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Pronunciation: /slɑːt; slɒt/

Translation of slot in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (opening) ranura (feminine) 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) ranura (feminine), muesca (feminine)
    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) puesto (masculine), plaza (feminine) 2.2 [Radio] [Television/Televisión] espacio (masculine) the band has a regular slot in that bar el grupo toca regularmente en ese bar
    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).

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-tt-)

  • 1.1 (insert) to slot sth into sth meter or encajar algo en algo 1.2
    (slotted past participle of/participio pasado de)
    slotted screw tornillo (masculine) de cabeza ranurada slotted spoon espumadera (feminine)

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-tt-)

  • to slot into sth encajar en algo

Phrasal verbs

slot in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [shelf/part] encajar 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [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

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [parts/items] encajar ([ unos con otros ]) 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio [pieces/objects] hacer* encajar

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