verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 (imposibilitar) to prevent no logró impedir el accidente she was unable to prevent the accident nos impidió el paso he wouldn't let us through, he blocked our way esta válvula impide el paso del gas this valve stops o/or blocks the flow of gas nadie te lo impide nobody's stopping you impedirle a algn +
infinitivo/infinitiveto prevent sb from -ingel dolor le impedía caminar the pain prevented her from walking o meant that she couldn't walk o stopped her walkingimpedir que+ subjuntivo/subjunctivequiso impedir que nos viéramos she tried to stop us seeing each other, she tried to prevent us from seeing each other tenemos que impedir que ocurra otra vez we must see that it doesn't happen again, we must stop o/or prevent it happening again 1.2 (dificultar) to hamper, hinder la ropa me impedía los movimientos my clothes hampered o hindered o impeded my movements
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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.