Translation of comeback in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmbæk/


  • 1 (return, revival) vuelta (feminine), retorno (masculine) to make o stage a comeback he made o staged a comeback at 60 volvió a la escena ( or a la política etc) a los 60 (años) he made a dramatic comeback in the second set se recuperó espectacularmente en el segundo set 70s fashion is making a comeback vuelve la moda de los años 70
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    • This unexpected gesture appears to have motivated him to make his comeback attempt most serious.
    • Failed comeback attempts, like successful ones, are a staple of baseball history, a feature of every season.
    • She was initially uncertain because, despite a successful comeback tour two years back, she officially retired eight years ago.
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    • Odds are if you feel a style isn't apropos for you on its fashion comeback, you are probably being honest with yourself.
    • The Polynesian craze of mid-century America has made a comeback in fashion, collectibles, interior decor and art.
    • As well, we both know that square toes shoes will make a comeback as soon as fashion marketers have found a way to lace every man in pointy shoes.
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    • Always first with the one-liners and quickest at comebacks?
    • Since I came here I've been on the defensive, it didn't take long to perfect my quick cutting comebacks, and they always lead me to say things like that, without thinking.
    • Drawing on years of quick comebacks, he sniffed.
  • 2 (redress) (no plural/sin plural) the trouble is (that) you have no comeback at all el problema es que no puedes hacer ninguna reclamación or no puedes exigir reparación your only comeback is to complain to the manager tu único recurso es quejarte al gerente
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    • We approach power as supplicants; we have no redress or comeback, indeed no knowledge of how it works; we accept what our politicians hand down in the name of a hereditary leader.
    • If the Minister does not like what the commissioner is saying, doing, or writing, then he or she can remove the commissioner without any recompense or comeback at all.
    • We have no comeback now but to take the matter to court which is a very expensive option but one that we're going to talk about.

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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.