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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to depose)
a. to overthrow
Una junta militar derrocó al presidente electo.A military junta overthrew the elected president.
b. to topple
Los rebeldes no lograron derrocar al gobierno.The rebels failed to topple the government.
c. to oust
Todos los conspiradores que participaron en el complot para derrocar al rey fueron ejecutados.All the conspirators who took part in the plot to oust the king were executed.
2. (to tear down)
a. to demolish
El nuevo proyecto urbano conlleva derrocar toda la manzana.The new urban project entails demolishing the whole block.
b. to knock down
Encontraron el pergamino cuando derrocaron el viejo ayuntamiento.The scroll was found when the old town hall was knocked down.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (gobierno)
a. to topple, to overthrow
2. (rey)
a. to overthrow
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transitive verb
1 (Política) [+gobierno] to overthrow; topple; [+ministro] to oust
2 [+edificio] to knock down; demolish
3 (despeñar) to hurl down
pronominal verb
derrocarse por un precipicio to throw o.s. over a cliff
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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