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

Translation of shaft in Spanish:


  • 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 (US) [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

(US) [vulgar]
  • 1 (betray)
    joder [vulgar]
    I knew I'd shafted myself
    me di cuenta de que había metido la pata [colloquial]
    me di cuenta de que la había cagado [vulgar]
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps I feel sorry for him because I know he's mournfully shafting his own fist down there.
    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)
    darle la patada a [slang]
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