nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1.1 (empellón) shove, push abrió la puerta de un empujón he pushed the door open a los empujones or a empujones, se abrieron paso a (los) empujones they shoved their way through subían al autobús a (los) empujones they were pushing and shoving their way onto the bus terminó los estudios a (los) empujones finishing his course was a struggle 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (para animar, incitar) prod [familiar/colloquial] si le damos un empujoncito seguro que viene if we give her a gentle prod o/or a little encouragement I'm sure she'll come necesitará un empujoncito para aprobar she'll need some prodding if she's going to pass voy a intentar darle un empujón al asunto I'm going to try to push things along a bit [familiar/colloquial]
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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.