- 1 1.1 [casa/mueble/zapatos] to clean; [arroz/lentejas] to wash; [pescado] to clean el camarero limpiaba el mostrador con un trapo the waiter was wiping the counter with a cloth la lluvia limpió el aire the rain cleared the air hay que limpiarlo en or a seco it must be dry-cleaned una infusión que limpia el hígado an infusion which cleanses the liver le tuve que limpiar las narices I had to wipe his nose le limpiaron el estómago he had his stomach pumped 1.2 [nombre] to clear; [honor] to restore
- 2 (dejar libre) limpiar algo
dealgo to clear sth ofsth limpiaron el jardín de hierbajos they cleared the garden of weeds
- 3 3.1 [familiar/colloquial] (en el juego) [persona] to clean … out [familiar/colloquial] 3.2 [familiar/colloquial] [ladrones] [casa] to clean … out [familiar/colloquial] 3.3 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [argot/slang], (matar) to do away with [familiar/colloquial], to get rid of [familiar/colloquial], to ice [argot/slang]
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Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.