- 1 1.1 (derrotar) [enemigo] to defeat, vanquish [literary/literario]; [rival/competidor] to defeat, beat no te dejes vencer don't give in 1.2 [pasiones/miedo] to overcome, conquer; [pereza/pesimismo] to overcome; [dificultad/obstáculo] to overcome, surmount no consiguieron vencer la inflación they were unable to overcome o beat inflation 1.3 [cansancio/sueño] me venció el sueño/el cansancio I was overcome by sleep/tiredness dejó que la pereza/la curiosidad lo venciera he allowed his laziness/his curiosity to get the better of him
- 2 2.1 [pasaporte] (terminar) to expire el lunes vence el plazo para la entrega de solicitudes Monday is the last day o the deadline o the closing date for the submission of applications me vence el carnet de identidad dentro de poco my identity card expires soon antes de que venza la garantía before the guarantee runs out o expires 2.2 [pago] to be o fall due; [letra] to mature, be due for payment
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- 1 [tabla/rama] to give way, break la pata de le silla se venció por el peso the leg of the chair gave way o broke under the weight no te apoyes, que la mesa se puede vencer don't lean on the table, it might collapse
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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.