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spot check

Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːttʃek; ˈspɒttʃek/

Translation of spot check in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [ control o inspección realizada al azar ] spot checks on cars revealed that … inspecciones realizadas al azar en varios vehículos revelaron que …

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (spot-check)

  • police were spot-checking drivers at the frontier en la frontera la policía estaba realizando controles al azar entre los automovilistas

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