Spanish translation: restos (de cualquier tipo de cigarro)
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English to Spanish translations [PRO] Law (general)
English term or phrase:shake
He specialized in strong-arm routines and “shakes”.
In this particular case, shake refers to the small, leafy fragments of cannabis (drug) that gather at the bottom of a bag, which are said to result, putatively, of it having been shaken in handling. By extension, shake has come to refer to many different types of crumbs or other small leafy particles of the plant which gather at any stage of harvest, packaging or transit.
I know what it is but I have no idea how to say it in Spanish. Thanks in advance ;)
Explanation: Con relación a la marijuana "shake" son las boronas o migajas del capullo de la planta.
I just interpreted at a "grow-house" trial for a couple of weeks... this term came up a few times.
I don't think in the sentence you provided that they are referring to marijuana shake... when speaking of someone in charge of "strong-arm routines" if you say they are also in charge of "shakes" they are likely speaking of:
–noun 1. extortion, as by blackmail or threats of violence.
2. a thorough search: a shakedown of prison cells to uncover hidden drugs.
3. a bed, as of straw or blankets, spread on the floor.
4. any makeshift bed.
5. the act or process of shaking down.
so it's a form of extorsion (if we are speaking about a bad guy) or search (if speaking of a law enforcement officer) either of which of course goes well with "strong-arm routines"... whereas saying someone specializes in "strong-arm techniques and marijuana crumbs" doesn't really make as much sense...
Hope this helps!
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