Translation of shuck in Spanish:


vaina, n.

Pronunciation /ʃək//ʃʌk/


  • 1

    (pod) vaina feminine
    (husk) cascarilla feminine
    (shell) concha feminine
    • The knife used to cut shucks of corn and associated with Lena Lingard.
    • Regional fuels like steam from the deep Earth or excess corn shucks will enter custom-designed micropower plants for local feeds to the microgrid.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (pea) pelar
    (pea) desenvainar
    (clam) abrir
    (clam) desbullar
    • The Sancimino boys who run it now are big guys with white aprons and thick forearms, from shucking so many oysters.
    • Any excuse to slurp a decent oyster, but Racine's Henry Harris, who has shucked a few in his time, recommends a platter of ‘wild native oysters, from a forgotten oyster bed’.
    • Meanwhile, seafood restaurants such as Shuckers draw in custom by shucking oysters non-stop in the front window.
    • He deftly shucks three oysters for his visitor.
    • She spent her entire life shucking oysters at her mam and dad's Whitstable seafood parlour.
    • The kids prep vegetables for the chowder; another group starts shucking corn.
    • Next shuck the oysters; wrap your left hand in a tea towel] assuming you are right handed] and place an oyster cup side down, hinge towards you in your palm.
    • It is a spicy, soupy stew that can feature a variety of ingredients - chunks of andouille sausage, pieces of chicken or game, crab claws, or shucked oysters.
    • On Maryland's Eastern Shore, day laborers show up to shuck oysters, no questions asked, no documents needed.
    • Shellfish can remind us of treasured times - going clam digging with the family, slurping down oysters on the half shell at a raw bar with friends, or shucking them yourself in the hopes of finding a pearl.
    • It's funny how standing and watching someone shuck raw oysters makes people want to tell their story about the one bad experience they had with the slippery little critters.
    • This dish contains oysters shucked and drained and wrapped in bacon slices and baked for 10 minutes in a hot oven.
    • Have the oysters shucked at the market up to 1 day ahead; set, cup side up, on a rimmed tray; cover and chill.
    • Mussels are sweet and tender, native oysters still begging to be shucked.
    • But we weren't just in town to shuck oysters and draw butter.
    • Anywhere you go in Maryland, you can have a delectable meal of a just-caught fish, or perhaps some freshly shucked oysters, or the state's famous blue crabs, prepared in a multitude of delirious ways.
    • When we shucked fresh oysters (his favourite) off the rocks and dreamt of finding a black pearl that would make us be rich forever.
    • Every single oyster bar one was badly shucked, causing me mouthful upon mouthful of shell.
    • To shuck oysters at home, grasp the curved end of each with a towel and, working over a fine strainer set in a bowl to catch juices, push the tip of an oyster knife firmly between the top and bottom shell at the hinge, then twist.
    • Sitting outside the house shucking oysters is still a common sight in Kinmen, as it has been for the last few centuries.
  • 2US informal

    (boyfriend) plantar informal
    (boyfriend) botar River Plate Latin America informal
    (career) abandonar
    (career) plantar informal
    (career) dejar botado River Plate Latin America informal
    the snake has shucked its skin la serpiente ha mudado / cambiado la piel
    • She had already shucked the remaining bread in the box to make room for the new load.
    • They got rid of their cafeterias, shucked their travel offices, and reduced their human-resources staffs.
    • Freed from Middle America, her focus shifted to New York's literary society, where two women hold a torch for the celebrity novelist who has shucked them off.
    • Nature has blessed the British Columbia coast with abundant seafood, and Canada has long ago shucked off its meat-and-potatoes attitude towards dining out - though there are still plenty of places to get really good steak and chips.
    • Golkar, he said, had shucked off its authoritarian past and now stood for democracy and the rule of the law.
    • The hurried yells of the seaman brought Blaine's head up, and induced his head to lazily drift upwards, towards a large raft that had been shucked out to the bow.
    • Now living on five bucolic acres in Township, Ohio, Eszterhas is a changed man, having shucked the glitz and booze for daily five-mile walks and more time with his four young sons.
    • From the very beginning, as the sun climbed higher in the sky, humankind has looked onwards and upwards, shucked off winter despair and scratched around for something new to do.
    • New kick-return specialist Brian Mitchell is highly motivated, having been shucked by the Eagles in their annual cost-cutting purge.