The word of the day is: 'arrasar'= to devastate/ to destroy.
The verb 'arrasar' is used describe an action of destroying, for example when floods destroy buildings or crops. The verb 'arrasar' is also (and perhaps more frequently) used to mean sweeping to victory/ crushing the opposition (sports/ elections) or winning universal acclamation/ sweeping the board (artists/ entertainers).
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