derrocaron they overthrew
The word derrocaron is the preterite form of derrocar in the third person plural. See the full derrocar conjugation.
derrocar
derrocar(
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kahr
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transitive verb
1. (to depose) 
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) 
El nuevo proyecto urbano conlleva derrocar toda la manzana.The new urban project entails demolishing the whole block.
Encontraron el pergamino cuando derrocaron el viejo ayuntamiento.The scroll was found when the old town hall was knocked down.
derrocar
transitive verb
1. (gobierno) 
a. to topple, to overthrow 
2. (rey) 
a. to overthrow 
derrocar
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
derrocarse por un precipicio to throw o.s. over a cliff
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