Translation of reventar in English:

reventar

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 2.1 [persona] (uso hiperbólico) si sigue comiendo así va a reventar if he carries on eating like that, he'll burst! por mí ¡que reviente! as far as I'm concerned, he can go to hell! [familiar/colloquial] estaba que reventaba de rabia she was absolutely furious o/or livid, she was seething with rage reventaba de indignación she was bursting with indignation 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] (de ganas) anda, cuéntamelo, que si no, vas a reventar come on, then, I can see you're bursting o/or dying to tell me [familiar/colloquial] 2.3 (de ganas de orinar) no puedo aguantar más, estoy que reviento I can't hold on any longer, I'm bursting (to go) [familiar/colloquial] 2.4 [familiar/colloquial] (de cansancio) trabajaron hasta reventar they worked until they dropped [familiar/colloquial], they worked their butts off (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , they slogged their guts out (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (reventarse)

  • 1 1.1 [globo, etc] reventar 1 1 1 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (agotarse) to work one's butt off (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , to slog one's guts out (inglés británico/British English) [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.