Translation of stride in Spanish:

stride

Pronunciation: /straɪd/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (past tense of/pasado de strode past participle of/participio pasado de, stridden /ˈstrɪdn/ (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo))

  • he strode up and down the platform iba y venía por el andén dando grandes zancadas he came striding down the stairs bajó las escaleras a zancadas he strode away/off angrily se fue furioso, dando grandes zancadas she strode purposefully into the room entró con aire resuelto en la habitación
    More example sentences
    • Will just gave me a look of such utter wrath and betrayal that I took an involuntary step backwards as he strode towards me.
    • I turned to find Mrs. Abernathy striding down the steps toward us, looking and sounding harassed and more than a little stressed.
    • I strode confidently towards it, until I realised that my steep drive now resembled an ice rink.

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (long step) zancada (feminine), tranco (masculine) in one o a single stride de una zancada to make (great) strides hacer* (grandes) progresos she's been making great strides toward recovery se recupera a pasos agigantados 1.2 (gait) paso (masculine) she walks with a vigorous stride camina con paso enérgico to get into o hit one's stride agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* el ritmo the campaign is now well in its stride la campaña está ya en marcha to put o throw sb off her/his stride hacerle* perder el ritmo a algn to take sth in one's stride tomarse algo con calma he takes everything in his stride se lo toma todo con calma

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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.