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putty

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌti/

Translation of putty in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • masilla (feminine) to be (like) putty in sb's hands he's like putty in her hands hace con él lo que quiere (before noun/delante del nombre) putty knife espátula (feminine) ([ para masilla ])
    Example sentences
    • You can fill in nail holes with wood putty before sanding if you are not planning to stain the wood.
    • When dry, fill the nail holes with a non-oily wood filler for natural finishes, or putty if the wood is to be painted.
    • Spackle is a soft, white, premixed material that's about the consistency of soft putty.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-ties, -tying, -tied)

  • poner* masilla en

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