Translation of bottleneck in Spanish:

bottleneck

Pronunciation: /ˈbɑːtlnek; ˈbɒtlnek/

noun/nombre

  • (narrow stretch of road) cuello (masculine) de botella; (hold-up) embotellamiento (masculine)
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    • The mayor said that this section of road was a well-known bottleneck that funneled traffic from four lanes into three lanes.
    • ‘York Corporation today announced a plan to close many of the city's major road bottlenecks to traffic, except for access,’ the report began.
    • The proposed subway is envisaged to clear the traffic bottleneck at this busy junction.
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    • The review should also address the bottlenecks in the planning system that are causing unnecessary delays and costs to the construction sector, the CIF said.
    • In a pull system, the bottleneck governs the rate that patients flow through the whole process.
    • Mr Speaker, the first order of business for this government is to fully investigate this situation and remove the bottlenecks that have robbed the economy of the full benefits of these projects.

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