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transitive verb
1. (to destroy) 
a. to demolish (construction) 
El año pasado decidieron derribar el hospital antiguo.Last year they decided to demolish the former hospital.
b. to bring down (plane) 
Las fuerzas enemigas derribaron el avión.The plane was brought down by the enemy aircraft.
c. to knock down (person) 
El boxeador fue derribado fácilmente.The boxer was knocked down very easily.
d. to cut down (tree) 
Se están derribando un centenar de árboles.A hundred trees are being cut down.
2. (to depose) 
a. to overthrow 
No hay manera de derribar el gobierno actual.There is no way to overthrow the current government.
3. (to fall down) 
a. to make one collapse 
El golpe en la rodilla me derribó.The blow in my knee made me collapse.
transitive verb
1. (construcción) 
a. to knock down, to demolish 
2. (hacer caer; árbol) 
a. to cut down, to fell 
3. (avión) 
a. to bring down 
4. (gobierno, gobernante) 
a. to overthrow 
transitive verb
1 (derrumbar) [+edificio] to knock down; pull down; [+puerta] to batter down; [+barrera] to tear down
van a derribar la fábrica they are going to knock down o pull down the factory; el huracán derribó varias casas the hurricane blew down o brought down a number of houses
2 [+persona] to knock down; (Boxeo) to floor
3 (Aeronáutica) to shoot down; bring down
fue derribado sobre el lago he was shot down over the lake
4 (Caza) to shoot; bag
5 [+gobierno] to bring down; topple
6 [+pasión] to subdue
pronominal verb
1 (caer al suelo) to fall down; collapse
2 (tirarse al suelo) to throw o.s. down
Verb Conjugations for derribar
Gerund: derribando
Participle: derribado
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