verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 [casa/mueble/zapatos] to clean; [arroz/lentejas] to wash; [pescado] to clean el camarero limpiaba el mostrador con un trapo the waiter was wiping the counter with a cloth la lluvia limpió el aire the rain cleared the air hay que limpiarlo en or a seco it must be dry-cleaned una infusión que limpia el hígado an infusion which cleanses the liver le tuve que limpiar las narices I had to wipe his nose le limpiaron el estómago he had his stomach pumped 1.2 [nombre] to clear; [honor] to restore
- 2 (dejar libre) limpiar algo
dealgo to clear sth ofsth limpiaron el jardín de hierbajos they cleared the garden of weeds
- 3 3.1 [familiar/colloquial] (en el juego) [persona] to clean … out [familiar/colloquial] 3.2 [familiar/colloquial] [ladrones] [casa] to clean … out [familiar/colloquial] 3.3 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [argot], (matar) to do away with [familiar/colloquial], to get rid of [familiar/colloquial], to ice [argot/slang]
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (limpiarse)
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.