 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 hitched his wagon to the ideologues who surround him, filtering out those who disagreed, including leaders of his own party and the uniformed military.
  • 2

    he hitched his chair nearer to the fire acercó / arrimó su silla al fuego
    • Lift up the right hip as far as it will go, hitching it up towards the ribcage.
    • ‘Some strange types round these parts, lady,’ as he spat his tobacco, hitched his pajamas and banged the gate behind us.
    • Mac hitched the blanket higher over one shoulder.
    • I hop across the lounge between wheelchair and sofa - he hitches up his right foot and copies me.
    • Gnat walks up to a mirror, hitches her shirt up, sticks out her tongue.
    • Best to hitch up our Fafbelts and get used to him right.
    • The clerk reached for the phone; I hitched my pants and vamoosed.
    • As skirts were hitched up and ties loosened, out came the blue Rimmel eyeliners and the Body Shop blushers.
    • It was hitched up to reveal an underskirt of a different color and with no hoops or panniers.
    • I hitched my pack into a more comfortable position and grimaced.
    • 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.
    • After he had moved on to other news, Ara hitched her rucksack higher on her back, prepared to go to her glade.
    • These tunics were usually worn to below the knee, but during travel they were hitched up by a belt to make walking easier.
  • 3informal

    to hitch a ride or (British also) a lift hacer autostop
    • he hitched a ride on a truck lo recogió / le paró un camión
    • I hitched my way to Paris fui a París a dedo
    • Even hitching to Brighton, where I have supportive friends, would be a nightmare from here.
    • I'd been hitching around Australia and New Zealand not knowing what was happening to my sight, so at least it all made sense.
    • Children are dicing with death hitching rides on the back of moving vehicles.
    • We'd save money by hitching and sleeping in train stations or anywhere we could doss down for a couple of hours.
    • Delighted at the chance to escape the mayhem, I hitched along with him.
    • There was the student hitching on a road outside Maynooth.
    • Julie Felix came to England in 1964 after leaving California and hitching through Europe with a duffel bag and guitar.
    • We hitched in pairs and, as a general rule, we'd all meet up outside the cathedral of whichever city we were heading for.
    • 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.
    • The ride in an Audi 200 is akin to hitching a lift on the back of a horse drawn carriage.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Jo Jo was hitching rides down to her home in Callan, Co Kilkenny, when she disappeared.
    • 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.
    • He said he hardly ever picks anyone up, and I said this is the first time I'd successfully hitched.
    • They are believed to have hitched South and made a new life for themselves near Clones, Co.
    • If you're hitching on an interstate it's best to try to hitch from highway onramps.
    • I hitched out to Joshua Tree to go rock climbing.
    • The two of them trekked and hitched across Iran, relying on the kindness of strangers.
    • Treading the beat and hitching rides around the vast air base, he is constantly on the move checking on his international flock.
    • There's an unspoken rule when hitching that polite listening is compulsory, arguing outlawed.
    • 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.
    • Rural Ireland was recommended as a friendly place for hitching, as was Quebec - ‘if you don't mind being berated for not speaking French’.

intransitive verb