Significado de “mothball” - en el Diccionario Inglés

mothball en inglés británico

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mothballnoun

uk /ˈmɒθ.bɔːl/ us /ˈmɑːθ.bɑːl/

mothballverb [ T ]

uk /ˈmɒθ.bɔːl/ us /ˈmɑːθ.bɑːl/

to stop work on an idea, plan, or job, but leaving it in such a way that you can start on it again at some point in the future:

Six coal mines were mothballed in the hope that they could be reopened in a time of better economic conditions.

(Definición de mothball del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

mothball en inglés americano

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mothballnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɔθˌbɔl/

(Definición de mothball del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

mothball en inglés de negocios

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mothballverb [ T ]

uk /ˈmɒθbɔːl/ us

to stop using a factory, building, etc., but leave it in a condition that allows you to use it again in the future:

The factory was mothballed two years ago.
mothballing
noun [ U ]

The local community were told about the mothballing of the power plant.

(Definición de mothball del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)