- 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
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.