holdup

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (delay)
a. la demora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There was a holdup at the gate because a passenger couldn't find their boarding pass.Hubo una demora en la puerta de embarque porque un pasajero no encontraba su pasaporte.
b. el retraso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We had a bit of a holdup with the release of our latest software version.Tuvimos un poco de retraso con el lanzamiento de nuestra última versión del software.
c. el atasco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(in traffic)
The president's visit to a downtown building caused holdups on roads for several hours.La visita del presidente a un edificio del centro causó atascos en las calles durante varias horas.
d. el embotellamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(in traffic)
A truck had difficulty making a turn and caused a holdup for about 20 minutes.Un camión tuvo dificultad en dar la vuelta y provocó un embotellamiento de unos 20 minutos.
2. (robbery)
a. el asalto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A man was shot downtown for resisting a holdup.Un hombre recibió un disparo en el centro de la ciudad por resistirse a un asalto.
b. el atraco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The police arrested the suspect of a holdup in the park.La policía arrestó al sospechoso de un atraco en el parque.
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holdup [ˈhəʊldʌp]
noun
1 (robbery) atraco (m) (a mano armada); asalto (m) (a mano armada)
a bank clerk was injured in the holdup un empleado del banco resultó herido en el atraco or asalto
2 (stoppage, delay) demora (f); retraso (m)
no-one explained the reason for the holdup nadie explicó el motivo de la demora or del retraso
3 (traffic jam) embotellamiento (m); atasco (m)
a holdup on the motorway un embotellamiento or atasco en la autopista
modifier
holdup man (n) atracador (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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