Gaff in spanish


pronunciation: gɑɹ̩fioʊ part of speech: noun
In gestures

gaff1 = arpón, garfio. 

Example: The use of a gaff is prohibited at all times when fishing for salmon, trout, freshwater fish or freshwater eels in England and Wales.


» stand + the gaff = aguantar, resistir, aguantar mecha, apechugar.

Example: Thus far the oil companies have stood the gaff well, considering the burden thrown on them by declining prices and mounting stocks.

gaff2 = truco, trampa, peripecia, artilugio, ardid, estratagema, treta, artimaña, argucia. 

Example: There are magicians that choose not to work with gaffs of any type because they want to take magic in new directions.


» blow + the gaff = levantar la liebre, descubrir el pastel, levantar la perdiz, irse de la lengua, írsele la lengua, tirar de la manta, revelar un secreto, descubrir un secreto, escapársele la lengua.

Example: It was not idealism but plain fear, plus a peasant's nose for security, which led to Vladimir's decision to blow the gaff.

gaff3 = faja, fajín. 

Example: As gaffs are an undergarment, they cannot be returned for hygienic reasons.
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