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abort

Pronunciation: /əˈbɔːrt; əˈbɔːt/

Translation of abort in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 2 2.1 (abandon mission) abandonar 2.2 (fail) malograrse
    Example sentences
    • If a small bird makes a dent in a plane in flight, the pilot may abort the flight and bring the aircraft back for inspection.
    • The MyTravel pilot aborted take-off and performed an emergency stop of his Airbus A321 craft.
    • Hundreds of passengers were on board and only the quick reactions of one of the pilots, who aborted his take-off after reaching more than 115 mph, averted disaster.

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