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retén

  
      sm  
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
Computadora, muestre información de la red energética... ...en el retén de seguridad 4 en la promenade. Computer, access the power grid to security checkpoint four in the Promenade.
Se denunció el impedimento por parte de miembros del Ejército a la acción de la misión médica, en Pance al ser retenida en un retén militar, en mayo. Reports were made of obstruction on the part of members of the army, of the medical unit at Pance when they were detained at a military checkpoint in May.
Cuatro de nosotros nos preparó un retén en la carretera principal. Four of us prepared a roadblock on the main road.
No puedes poner un retén sin llamar la atención... You can't do a roadblock without drawing some attention.
El general Adelmo Fajardo, comandante de la décima brigada, dijo a periodistas que guerrilleros del frente 41 de las FARC establecieron un retén en la carretera donde ocurrió el hecho la noche del 22 de marzo. General Adelmo Fajardo, 10th Brigade Commander, told the press that guerrillas from FARC's Front 41 set up a check point, where the incident took place on the night of March 22.
"Los bandidos (...), salieron sobre la vía disparando en forma indiscriminada contra la población civil, impactando un taxi en el cual iban civiles", al parecer porque no se detuvieron en el retén ilegal, dijo a la prensa. "The criminals (...) appeared on the road, shooting randomly against civilians, and hitting a taxi with civilians inside," apparently because they did not stop at the illegal check point, he told the press.
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