verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 (unir, vincular) to bind el contrato que la ligaba a la empresa the contract which bound her to the company los ligaba una larga amistad they were bound together by a long-standing friendship
- 2 (atar) le ligaron las manos con una cuerda they tied his hands together o/or they bound his hands with a rope un fajo de billetes ligados con una goma elástica a bundle of bills held together with a rubber band
- 4 4.1 [familiar/colloquial] (en naipes) ligar un full to get a full house 4.2 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial], (conseguir, obtener) to get van a visitarlos solo para ver si ligan algo they only go to visit them to see what they can get out of them 4.3 (España/Spain) [argot], [hachís/coca] to score [argot/slang] 4.4 (España/Spain) [argot], (apresar) to bust [argot/slang], to nick (inglés británico/British English) [argot/slang]
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 1 [familiar/colloquial] (conquistar) los sábados salían a ligar on Saturdays they went out trying to pick up girls/boys [familiar/colloquial], on Saturdays they went out on the pick-up o/or (inglés norteamericano/American English) on the make [argot/slang] ligar
conalgn to make out withsb (inglés norteamericano/American English) to get off withsb (inglés británico/British English)
- 2 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial], (flirtear con) to give … the come-on [familiar/colloquial], to give … the eye (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (ligarse)
- 3 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial], [reto/cachetada] to get se ligó tres meses a la sombra he got three months in prison o/or [familiar/colloquial] inside ligársela (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] to get a hiding o/or clobbering [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.