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slot
American English: /slɑt/
British English: /slɒt/

Translation of slot in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (opening) to put a coin in the slot
    meter una moneda en la ranura
    Example sentences
    • This user-friendly machine has a tiny slot for inserting the bank-notes and the service provided is free.
    • I inserted a CD into the insert slot on the machine and it pulled the CD inside.
    • Coffee drinkers in luxurious coffee shops may throw a disrespectful or pathetic look on me, one who puts coins in the slot of a coffee machine.
    1.2 (groove)
    Example sentences
    • It's certainly usable, but maybe having slots instead of screw holes for more flexibility when mounting would have been better.
    • When placed into a slot that fits the screw's groove and shape, this allows for rotary motion to be converted into forward or backward motion.
    • It's easy to find a bit that fits the screw slot properly.
  • 2 2.1 (job)
    Example sentences
    • The subject of no fewer than three slots on television news bulletins on Thursday night, it was an unprecedented achievement for an editor demanding his paper gets talked about.
    • The BBC is to place greater emphasis on foreign affairs programming with the announcement of funding for more commissions, to be broadcast in prime-time slots.
    • In another change from the usual pattern, the lectures will be broadcast in a morning slot at 9.00 am (with a repeat in the evening).
    2.2 (Radio, Television) the band has a regular slot in that bar
    el grupo toca regularmente en ese bar

transitive verb present participle slotting past tense, past participle slotted

  • 1 (insert)to slot something into something
    meter or encajar algo en algo
    Example sentences
    • This is what a new £7.4million extension to Bradford Royal Infirmary will look like when the prefabricated sections are slotted together.
    • South Lakeland residents are being urged to slot their coins in the collecting tins of the Royal British Legion to invest in a poppy to wear with pride.
    • The best outcome would be encouragement of a view of education which placed more emphasis on drawing people out (which is what the Latin educare means) and less on slotting them in to jobs.
  • 2
    also: slotted past participle
    slotted screw
    tornillo (masculine) de cabeza ranurada
    slotted spoon

intransitive verb present participle slotting past tense, past participle slotted

  • to slot into something
    encajar en algo

Phrasal verbs

slot in

1verb + adverb
(shelf/part)
encajar
2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(component)
hacer encajar
I can slot you in at 3 o'clock this afternoon
le puedo hacer un hueco esta tarde a las 3

slot together

1verb + adverb
(parts/items)
encajar (unos con otros)
2verb + object + adverb
(pieces/objects)
hacer encajar
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