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rort

Pronunciation: /rɔːrt; rɔːt/

Translation of rort in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (Australia) [colloquial/familiar] estafa (feminine); timo (masculine) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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Cultural fact of the day

The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales