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blackball

Pronunciation: /ˈblækbɔːl/

Translation of blackball in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (vote against) votar en contra de
    Example sentences
    • After all, the intellectual loner who sneers at the affairs of lesser men hardly tallies with the man whose membership application for the club was recently blackballed by four members.
    • He was almost blackballed from the Alpine Club and on one occasion even assaulted.
    • In theory at least, any one of its 148 members could blackball an agreement.
    1.2 (ostracize) hacerle* el vacío a

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