Translation of limbo in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈlɪmbəʊ/


  • 1
    [Relig] limbo (m) to be in limbo estar* a la expectativa or a la espera
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    • So there they stayed, in limbo, until after resolution 1441 when last November they were allowed to return.
    • But the decision still left them in limbo until a final decision could be made on the park's future.
    • The players and the many supporters who turn out each week to get behind their club, deserve much better than being left in limbo for an indefinite period.
  • 2 (dance) limbo (m)
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    • Play limbo, dance barefoot and swim like a tropical fish.
    • The Trinidadians must take credit/responsibility for the limbo, that impressive athletic feat which is now the scourge of every tropical party.

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