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punto muerto
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punto muerto
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (automobile)
a. neutral
¿Tengo que poner el auto en punto muerto cuando estoy detenida en un semáforo en rojo?Should I shift into neutral when I'm stopped at a red light?
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. deadlock
Las negociaciones han llegado a un punto muerto, pues ninguna de las partes está dispuesta a ceder.The negotiations have reached a deadlock, as neither side is willing to compromise.
b. stalemate
Las negociaciones colectivas alcanzaron un punto muerto, y la huelga continuará.Collective bargaining proceedings have come to a stalemate, and the strike will continue.
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