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quicksand
American English: /ˈkwɪkˌsænd/
British English: /ˈkwɪksand/

Translation of quicksand in Spanish:

noun

  • (often plural)
    arenas (feminine plural) movedizas
    Example sentences
    • Victims are sucked down by quicksands and drowned by the tides that can race in faster than a man can run.
    • When an old coach route from Lancaster to Kendal used to take a shortcut across the bay, several coaches were either overtaken by the tide or sucked under in quicksand.
    • Far from holding the intellectual high ground, economics rests on foundations of quicksand.

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