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plank

Pronunciation: /plæŋk/

Translation of plank in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 2 (of policy) puntal (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The SEP's policy to end the war is grounded on the fundamental planks of socialist internationalism.
    • He has been crucial to cementing a close alliance with Washington, which has become the central plank of the political and economic strategy of the most powerful sections of the corporate elite.
    • In the immediate postwar years he, then Labour foreign minister, was a key figure in the creation of Nato, the central plank of US military strategy during the Cold War.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

plank down

verb + adverb + object, verb + object + adverb/verbo + adverbio + complemento, verbo + complemento + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
plantar [colloquial/familiar], plantificar* [colloquial/familiar]

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