topple
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to fall)
a. derrumbarse
A tall stack of chairs toppled over and some of them broke on the floor.Una gran pila de sillas se derrumbó y algunas se rompieron en el suelo.
b. venirse abajo
The building toppled when an underground river undermined the foundation.El edificio se vino abajo cuando un río subterráneo socavó los cimientos.
c. perder el equilibrio
A statue toppled and almost fell on top of me.Una estatua perdió el equilibrio y casi me cayó encima.
d. caerse
After spending hours decorating a multi-tiered wedding cake, it toppled down.Después de pasar horas decorando un pastel de boda de varios pisos, se cayó.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to knock over)
a. derribar
I almost toppled a stack of dishes in the kitchen.Por poco derribo una pila de platos en la cocina.
b. volcar
Carolina toppled a stack of magazines.Carolina volcó una pila de revistas.
3. (to overthrow)
a. derrocar
The rebel group toppled the goverment.El grupo rebelde derrocó el gobierno.
b. derribar
A coalition of business backed groups and middle class people toppled the dictator.Una coalición de grupos respaldados por negocios y gente de clase media derribó al dictador.
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topple
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (person, structure, government)
a. derribar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (person, government)
a. derrumbarse
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topple [ˈtɒpl]
transitive verb
1 (also topple over) (knock over) volcar; (cause to fall) hacer caer
2 (overthrow) derribar; derrocar
intransitive verb
1 (also topple down) caerse; venirse abajo;(also topple over) volcarse; (lose balance) perder el equilibrio
he toppled over a cliff cayó por un precipicio; after the crash the bus toppled over después del choque el autobús se volcó
2 [+government etc] venirse abajo; caer
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