overthrow
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove from power)
a. derrocar (a king or a government)
The rebels burst into the palace and overthrew the emperor.Los rebeldes irrumpieron en el palacio y derrocaron al emperador.
b. derribar (a system)
When a political system starts serving only its own interests, sooner or later it will be overthrown.Cuando un sistema político empieza a servir solo sus propios intereses, tarde o temprano será derribado.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (removal from power)
a. el derrocamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
No one could have forseen the overthrow of the king.Nadie podía haber previsto el derrocamiento del rey.
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overthrow
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el derrocamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. derrocar
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overthrow [ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊ] overthrew (past) [ˌəʊvəˈθruː] overthrown (participle:past) [ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊn]
noun
[of president, dictator, government] derrocamiento (m)
transitive verb
[+system] echar abajo; derribar; [+president, dictator, government] derrocar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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