Russian slang

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Translation / meaning:

built for, adapted, used to


Comes from the verb заточить (to sharpen).


  • Организм человека заточен на выживание любой ценой.
    The human body is built for survival at any cost.
  • Механизм вины заточен на сбрасывание ответственности, а не на её принятие.
    The mechanism of guilt is geared towards denying responsibility, not accepting it.
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