upheaval
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upheaval(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (major or violent change)
a. el trastorno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We need a new kitchen but I can't face the upheaval of having the builders in.Haría falta renovar la cocina, pero no puedo ni pensar en el trastorno que ocasiona tener albañiles en casa.
b. la agitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Times of social upheaval can lead to important reforms.Las épocas de agitación social pueden resultar en importantes reformas.
c. la convulsión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was in Paris during the political upheavals of the sixties.Ella estuvo en París coincidiendo con las convulsiones políticas de los años sesenta.
2. (geology)
a. el levantamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was an upheaval in the Earth's crust millions of years ago that created this mountain range.Lo que creó esta cordillera fue un levantamiento de la corteza terrestre hace millones de años.
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upheaval
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la trastorno m, conmoción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
political upheavalconmoción política
emotional upheavaltrastornos emocionales
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upheaval [ʌpˈhiːvəl]
noun
1 (emotional) trastorno (m)
Having a baby will mean the greatest upheaval in your life her marriage break-up cause a great deal of upheaval in the family
2 (in home, office etc) trastorno (m)
there was a lot of upheaval because of the move to a different part of the building; GB it caused a lot of upheaval
3 (Pol) agitación (f)
Algeria has been going through political upheaval for the past two months
4 (Geol) levantamiento (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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