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shaft
Inglés americano: /ʃæft/
Inglés británico: /ʃɑːft/

Traducción de shaft en español:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (of arrow, spear)
    (of hammer, ax)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The shaft of long handled tools should be a light wood, such as ash, and should be unpainted and free of knots.
    • Maintaining a good posture, rotate the upper body to the right so that the shaft of the club is in front of you.
    • Move down the shaft of each section of hair and continue tying knots from the root of your hair to about 2 inches from the ends.
    1.2 [literary] (arrow)
    (spear)
    venablo (masculine) [literary]
    a shaft of wit
    una agudeza
    his shafts of sarcasm
    sus salidas sarcásticas
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Her heart soared with the swift flash of the shaft as it flew from the bow.
    1.3 (of light)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • In an annual commemorative ritual tied to sun and sky, a shaft of light will illuminate the void between the time of the first and second attacks.
    • Illuminated by a shaft of light from the ceiling, the altar glowed with brimming power, standing immaculate in the centre of the hall.
    • She departed the command center and stepped into a shaft of white light in the atrium outside.
  • 2 (Mech)
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The water wheel axle shaft still turned and made a squeaky noise but Don could hear the footsteps of someone on the floor above him.
    • The gearbox gets over both problems by being two half-gearboxes in one case, with two clutches and two transmission shafts, one inside the other.
    • As far as that goes I am willing to believe what I am told: that escalators are big, complicated machines packed into tight shafts and there aren't many hours when you can work on them.
  • 3 (American English) [vulgar]to give somebody the shaft
    joder a alguien [vulgar]
    he got the shaft
    lo jodieron [vulgar]
    (he was fired)
    lo echaron
    le dieron la patada [colloquial]

transitive verb

(American English) [vulgar]
  • 1.1 (betray) I knew I'd shafted myself
    me di cuenta de que había metido la pata [colloquial] or [vulgar] de que la había cagado
    1.2 (fire)
    darle la patada a [slang]
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The perception that she was shafted is ludicrous.
    • Cassie narrowed her eyes knowing full well she was shafted by the owner.
    • And both men and women [musicians] are being shafted as a result.

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