dique

dique(
dee
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keh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (embankment)
a. dike
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El dique protegió a la ciudad de inundarse tras la crecida del río.The dike prevented the city from being flooded when the level of the river rose.
b. dyke (United Kingdom)
Construyeron un dique de concreto para evitar inundaciones.A concrete dyke was built to avoid flooding.
2. (nautical)
a. dock
Cuando el buque de guerra entró al dique, los marineros soltaron un grito de felicidad.When the warship entered the dock, the sailors let out a cry of joy.
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dique
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (en río)
a. dike
dique de contencióndam
2. (en puerto)
a. dock
dique secodry dock
dique
1 (muro de contención) (en río) dyke; dike; especialmente (EEUU) (en puerto) dock
entrar en dique hacer dique to dock
dique de contención dam
dique flotante floating dock
dique seco dry dock
2 (rompeolas) breakwater
3 (impedimento)
poner un dique a algo to check sth; restrain sth; es un dique contra la expansión it is a barrier to expansion
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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