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cateo

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cateo(
kah
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teh
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oh
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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. (act of searcing)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. search
Se descubrió tres kilos de cocaína en el cateo.Three kilos of cocaine were discovered during the search.
2. (exploration)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. prospecting
Los mineros llegaron al yacimiento para realizar un cateo.The miners arrived on the site to perform the prospecting.
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