Translation of tumbar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 (derribar) to knock down lo tumbó al suelo de un golpe he punched him to the floor, he hit him and knocked him to the floor tumbó la puerta de una patada he kicked the door down un olor a sudor que te tumbaba a smell of sweat that was enough to knock you backward(s) deben unirse para tumbar al gobierno they must unite to bring down the government 1.2 (Colombia) [árbol] to fell, cut down; [muro/casa] to demolish, knock down
- 2 (España/Spain) [argot], (en un examen) to fail, flunk (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial] lo tumbaron en francés they failed o/or flunked him in French, he failed o/or flunked French
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (tumbarse)
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