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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (thing that obstructs)
a. blockage
Parece que hay un atasco en el desagüe de la cocina.There seems to be a blockage in the kitchen's garbage disposal.
b. obstruction
El mecánico tuvo que sacar el filtro de aire para quitar el atasco.The mechanic had to remove the air filter to clear the obstruction.
2. (traffic congestion)
a. traffic jam
Disculpen que llegue tarde. Hubo un atasco en la autopista.Sorry I'm late. There was a traffic jam on the highway.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (obstrucción)
a. blockage
2. (de vehículos)
a. traffic jam
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(obstrucción) obstruction; blockage; (Automóviles) traffic jam;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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