- 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 [colloquial/familiar]
- 1 (con una escoba) to sweep barrer para dentro [familiar/colloquial] to put oneself first, look after number one [colloquial/familiar]
- 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 [colloquial/familiar] 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 [colloquial/familiar] 2.2barrer conalgn [con un rival] to thrash o trounce sb, wipe the floor with sb [colloquial/familiar] [con un enemigo] to wipe sb out
barrerse v pron
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.