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blackleg
American English: /ˈblækˌlɛɡ/
British English: /ˈblaklɛɡ/

Translation of blackleg in Spanish:

noun

intransitive verb present participle blacklegging past tense, past participle blacklegged

  • (British) [derogatory] (break a strike)
    romper una huelga
    esquirolear [derogatory]
    carnerear (Río de la Plata) [colloquial] [derogatory]
    Example sentences
    • The party's organic hostility to the working class soon proved of value to the bourgeoisie when it blacklegged on the 1980 general strike, which was broken by the government.
    • Second, the left decided to scab and blackleg on the ethnic group, whose struggle is the oldest cause of the left in the region.
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