Translation of detener in English:

detener

vt

detenerse v pron

  • 1.1 (pararse) [vehículo/persona] to stop ven directo a casa, sin detenerte en el camino come straight home without stopping off on the way detenerse a + inf to stop to + inf ¿te has detenido a pensar en las consecuencias? have you stopped to consider the consequences? 1.2 (tomar mucho tiempo) me detuve arreglando el escritorio y perdí el tren I hung around tidying my desk and I missed the traindetenerse en algo hay que ir al grano sin detenerse en lo accesorio we have to get to the point without dwelling on incidentals no te detengas en la introducción don't waste time o spend too much time on the introduction

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