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stall

Pronunciation: /stɔːl/

Translation of stall in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable (in market) puesto (masculine), tenderete (masculine)
    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/numerable (in stable) compartimiento (masculine)
    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 u and c [Aviation/Aviación] 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/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 [engine/car] pararse, ahogarse, calarse (Spain/España) , atascarse* (Mexico/México) ; [plane] [Aviation/Aviación] entrar en pérdida
  • 2 (come to standstill) [talks] estancarse*, llegar* a un punto muerto or a un impasse
  • 3 (play for time) [colloquial/familiar] 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

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 (bring to standstill) [negotiations/growth] paralizar*
  • 3 (delay) [colloquial/familiar] entretener* try and stall her trata de entretenerla

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