Translation of hustle in Spanish:

hustle

Pronunciation /ˈhəsəl//ˈhʌs(ə)l/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(move hurriedly)

      she was hustled into the car la metieron en el coche a empujones
      • he was hustled away by his bodyguards sus guardaespaldas se lo llevaron precipitadamente
      • we're trying to hustle the work along estamos intentando sacar adelante el trabajo lo más rápido posible
      • the deal/new bill was hustled through la operación se cerró/el nuevo proyecto de ley se aprobó apresuradamente
      • A short, white-haired little woman soon appeared at the door, hustling and bustling about.
      • We hustled to pack up our tables and bags and, holding our tents aloft, started marching.
      • They made a quick call to the police and hustled out of the apartment.
      • The streets were filled with people, hustling and bustling about.
      • Every crew was hustling and bustling to get their cars prepped and ready for the long day.
      • But with interest rates low and rents on the rise, it seems nearly everyone in town is hustling to buy a home.
      • Coming back, retracing the path, it turned colder and we were really hustling to keep warm and get home.
      • A short, thin-faced young man with a sparse mustache hustled around from the back of the van.
      • He stood outside as a few cooks hustled and bustled around to finish the orders.
      • The guy is hustling every second of every round which means his opponents will not have any time to rest.
      • I pick my moment and bolt from the brush, hustling across in a comically suspicious trot.
      • I was hustling past the nurse's station on my way out when I recognized an extremely short female patient there as my old pal.
      • They hustled past me, and, led by my father and the doctor, went straight upstairs.
      • I hustled and bustled about the entire day, working on fast forward mode.
      • Boston players shook hands and exchanged hugs and high-fives after the final out, then hustled into the clubhouse where the celebration really got wild.
      • I wasn't heckled, I wasn't jeered, but my wife and I did have to hustle out of there quickly so we could stop the babysitter's clock from bankrupting us.
      • And we hustle all the way back up stairs and go to bed.
      • Whispers were abounded and people were moving, bustling, hustling, everywhere.
      • The students are hustling and bustling about, Ms. Hunter frantically handing back the test papers.
      • Two men in business suits came hustling along carrying stacks of blue papers, handing one to each couple.

    • 1.2(pressure)

      apremiar
      meterle prisa a
      apurar Latin America
      to hustle sb into sth/-ing empujar a algn a algo/+ inf
      • they tried to hustle me into (making) a decision trataron de empujarme a tomar una decisión
      • Then hustle them into saying something that will make the next morning's headlines.

  • 2

    • 2.1US informal (obtain aggressively)

      hacerse con
      to hustle sth out of sb sacarle algo a algn
      • to hustle sb for sth
      • he hustled them for cigarettes les dio la lata para que le dieran cigarrillos
      • He doesn't know that the bar owner has paid off the cops, and the bartender is a henchman who hustled votes for the judge.
      • We hustled some grants out of a Methodist church.
      • The city's residents hustle odd jobs and steal electricity through spliced-on cables that siphon off the juice for free.
      • There may be a mother wondering where her child is while this fellow pushes him around the streets and subways hustling drug money.
      • During my 40 years of pool playing, I have never been hustled out of a significant amount of money.
      • But hustling dollars is now a challenge faced by all museums, and patrons have always demanded a return on their investments.
      • The widespread poverty of the area made blacks all the more susceptible to the ploys of those trying to hustle them out of their money for supposed burials.
      • His days are spent hustling jobs from farmers who exploit the indigent, any-manner-of-employment seeking migrant workers.

    • 2.2US informal (hawk, sell)

      vender
      • Charlie is known for hustling hot dogs in operatic style at baseball games.
      • He had written a great novel which I encouraged him to keep hustling.
      • You will need to really hustle, network, and make all the contacts you can.
      • He ‘pounded the streets, hustling to stores and galleries’ in an attempt to sell his art.


intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(move quickly)

      darse prisa
      apurarse Latin America

    • 1.2(jostle)

      empujar
      • The mayhem will then being in earnest as the gang intimidate the natives and wander through the bar hustling the bar tenders and drinking pre prepared shots - neat of course!

