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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
Inspeccione el retén para asegurarse de que está alineado y asentado correctamente. Inspect the seal to ensure proper alignment and seating.
Reduce el riesgo de daño del retén. Reduces the risk of seal damage.
En Copala dijimos que no íbamos a pasar el retén pero sí queríamos ir. In Copala we said that we would not pass the checkpoint, but we did want to go.
Un día nos tocó dar una caminata de tres horas para evitar un retén. One time we had to hike for three hours to find some way around a checkpoint.
Si el rober alcanza el cuadrado del policía, no hay retén. If the rober reaches the policeman square, there is not catch.
Apuesto a que usted está pensando que debe haber un retén. I bet you're thinking there must be a catch.
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