Translation of box in Spanish:

box

Pronunciation: /bɑːks; bɒks/

noun/nombre

  • 5 (television) (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] the box la tele [colloquial/familiar], la caja tonta [colloquial/familiar] what's on the box? ¿qué dan en la tele? [colloquial/familiar]
  • 6 (thump) a box around the ears un sopapo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (put in boxes) poner* en una caja, embalar
  • 2 2.1 (hit) to box sb around the ear(s) darle* un sopapo a algn 2.2 (fight) [Sport/Deporte] boxear or pelear con or contra

Phrasal verbs

box in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (restrict, surround) cerrarle* el paso a the favorite was completely boxed in le habían cerrado el paso al favorito 1.2 (enclose) [pipes] esconder ([ tapando con una tabla etc ])

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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.