floodgate
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floodgate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
to open the floodgates to somethingabrir las puertas de par en par a algo
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floodgate [ˈflʌdɡeɪt]
noun
compuerta (f); esclusa (f)
to open the floodgates to sth (open the way to) abrirle las puertas a algo
A decision against the cigarette companies could open the floodgates to many more lawsuits ...
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