atropellar
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atropellar(
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troh
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peh
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yahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hit)
a. to run over
Ese camión con exceso de velocidad casi la atropella.That speeding truck almost ran her over.
b. to knock down
El conductor atropelló al policía que estaba parado en la calle.The driver knocked down the police officer standing in the street.
2. (to disrespect)
a. to trample on
No dejes que nadie atropelle tus derechos.Don't let anyone trample on your rights.
b. to ride roughshod over
Los ricos tienen que dejar de atropellar a los pobres.The rich have to stop riding roughshod over the poor.
c. to violate
El dictador atropelló los derechos de los ciudadanos por 30 años.The dictator violated the rights of the citizens for 30 years.
atropellarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to hasten)
a. to rush
Siempre que se emociona, se atropella al hablar.She always rushes her words when she gets excited.
b. to trip over one's words
Se me atropellaban las palabras durante mi plática.I was tripping over my own words during my talk.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
4. (to push with force)
a. to push and shove
Cuando llegó la hora del descanso, los niños empezaron a atropellarse para salir.When it was time for rescess, the children started pushing and shoving to go out.
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atropellar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (sujeto: vehículo)
a. to run over
le atropelló un cochehe was knocked down o run over by a car
2. (también fig)
a. to trample on
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (al hablar)
a. to trip over one's words
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atropellar
transitive verb
1 (arrollar) to knock down; run over
la atropelló un taxi she was knocked down o run over by a taxi; una multitud de gente me atropelló mientras paseaba a crowd of people barged into me as I was out walking
2 (humillar)
no te dejes atropellar por nadie don't let anyone walk (all) over you
3 (infringir) [+derecho, constitución, estatuto] to sweep aside; ride roughshod over
intransitive verb
(empujar) to push
oye, por favor, no atropelles hey, stop pushing (and shoving), please
pronominal verb
atropellarse
1 (empujarse)
entraron de uno en uno sin atropellarse they went in one by one without pushing and shoving
2 (precipitarse) to rush
el actor se atropelló al recitar the actor gabbled his recitation; no te atropelles y hazlo con tranquilidad don't rush, take your time
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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