Translation of bailar in English:

bailar

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 3 [familiar/colloquial] (estar flojo) (+ me/te/le etc) tus zapatos me quedan bailando your shoes are miles too big for me [familiar/colloquial]
  • 4 (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] andar/quedar/estar bailando [dinero] to be unaccounted for mientras tanto la firma del contrato queda bailando meanwhile the contract is still up in the air

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (bailarse)

  • (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] se los bailaron en tres sets they were thrashed in three sets

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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.