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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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to have sth in reserve
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"retén": examples and translations in context
Me arrestaron en Darfur en un retén. I got arrested in Darfur at a checkpoint.
Está a unos 15 kilómetros del aquí, en un retén. It's about 15 Miles from here, at a checkpoint.
Conosco un antiguo retén que ahora es prestamista I know a former retainer who is now a money-lender
No tengo ni idea lo Kourtney hizo con que el retén. I have no idea what kourtney did with that retainer.
Los ladrones armados Taikoktsui son interceptados en un retén policial en un paso elevado. The Taikoktsui armed robbers are intercepted at a police roadblock on an overpass.
Sólo seis de ellos fueron arrestados en un retén militar. Only six of them were arrested at a military roadblock.
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