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stall
[stɔːl]
noun
1. casilla (f) (in stable)
2. puesto (m) (in market)
3. (cine & Theat)
  • the stalls el patio de butacas (británico)
transitive verb
4. retener (hold off)
intransitive verb
5. pararse (car), calarse (español de España); estancarse, quedarse estancado(a) (sentido figurado) (campaign)
6. demorarse (delay)
  • to stall (for time) (sentido figurado) (campaign) (intentar) ganar tiempo
stall [stɔːl]
noun
1 (Agr) (stable) establo (m); (manger) pesebre (m); (for single horse etc) casilla (f);
2 (in market etc) puesto (m); (in fair) caseta (f); casilla (f); (newspaper stall) quiosco (m); puesto (m); especially (LAm)
to set out one's stall exponer lo que se ofrece (a la venta)
3 (Britain) (Teat)
the stalls el patio de butacas
4 (in church) silla (f) de coro
5 (US) (in car park) emplazamiento (m)
transitive verb
1 [+car, plane] parar; calar
the talks are stalled las negociaciones están en un callejón sin salida
2 [+person] entretener
The shop manager stalled the man until the police arrived
intransitive verb
1 [+car] pararse; [+plane] perder velocidad
we stalled on a steep hill quedamos parados en una cuesta abrupta; se nos atascó el motor en una cuesta abrupta; the talks have stalled las negociaciones están en un callejón sin salida
2 (delay) andar con rodeos; esquivar
they have accused the government of stalling
stop stalling! ¡déjate de evasivas!; the minister stalled for 20 minutes durante 20 minutos el ministro evitó contestar directamente
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