Translation of joint in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dʒɔɪnt/


  • 1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] articulación (feminine) his shoulder was out of joint tenía el hombro dislocado the blow put her elbow out of joint se le dislocó el codo con el golpe nose 1 1
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    • The soft tissue structures around the joint play a vital role in the stability of the shoulder.
    • The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and the most mobile joint in the human body.
    • Her right leg is wasted and her knee joint is swollen, shiny and huge in comparison to the other.
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    • You want to be able to get the distal joint of your trigger finger onto the trigger.
    • Cut at an angle to create shapes the length of the first joint of your index finger.
  • 3 [Cookery/Cocina] a joint of lamb/pork un trozo de cordero/cerdo ([ para asar ]) the Sunday joint el asado del domingo
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    • Jane was in the kitchen cooking a joint of beef ready for when Daddy got home.
    • For me, an ideal meal would be a joint of lamb cooked in the Aga at home, with plenty of fresh vegetables from my garden.
    • It's Christmas, the joint of beef is on trial, and you are about to make the best gravy of your life.
  • 4 (place) [colloquial/familiar] this is a crummy joint esto es un antro or un tugurio de mala muerte [colloquial/familiar] don't wreck the joint! ¡no hagan destrozos!, ¡no me tiren la casa ( or el bar etc) abajo! nice joint you've got here no está mal tu casa ( or apartamento etc)
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    • As the number of entertainment joints in the resort has skyrocketed in the last three years, punters are increasingly choosy.
    • But such attention to detail seemed to clash with a laminated menu, which made me think of tacky burger joints and sad little cafes.
    • Bloggers are blessedly uninfected by the musty Establishmentarian Air that permeates joints like Elaine's.
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    • Such is life in the big house, the joint, or the pokey.
    • Mr. X's drawing of the joint was not so much useless as directed at a different objective.
    • And unlike the joint in Indy where boxing was a no-no, the jail in Cali specializes in fights between hardened criminals.
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    • Many of the anti-dope medical trials have been totally flawed because they focused on people smoking cannabis joints containing tobacco.
    • Here a man was sent to jail for possessing enough cannabis to make 2 joints.
    • I felt the best thing to do would be to learn to roll joints, and buy my own cannabis.
  • 6the joint (prison) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] la cárcel, la chirona (feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], el bote (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar], la cana (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar], la guandoca (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar]


(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 [action/decision/initiative] conjunto they are joint heirs son coherederos joint first prize primer premio compartido it was a joint effort fue un trabajo de equipo or realizado en conjunto they came joint second llegaron juntos en segundo lugar joint author coautor, (masculine, feminine) joint committee comisión (feminine) mixta joint interest coparticipación (feminine) joint owner copropietario, (masculine, feminine) joint partner co-socio, (masculine, feminine) 1.2 (combined) the joint influence of heredity and environment la influencia del medio ambiente conjuntamente con or sumada a la de la herencia our joint resources amount to … en conjunto disponemos de …

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [chicken] cortar en trozos or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) en presas; [lamb] descuartizar*

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