- 1 [suelo/patio/cocina] to sweep el viento que barría las llanuras the wind that was sweeping across the plains
- 2 2.1 (arrastrar) el viento barrió las nubes the wind swept away the clouds un golpe de mar lo barrió de la cubierta a large wave swept him off the deck 2.2 [rival] to thrash, trounce, wipe the floor with [familiar/colloquial]
- 1 (con una escoba) to sweep barrer para dentro [familiar/colloquial] to put oneself first, look after number one [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 2.1 (arrasar) to sweep the board barrieron en las últimas elecciones they swept the board in the last elections ayer barrió al póquer he cleaned up at poker yesterday [familiar/colloquial] barrió en la primera etapa he swept to victory on the first stagebarrer
conalgo los vídeos han barrido con la venta de entradas videos have drastically reduced ticket sales los ladrones barrieron con todo the thieves cleaned the place out [familiar/colloquial] 2.2barrer conalgn [con un rival] to thrash o/or trounce sb, wipe the floor with sb [familiar/colloquial] [con un enemigo] to wipe sb out
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Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.