Spanish to English pestillo

Dictionary entry: pestillo
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Currently this entry reads:
Cierra la puerta con pestillo y no abras a nadie.
Put the door on the latch and don't open it for anyone.

In English, we do not "put the door on the latch."

Forcing "latch" to remain as a noun, perhaps an improvement might be:
"Use the latch on the door and don't open it for anyone."
 
  • fenixpollo

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    American English
    The phrase "to put on the latch" is an acceptable construction in British English.

    We apologize for the confusion and we appreciate your report.
     
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