  • 2

    • 2.1US informal (work energetically)

      trabajar (muy) duro
      reventarse informal
      darle al callo Spain informal
      sobarse el lomo Mexico informal

    • 2.2US slang (swindle)

      hacer chanchullos informal
      chanchullear informal

    • 2.3US slang (solicit)

      (prostitute) hacer la calle informal
      (prostitute) hacer la carrera Spain informal
      (prostitute) talonear Mexico informal
      (prostitute) patinar Chile informal
      (prostitute) yirar River Plate slang
      • We all worried about him and hoped he'd someday be able to tell us what exactly it was, and we all had our theories - that he was living on the street, that he was hustling, etc.
      • Then he says he hustles on the street only for enough money to buy food before going home to late at night.
      • Joey is hustling on Melrose with the transvestites and rent-boys when a limo pulls to the curb.
      • In 1998, he tried to be more careful about protecting himself, but he spent the summer hustling for money to pay for his apartment and for school.
      • It's clear that if they're not placed into boarding schools pronto, the girls will be whoring and the boys will be hustling within the next couple of years.


noun

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    • 1.1(hurry)

      ajetreo masculine
      the hustle and bustle of the big city el ajetreo y bullicio de la gran ciudad
      • At the same time, another city halfway around the world well known for its hustle and bustle will soon change its noise pollution laws drastically.
      • But soon after they get a taste of the real hustle and bustle of the capital, a lot of them realize that the city is not everything they expected it to be.
      • It's a 12-hour flight there from the UK and you may be a little overwhelmed by the noisy, colourful hustle and bustle that you'll encounter on the way from the airport to your hotel.
      • Well, the food buffs can't miss the city's hustle and bustle.
      • The journey resumes amid much hustle and bustle.
      • Despite the noticeable hustle and bustle, little trade is being done.
      • The usual hustle and bustle had been replaced by an eerie hush.
      • It was a fairly nice place, I didn't see anything wrong with it, apart from the quietness, I'm too used to all my city hustle and bustle I guess!
      • The hustle and bustle of the urban streetscape intentionally contrasts with the serenity of a residents' garden courtyard designed to engender social interaction.
      • For a start, even amid the incredible hustle and bustle the waiting staff are extremely friendly, and the food is far more than passable; at times it's verging on being excellent.
      • It's kind of refreshing as I can get away from Jakarta's hustle and bustle.
      • A picture of hustle and bustle and untold exertion.
      • Despite the crowded streets and lively nights, Hong Kong is not all hustle and bustle.
      • The name of the restaurant refers to the fifteen employees who attempt to cope with the constant hustle and bustle.
      • For one reason or another, a racegoer's favourite equine performer can end up living a life far removed from the familiar hustle and bustle of the racecourse.
      • From 10.30 am on Saturday, the usual hustle and bustle of weekend shoppers ground to a halt as people stopped to watch the procession.
      • But there's a definite feeling of hustle and bustle.
      • Both city centre streets and out-of-town shopping centres were full of shoppers over the weekend, but without the manic hustle and bustle often experienced so close to Christmas.
      • The hustle and bustle that one witnessed every working day was not there, for it was a holiday for most.
      • The town has just been depressed, whereas it would normally be full of hustle and bustle on a Friday.

    • 1.2US (energy, initiative)

      empuje masculine
      garra feminine informal
      • Most of the hustles are meant, naturally, to appear not to be hustles at all, but genuine appeals for emergency financial assistance.
      • Many of the hustles and scams in the film are taken directly from his own poolhall adventures.
      • I had to work my way up from scams to hustles to grifts to short-cons to swindles to long-cons to heists to inside jobs to stings to capers to scores.
      • In prison, while dealing with corrupt guards and prison riots, attending church services, visiting the library and working his prison job, Hart cultivated new partners and hustles.
      • Better yet, I could skip all the hustles and put on a real money-making outfit.
      • And they were going to do the hustle, whatever that was.
      • These hustles were for big money, five grand and up.
      • What's worse, these scams give more ammunition to reparations opponents who brand reparations as nothing but a get-rich-quick hustle.
      • As a consequence, reparations come off as a hustle and scam that would flush their hard earned tax dollars down a black hole with nothing in return for them.
      • With legitimate job prospects hampered by a felony record, many ex-convicts return to old hustles to survive.
      • Everyone can see that companies using various dodges and hustles are dominating the airwaves attempting to scare up business for compensation claims.

  • 2US informal

    (trick, swindle)
    chanchullo masculine informal