tear down
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tear down(
tehr
 
daun
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to demolish)
a. derribar
The demolition company tore down the houses to make way for an office building.La empresa de demolición derribó las casas para dejar sitio a un edificio de oficinas.
b. tirar abajo
The building inspector ordered them to tear the building down for violating regulations.El inspector de construcciones les ordenó tirar el edificio abajo por violar las normas.
2. (to vilify)
a. despedazar
His insecurity compelled him to tear down other people in an attempt to make himself feel superior.Su inseguridad le obligó a despedazar a otras personas en un intento de sentirse superior.
3. (to take apart)
a. desmontar
I estimate it will take the mechanic about four hours to tear down this engine.Calculo que le tomará al mecánico unas cuatro horas para desmontar este motor.
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tear down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (building, statue)
a. derribar
2. (poster)
a. arrancar
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