Translation of unload in Spanish:

unload

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈləʊd/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [ship/cargo] descargar*
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    • When workers began industrial action and refused to unload a plane, two union delegates were sacked.
    • As for moving day, we started loading the first car at about 9.00 on Saturday morning and finished unloading the van and three cars by 3.00 that afternoon.
    • Quin watched the men finish unloading the truck, and head inside.
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    • Lorries and vans blocked two of Bolton busiest main roads, and tempers boiled over as Ashburner Street stallholders arrived to find they could not unload their goods.
    • You're on the highway for up to 11 hours at a stretch, not to mention putting in another three hours a day loading or unloading goods.
    • I now see people walking their dogs, delivery men unloading their goods, students heading to class.
    1.2 (get rid of) [colloquial/familiar] [shares/goods/stolen goods] deshacerse* de to unload sth on sb endosarle or encajarle algo a algn [colloquial/familiar]
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    • I said nothing, so as not to spoil the evening, but I do not appreciate other people unloading their junk disguised as gifts on us.
    • But if you never really liked them all that well to begin with, this might be a good time to unload them.
    • We unloaded our spare supplies on them and wished them good luck.
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    • It's like I couldn't unload my feelings somehow.
    • Each family member does have moments where they unload their thoughts.
    • This letter doesn't have a huge conclusion; I realize that unloading my fears is probably never going to change the world.
    1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) descargar*

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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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.