Translation of knacker in Spanish:

knacker

matarife de caballos, n.

Pronunciation /ˈnakə//ˈnækər/

noun

British

  • 1

    (of horses)
    matarife de caballos masculine
    it's for the knacker's yard está para la basura
    • He explains that there was a mistake - the vet had just bought the van from the knacker and had not yet painted out the old name.
    • ‘In the Fall’ tells of an old horse being sold to the knacker by a family who lack the means to feed it through another winter and who need the pittance it will bring.
    • If under the new Scheme renderers are able to collect as well as dispose, we could well see a further demise of the knacker industry.
    • The intention would be to have dead animals collected from farms by the local knacker man and then sent for rendering.
    • The authorities want us to upgrade our facilities to those of knacker men but we can't afford that kind of investment."
    • Currently the UK authorities are proposing to contract hunt kennels and licensed knacker operators to collect fallen stock from farms from whence they would be taken onwards to rendering plants.
  • 2

    (of ships)
    desguazador masculine
    desguazadora feminine

transitive verb

British
informal

  • 1

    (exhaust)
    dejar hecho polvo informal
    • We have been told so often that Scottish football is knackered that we have come to believe it.
    • If his knee injury hasn't knackered him completely there is no need to suppose he won't be as prolific as before.
    • Mather's quarrel with his body began in March when he knackered his shoulder against France, putting him out of the rest of the regular season.
    • Well, for all who climb up and down Scafell there should be a severe health warning: ‘You will knacker your knees and hips if you do not take a stick with you’.
    • The teaching job really knackered my confidence.
    • It doesn't help that I'm completely knackered after staying up till about 2 in the morning drinking whiskey.
    • No wonder his knee is knackered when you look at the number of overs he has bowled.
    • Either way, it's annoying, but at least it doesn't mean my headphones are knackered, as I originally feared.
    • The water pump was knackered by a poorly replaced timing chain (I think).
    • I had every intention of arriving early and leaving early as it was a ‘school night’ and I was knackered after quite a few late nights at work.
    • As this person says, if you learnt to type using an old-fashioned typewriter, you hit the keyboard hard, and it knackers normal keyboards in a matter of months.
    • A year and a half of job-hunting has rather knackered my confidence, but I reckon I can fake it till I make it.
    • Woke up already feeling knackered this morning, which is never a good start to the day.
    • My windscreen wipers are knackered and it's snowing buckets.
    • I had to have a little snooze this afternoon as I was completely knackered.
    • And after last night's shenanigans I'm absolutely knackered.
    • I am knackered today, and think I need an early night tonight!
    • I have a new digital camera on my Xmas list as my current one is knackered.
    • I am supposed to be going dancing but I am knackered, so I will probably stay in and feel sorry for myself instead.
    • After 48 hours on the road, I'm knackered.
    • Certainly for today at least, the Labour campaign is knackered.
    • The drink and the drugs have basically knackered my life.
    • My shoulders ache, I'm knackered already and I don't feel like doing any work.
    • I was knackered last night so I went to bed relatively early for me.
    • Everything is fine. I've just been out a lot this week and now I'm knackered with a monster hangover.
    • Near midnight, a couple of friends of hers came over and wanted us all to go out, but since I was knackered, I declined.
    • It's safe to say this weekend has really knackered me out.
    • But my battery was knackered, and in the weak, red glow of the rear lights I couldn't really see anything properly.
    • I could really do with catching up on some sleep too because, to be honest, I'm totally knackered.
    • Anyway, before you start to panic, I was only there to visit a friend, who had a bit of a fall over the weekend and knackered his knee.
    • I'm too knackered to type more, as I haven't had any decent sleep for 72 hours.
    • When I work a 12 hour day, without a break, like today, the last thing I want to find at the end of it is that my bloody phone handset is knackered.
    • Bless him, by this point it was about quarter to two in the morning and he was knackered so I forgive him for being a bit confused.
    • Basically, anything above a brisk, short stroll and I'm knackered.
    • Last night I ran an iPod software update and it knackered my iPod up.
    • I'm knackered already because of a poor night's sleep and there will be little opportunity to catch up during the week.
    • This was a really great day's walking, I'm knackered now, I've done about 19 miles.
    • Suddenly it's Thursday, which is the end of my working week, and I'm knackered.
  • 2

    (ruin)
    hacer polvo informal
    cargarse Spain informal
    hacer bolsa River Plate informal