verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [temas/materias] to cover el programa abarca desde la Reconquista hasta el siglo XIX the program takes in o covers o spans the period from the Reconquest to the 19th century sus tierras abarcan desde el río hasta la sierra his land stretches o/or extends from the river up to the mountains abarcaba todo el territorio que ahora se conoce como Uruguay it extended over o embraced o spanned o included all the territory now known as Uruguay 1.2 (dar abasto con) [trabajos/actividades] to cope with se ha echado encima más de lo que puede abarcar he's bitten off more than he can chew, he's taken on more than he can cope with quien mucho abarca poco aprieta don't try to take on too much ( o/or you've/he's taken on too much etc) 1.3 (con los brazos) to embrace, encircle no le abarco la muñeca con la mano I can't get my hand around his wrist 1.4 (con la mirada) to take in
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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.