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shrift

Pronunciation: /ʃrɪft/

Translation of shrift in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • to give sb/get short shrift they gave him short shrift when he suggested it lo echaron con cajas destempladas cuando lo sugirió she gave the advisers' recommendations short shrift desestimó or desechó de plano las recomendaciones de los asesores the idea got short shrift la idea fue desestimada or desechada de plano he got short shrift when he asked for extra help lo echaron con cajas destempladas cuando pidió ayuda adicional

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