Translation of "spanner" - English-Spanish dictionary

spanner

noun uk /ˈspæn·ər/ UK (US wrench)

a tool with a round end that is used to turn nuts and bolts (= metal objects used to fasten things together)

llave inglesa
put/throw a spanner in the works UK (US put/throw a wrench in the works)

to do something that prevents a plan or activity from succeeding

suponer un obstáculo
The funding for the project was withdrawn, so that really threw a spanner in the works.

(Translation of “spanner” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

spanner

noun /ˈspӕnə/

a type of tool used for tightening or loosening nuts, bolts etc.

llave inglesa
throw a spanner in the works

to frustrate or ruin (a plan, system etc)

meter un palo en la rueda, sabotearlo todo
A bug in the software really threw a spanner in the works.

(Translation of “spanner” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)