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retén

  
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1      (Téc)   stop, catch,   (Aut)   oil seal
2    (=reserva)   reserve, store  
tener algo de retén      to have sth in reserve  
3      (Mil)   reserves    pl  , reinforcements    pl     
hombre de retén      reserve  
estar de retén      to be on call  
4      (LAm)   [+de policía]   roadblock, police roadblock
5      (Caribe)   (=correccional)   remand home
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
estar de retén exp.
to be on call

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exp.
reserve
exp.
to have sth in reserve
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"retén": examples and translations in context
No tengo ni idea lo Kourtney hizo con que el retén. I have no idea what kourtney did with that retainer.
Nunca he oído hablar de tal generosidad... del señor de un retén. I have never heard of such generosity from lord to retainer.
Está a unos 15 kilómetros del aquí, en un retén. It's about 15 Miles from here, at a checkpoint.
Me arrestaron en Darfur en un retén. I got arrested in Darfur at a checkpoint.
En el retén fue ejecutada una persona. One person was killed at the roadblock.
Según testigos, los campesinos acababan de pasar por un retén militar. According to witnesses, the peasants had just gone through a military roadblock.
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