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American English: /stɔl/
British English: /stɔːl/

Translation of stall in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (in market)
    Example sentences
    • People think buying copies is a victimless crime, but the idea that they are ‘just’ being sold by a couple of guys at a market stall or car-boot sale is misleading.
    • Roadsides are full of market stalls with fruit, vegetables, meat and other items.
    • It was market day and the stalls stood in rows with local people in colourful ethnic clothes squeezing together in throngs, full of happiness.
  • 3 countable (in stable)
    Example sentences
    • This configuration recalls the form of traditional livestock barns with a center walkway and animal stalls to each side.
    • Farrowing rate for sows in individual stalls was equal to or superior to sows in other systems.
    • The animals were confined to drylot paddocks and fed the assigned concentrate in individual feeding stalls.
  • 4 uncountable and countable (Aviation)
    pérdida (feminine) de sustentación
    the plane went into a stall
    el avión entró en pérdida
    Example sentences
    • But if the stick is moved back when the airplane is very close to the stall the aircraft will not pitch up much, if at all.
    • If approaching a stall at racing altitude there would be no chance of recovery.
    • This was especially important for students who were learning carrier landings which were carried out at slow speed and close to the stall.

intransitive verb

  • 1
    calarse (Spain)
    atascarse (Mexico)
    (plane) (Aviation)
    entrar en pérdida
    Example sentences
    • At first I couldn't think why the car had simply stalled and tried to restart it several times to no avail.
    • ‘It was like I was looking at it in slow motion when all those cars were going by,’ said Lehto, who had to restart the car when the engine stalled on the spin.
    • Although the car never stalled for me, I was able to duplicate the customer's complaint of trouble on steep grades.
    Example sentences
    • The aircraft can stall and fall and there is nothing you can do about it.
    • At no speed the glider stalled and because of the left turn my left wing went down first.
    • Huge flaps, functioning like parachutes, lifted on each wing, and the Concorde's airspeed dropped swiftly as the aircraft stalled.
  • 2 (come to standstill)
    llegar a un punto muerto or a un impasse
    Example sentences
    • But as soon as those mergers were announced, progress on any deal stalled.
    • I won't discuss my other projects in progress that are stalled and waiting.
    • His career stalled, Rodgers unenthusiastically enrolled at Columbia, following his brother's pre-med path.
  • 3 (play for time) [colloquial]when I asked to see him, she stalled
    cuando dije que quería verlo, me entretuvo para ganar tiempo
    quit stalling
    no andes con rodeos or con evasivas
    stalling tactics
    maniobras (feminine plural) dilatorias
    Example sentences
    • A single car meandered down the street, an executive returning home late from work, stalling for time before he entered the house of the angry wife.
    • A contract was drawn up, but Billie-Jean kept stalling on exchange and settlement dates.
    • The government is stalling on this reasonable request.

transitive verb

  • 1
    hacer entrar en pérdida
    Example sentences
    • Green said the men ordered her to climb back into the vehicle but they had stalled the car and were unable to restart it.
    • On October 30, just as the flood waters were creeping up in Ryedale, she drove her Peugeot car through a deep puddle and stalled the engine.
    • In flight, there was less than a ten knot difference between a speed so fast that it would rip the wings off the aircraft and a speed so slow that it would stall the engine.
  • 2 (bring to standstill)
  • 3 (delay) [colloquial] try and stall her
    trata de entretenerla
    Example sentences
    • I was trying to stall him, until my desperate and panicked mind could think of one way out of this.
    • Coyne said he waited until the bell rang so students could change classes without seeing Mayer in the hallway, adding he ‘could understand why Mayer thought he was stalling him.’
    • So when Michel popped the question, she said the first thing that came into her head as a way of stalling him: ‘Only if the King of Tonga marries us.’
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