The word topó is the preterite form of topar in the third person singular. See the full topar conjugation.

topar

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topar(
toh
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pahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to reach)
a. to run into
Si giras a la derecha en la siguiente calle, vas a topar con el cine.If you turn right on the next street you will run into the theater.
b. to come to
Sigue por esta calle hasta topar con pared.Follow this street until you come to a wall.
2. (to consist)
a. to lie
El problema topa en el incumplimiento de la ley.The problem lies in the failure to comply with the law.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to meet someone by chance)
a. to bump into
Topé a la maestra de inglés en la playa.I bumped into the English teacher at the beach.
b. to run into
Topamos a unas personas del lugar y les preguntamos por un buen restaurante.We ran into some local people and asked them to recommend a good restaurant.
4. (to strike with the head)
a. to butt
La cabra topó los cuernos contra una cerca.The goat butted its horns against a fence.
5. (to take a bet)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to accept
Mario topó la apuesta de su contrincante.Mario accepted his opponent's bet.
toparse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to meet someone by chance)
a. to run into
Me topé con Teresa en el centro comercial.I ran into Teresa at the mall.
b. to bump into
Espero toparme con algún famoso en Nueva York.I hope I'll bump into someone famous in New York.
7. (to encounter something)
a. to come across
Cuando regresamos al país nos topamos con problemas económicos.We came across economic problems when we came back to the country.
b. to come up against
Nada más empezar nos topamos con la primera dificultad.As soon as we started we came up against the first problem.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
8. (to meet each other by chance)
a. to run into each other
A menudo nos topamos afuera de la escuela.We often run into each other outside of school.
b. to bump into each other
María y yo nos topamos en el ascensor.María and I bumped into each other in the elevator.
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topar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (chocar)
a. to bump into each other
2. (encontrarse)
a.
topar con alguiento bump into somebody
topar con algoto come across something
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a.
toparse conto bump into
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topar
intransitive verb
1 (encontrar)
topar con [+persona] to run into; come across; bump into; [+objeto] to find; come across
2 (chocar)
topar contra to run into; hit; topar con un obstáculo to run into an obstacle; hit an obstacle
3 (consistir)
la dificultad topa en eso that's where the trouble lies; there's the rub
4 (México) (reñir) to quarrel
transitive verb
1 (Zoología) to butt; horn
2 [+persona] to run into; come across; bump into; [+objeto] to find; come across
le topé por casualidad en el museo I happened to bump into him in the museum
3 (And) (S. Cone) (México) (apostar) to bet; stake
pronominal verb
toparse
toparse con [+persona] to run into; come across; bump into; [+objeto] to find; come across; me topé con él hoy en el bar I bumped into him in the bar today
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