- 2 [viento/mar] to lash un fuerte temporal azota la ciudad a violent storm is battering the town el hambre/un intenso frío azotaba la zona the region was in the grips of famine/a severe cold spell las olas azotaban las rocas the waves lashed (against) the rocks
- 3 (México/Mexico) [puerta] to slam favor de no azotar la puerta please do not slam the door
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.