Translation of beleaguer in Spanish:

beleaguer

Pronunciation: /bɪˈliːgər; bɪˈliːgə(r)/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (besiege) asediar, sitiar
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    • Seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them.
    • For every useless mouth in a beleaguered place adds to the difficulties of the defenders and facilitates the task of the besiegers.
    • The fateful day dawned, and still the city was beleaguered on every side, while within its walls the Aztecs were dying of famine and plague.
    1.2
    (beleaguered past participle of/participio pasado de)
    (harassed) [minister/opponent] atribulado Acme Inc, the beleaguered toy company Acme Inc, el fabricante de juguetes que atraviesa momentos tan difíciles
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    • But it isn't just the nuts and bolts of touring in support of a new album that can be so beleaguering: sometimes it's the talking about it on the phone with strangers.
    • Even a nun from a local convent declined the opportunity to voice support for her beleaguered religious superior.
    • Other gifts have been received from far and wide, with heartfelt messages of support for the beleaguered farming community.

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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.