Thread: Engavetado
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Old December 02, 2014, 12:38 PM
Manuel Manuel is offline
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In the dictionary of the Real Academia Española "engavetar" indeed refers to what Angelica mentioned above, but also has this meaning:

"Detener o paralizar un asunto o un documento voluntariamente."

So it seems indeed about putting something away, either literally or figuratively speaking.

P.S. According to the dictionary this is a term used in Cuba, El Salvador and Venezuela.
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