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doorstop

Pronunciation: /ˈdɔːrstɑːp; ˈdɔːstɒp/

Translation of doorstop in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (wedge) cuña (feminine) ([ para mantener la puerta abierta ]) 1.2 (on floor, wall) tope (masculine) ([ de la puerta ])
    Example sentences
    • The space was breathtaking, but the echo of the door slamming into the doorstop was deafening in the silence.
    • I'm tired of using a doorstop to keep it propped open.
    • Often people like to keep souvenirs such as this and it is not uncommon for them to be used as doorstops or points of interest in the home.

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