- 1 (derribar) [pájaro/avión] to shoot down, bring down; [muro/edificio] to knock down, pull down, demolish; [árbol] to fell, cut down nuestro objetivo es abatir la violencia our objective is to stamp out o eradicate violence fue abatido a tiros por la policía he was gunned down by the police
- 2 (deprimir, entristecer) la enfermedad lo abatió mucho his illness made him feel very low o really laid him low la angustia que abate a los supervivientes de las grandes catástrofes the distress suffered by survivors of disasters no te dejes abatir por las preocupaciones don't let your worries get you down
abatirse v pron
- 2 [formal]abatirse
sobrealgo/algn [pájaro/avión] to swoop down onsth/sb [desgracia] to befall sth/sb [formal] el águila se abatió sobre su presa the eagle swooped down on its prey el hambre se abate sobre los habitantes the inhabitants are falling victim to starvation el caos se abatió sobre el país the country was plunged into chaos un temporal de gran intensidad se abatió sobre la costa a violent storm struck o hit the coast
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peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.