Translation of recorrer in English:

recorrer

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1.1 [país/ciudad] recorrieron toda España en tren they traveled o/or went all over Spain by train ha recorrido mucho mundo he has been all over the place o/or the world recorrimos toda la costa del sur we went o/or traveled the whole length of the south coast recorrimos toda la ciudad en busca de otro igual we scoured the whole city looking for another one like it, we searched the whole city for another one like it recorrerla (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] to live it up [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 [distancia/trayecto] to cover, do ya hemos recorrido más de la mitad del trayecto we have already covered o/or done more than half the distance 1.3 (con la mirada) recorrió la habitación con la mirada he looked around the room mientras recorría la carta con la vista while I looked through o/or ran my eyes over the letter

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (recorrerse)

(enfático)

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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.