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derribo
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 4).
derribo(
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rree
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boh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (destruction)
a. demolition
¿Cuántos kilos de explosivos se utilizaron para el derribo de la vieja fábrica?How many kilos of explosives were used for the demolition of the old factory?
2. (act of causing to fall)
a. bringing down
El derribo del helicóptero se realizó fuera el espacio aéreo del país.The bringing down of the unidentified helicopter occurred outside national airspace.
b. shooting down (with weapons)
El derribo de los bombarderos enemigos fue un momento crucial.The shooting down of the enemy bombers was a turning point.
3. (removal from power)
a. overthrow
Tras el derribo del gobiernno democrático, se estableció una dictadura militar.After the overthrow of the democratic government, a military dictatorship was established.
4. (debris)
a. rubble
Los obreros cargaron cuatro camiones de derribo.The workers filled four trucks with rubble.
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derribo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de edificio)
a. demolition
2. (de árbol)
a. felling
3. (de avión)
a. bringing down
4. (de gobierno, gobernante)
a. overthrow
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derribo
1 [de edificio] knocking down; demolition
2 (Lucha) throw; take-down; (EEUU)
3 (Aeronáutica) shooting down
4 (Política) overthrow
5 derribos (escombros) rubble
singular
; (s)
debris
singular
; (s)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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