n(British English/inglés británico)
- 1.1 (of horses) matarife (masculine) de caballos it's for the knacker's yard está para la basuraMore example sentences1.2 (of ships) desguazador, (masculine, feminine)
- The intention would be to have dead animals collected from farms by the local knacker man and then sent for rendering.
- ‘In the Fall’ tells of an old horse being sold to the knacker by a family who lack the means to feed it through another winter and who need the pittance it will bring.
- He explains that there was a mistake - the vet had just bought the van from the knacker and had not yet painted out the old name.
The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.
vt(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]
- 1.1 (exhaust) dejar hecho polvo [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (ruin) hacer* polvo [colloquial/familiar], cargarse* (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], hacer* bolsa (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar]More example sentences
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- And after last night's shenanigans I'm absolutely knackered.
- Bless him, by this point it was about quarter to two in the morning and he was knackered so I forgive him for being a bit confused.
- I had every intention of arriving early and leaving early as it was a ‘school night’ and I was knackered after quite a few late nights at work.
- My windscreen wipers are knackered and it's snowing buckets.
- The teaching job really knackered my confidence.
- When I work a 12 hour day, without a break, like today, the last thing I want to find at the end of it is that my bloody phone handset is knackered.