- 1.1 (of speed, activity) she works in spurts trabaja por rachas a final spurt won him the race con un esfuerzo or (e)sprint final, ganó la carrera to put on a spurt acelerar, pisar el acelerador 1.2 (jet) chorro (masculine) spurts of flame llamaradas (feminine plural) (de fuego)More example sentences
- A sudden spurt of blood erupted from my nose, covering my white T-shirt in blood.
- I could see clearly the spurt of blood that gushed out on to his ear and dripped down his cheek.
- She choked, coughing up thin spurts of blood.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 [runner] acelerar 1.2 [liquid/steam] salir* a chorros
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- [liquid] escupir
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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.