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hustle / bullicio
 
hustle   [ˈhʌsl]
A. -noun
1. (=activity)   bullicio (m)
·hustle and bustle   ajetreo (m),   vaivénoun (m)
2. (United States)   *
(=trick)   timo (m),   chanchullo (m) / chanchullo masculine (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. (=jostle)   empujar,   codear
(=hurry up)
[+person]   dar prisa a
·they hustled him in/out
·le hicieron entrar/salir a empujones or sin ceremonia
·he was hustled into a car
·lo metieron en un coche a empujones or sin ceremonia
2. (figurative)
·to hustle things along
·llevar las cosas a buen paso
·to hustle somebody into making a decision
·meter prisa a somebody, someone para que tome una decisiónoun
·I won't be hustled into anything
·no voy a dejar que me empujen a nada
3. (United States)   *
·they were paid to hustle drinks out of the customers
·les pagaban para sacarles bebidas a los clientes
·they were hustling him for payment of the debt
·le apretaban las clavijas para que saldara la deuda
C. -intransitive verb
1. *
(=hurry)   darse prisa,   apresurarse,   apurarse Latin America
2. *
(=work hard)   trabajar duro,   currar Spain Spain
3. **
[prostitute]   hacer la calle *
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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