Translation of thrash in Spanish:

thrash

Pronunciation: /θræʃ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (beat) golpear; (as punishment) azotar, darle* una paliza a they were soundly thrashed les dieron una buena paliza
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    • His future father-in-law came round to dinner one evening and attempted to thrash him with a horsewhip.
    • Once home, his father, a freedom fighter, thrashed him mercilessly.
    • She would beat her until her arm was tired and then thrash her on the floor.
    1.2 (defeat) [colloquial/familiar] [opponent] darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar], hacer* polvo [colloquial/familiar]
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    • As their fins thrashed through the water in fast pursuit, I saw the whale shark descend rapidly to the depths.
    • It's nice to think of them picturing Father Christmas and his sleigh whooshing across frosty rooftops, as opposed to me thrashing my way around a soulless out-of-town shopping centre.
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    • After defeating Burnley and thrashing Gillingham 7-1, the young Blues will find it much tougher at Goodison Park.
    • The students of St John's College bounced back from a heavy mid-week defeat to thrash Dunnington 6-0.
    • Yorkshire have so far suffered crushing defeats by Surrey and Somerset while Kent were thrashed by Hampshire in their last match.
    1.3 [leg/arm/tail] sacudir
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    • A few hours later, he began thrashing about in a seizure so violent that he dislocated his shoulder.
    • Convulsions took him over and he was thrashing, shaking, screaming, but he didn't know it.
    • He hissed in my ear as I thrashed about in the tight circle of his arms.
    1.4thresh 1

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • thrash (around o about)

    revolverse*, retorcerse*; (in mud, water) revolcarse*

noun/nombre

(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]

Phrasal verbs

thrash out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (try to resolve) [problem] discutir, tratar de resolver 1.2 (agree on) [policy] llegar* a un acuerdo sobre

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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.