transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [Military/Militar] [troops/airfield] bombardear 1.2 (criticize) hacer* trizas the play was strafed by the critics los críticos hicieron trizas la obraMore example sentences
- Then the village is burned to the ground as those trying to escape are bombed and strafed by aircraft.
- Unopposed for much of the raid, they dive bombed ordinary streets, strafing them with machine gun fire.
- Several enemy aircraft were strafed and destroyed and airfield buildings were attacked.
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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.