Translation of arrasar in English:

arrasar

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • Boca Júniors volvió a arrasar Boca Juniors swept to victory again la película continúa arrasando the movie continues to be a huge box-office hitarrasar con algo la inundación arrasó con las cosechas the flood devastated o destroyed the crops o swept the crops away las tropas arrasaron con todo lo que encontraron a su paso the soldiers laid waste to everything that lay in their path arrasaron con toda la comida they polished off all the food [familiar/colloquial] los ladrones arrasaron con todas las joyas the thieves made off with all the jewelry los cubanos arrasaron con las medallas the Cubans walked off with o/or carried off all the medals los populares arrasaron en las urnas the populares won the elections by a landslide

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (arrasarse)

  • sintió que los ojos se le arrasaban en or de lágrimas she felt tears welling up in her eyes con los ojos arrasados en or de lágrimas with his eyes full of o/or brimming with tears

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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.