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slave
American English: /sleɪv/
British English: /sleɪv/

Translation of slave in Spanish:

noun

  • esclavo, (-va) (masculine, feminine)
    he was sold as a slave
    lo vendieron como esclavo
    I'm not your slave!
    ¡yo no soy tu criado or sirviente!
    to be a slave to something
    ser esclavo de algo
    she's a slave to alcohol
    es esclava del alcohol
    Example sentences
    • At any time, a master could confiscate any money that a slave had saved up, and the slave had no legal recourse.
    • A University of Pennsylvania report estimates 750,000 women were trafficked into the U.S. as sex slaves in the past decade.
    • While a slave could be raffled off or wagered at the master's whim, freeing a slave was fraught with legal obstacles.

intransitive verb

  • [colloquial]he's been slaving away all day
    ha estado trabajando como un negro or como un burro todo el día [colloquial]
    to slave at oover somethinghe's been slaving (away) at o over the report for days
    lleva días trabajando como un negro or como un burro con el informe [colloquial]
    I've been slaving over a hot stove all afternoon and you say you're not hungry!
    ¡me he estado matando en la cocina toda la tarde y me dices que no tienes hambre!
    Example sentences
    • We are having sound and plasma screens in all the rooms, and we won't have to spend weekends slaving over DIY.
    • You've been slaving over dinosaur details for days on end.
    • But when I got home, Justin had obviously spent all day slaving away, making a 3 course dinner.

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