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)
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Did you know that Antena 3 was Spain's first private television channel? It began broadcasting in 1989. Its proprietors include the conservative newspapers La Vanguardia and ABC.