A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to destroy)
a. to demolish
El año pasado decidieron derribar el hospital antiguo.Last year they decided to demolish the former hospital.
2. (boxing)
a. to knock down
El boxeador fue derribado fácilmente.The boxer was knocked down very easily.
3. (to shoot down)
a. to bring down
Las fuerzas enemigas derribaron el avión.The plane was brought down by the enemy aircraft.
4. (to depose)
a. to overthrow
No hay manera de derribar el gobierno actual.There is no way to overthrow the current government.
5. (to make fall down)
a. to make collapse
El golpe en la rodilla me derribó.The blow to my knee made me collapse.
6. (to fell)
a. to cut down
Se están derribando centenares de árboles.Hundreds of trees are being cut down.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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
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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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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