Translation of rort in Spanish:

rort

Pronunciation: /rɔːrt; rɔːt/

noun/nombre

  • (Australia) [colloquial/familiar] estafa (feminine); timo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • What MPs have done is legislate a tax rort for themselves.
    • Today I've decided to take a look at some of these rip-offs and rorts, and to invite readers to submit their own observations and opinions by way of the forums.
    • They see political entitlements with too many rorts and too much feather-bedding.
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    • They seem to be able to find money to waste on rorts and subsidising big business but yet we still have waiting lists in hospitals.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (Australia) [colloquial/familiar], valerse de artimañas

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [ballot/records] amañar, arreglar, trinquetear (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]; [system] explotar, sacarle* el jugo a they rort the benefit system explotan or le sacan el jugo al sistema de la seguridad social

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