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a       n  
1    (=robbery)   atraco    m   (a mano armada), asalto    m   (a mano armada)  
a bank clerk was injured in the holdup      un empleado del banco resultó herido en el atraco or asalto  
2    (=stoppage, delay)   demora    f  , retraso    m     
no-one explained the reason for the holdup      nadie explicó el motivo de la demora or del retraso  
3    (=traffic jam)   embotellamiento    m  , atasco    m     
a holdup on the motorway      un embotellamiento or atasco en la autopista  
b       cpd  
  holdup man      n   atracador    m  
Translation English - Spanish Collins Dictionary  
a holdup on the motorway exp.
un embotellamiento {or} atasco en la autopista

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nadie explicó el motivo de la demora {or} del retraso
un empleado del banco resultó herido en el atraco {or} asalto
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"holdup": examples and translations in context
During a holdup in a grocery store. Durante un atraco en una tienda de abarrotes.
I want to report a holdup and the shooting of an officer. Quiero informar de un atraco y un disparo a un oficial.
In France, during a holdup. En Francia, durante un asalto.
This is a holdup, not a botany lesson. Esto es un asalto, no una clase de botánica.
Walter, what's the holdup? Walter, ¿cuál es la demora?
What's the holdup, counselor? ¿Cuál es la demora, abogado?
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