nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 (de tabaco, de un incendio) smoke; (gases) fumes (plural) empezó a echar humo smoke started pouring out of it hacerse humo (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] to make oneself scarce [familiar/colloquial] a la hora de pagar siempre se hace humo when it's time to pay the bill he always makes himself scarce o/or does a vanishing trick [familiar/colloquial] irse/venirse al humo (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial], llegó con las tortas y los chicos se fueron al humo she arrived with the cakes and the kids gathered round like bees around a honey pot [familiar/colloquial] llegar al humo de las velas (Argentina) to arrive just as everyone is leaving donde hay humo hay fuego there's no smoke without fire echar humo por las orejas [familiar/colloquial] to be fuming [familiar/colloquial]
- 2(humos masculino plural)(aires) ¡vaya humos que tiene! she really puts on o/or gives herself airs [familiar/colloquial], she really thinks she's the bees knees o/or the cat's whiskers [familiar/colloquial] bajarle los humos a algn to take sb down a peg or two subírsele los humos a la cabeza a algn, se le han subido los humos a la cabeza he's become very high and mighty o/or very stuck-up [familiar/colloquial]
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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.