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shaft
American English: /ʃæft/
British English: /ʃɑːft/

Translation of shaft in Spanish:

noun

  • 2 (Mechanics)
    Example sentences
    • The water wheel axle shaft still turned and made a squeaky noise but Don could hear the footsteps of someone on the floor above him.
    • The gearbox gets over both problems by being two half-gearboxes in one case, with two clutches and two transmission shafts, one inside the other.
    • As far as that goes I am willing to believe what I am told: that escalators are big, complicated machines packed into tight shafts and there aren't many hours when you can work on them.
  • 3 (American English) [vulgar]to give somebody the shaft
    joder a alguien [vulgar]
    he got the shaft
    lo jodieron [vulgar]
    (he was fired) lo echaron
    le dieron la patada [colloquial]

transitive verb

(American English) [vulgar]
  • 1 (betray)
    (person)
    joder [vulgar]
    I knew I'd shafted myself
    me di cuenta de que había metido la pata [colloquial] or [vulgar] de que la había cagado
    Example sentences
    • The perception that she was shafted is ludicrous.
    • Cassie narrowed her eyes knowing full well she was shafted by the owner.
    • And both men and women [musicians] are being shafted as a result.
  • 2 (fire)
    echar
    darle la patada a [slang]

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