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Principal Translations
atropellar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (pasar por encima)run over, knock down vtr + prep
 Se salió de la carretera por no atropellar a un perro.
 He swerved off the road to avoid running over a dog.
atropellar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (chocar)knock down, run over vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (figurative)trample, trample on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 El ladrón iba atropellando a la gente en su huida.
 The thief was knocking down (or: running over) people in his flight.
 
Additional Translations
atropellarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). coloquial (trabarse las palabras)stumble viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (informal)stumble over words, trip over your tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Cuando está nerviosa, se atropella al hablar.
 When she is nervous, she stumbles in her speech.
atropellar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (actuar con abuso de fuerza) (formal)violate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (figurative)ride roughshod over v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  trample on vtr + prep
 No puede atropellar de semejante manera los derechos de los trabajadores.
 You cannot violate the rights of the workers in such a way.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2015:

Compound Forms:
atropellar la razón loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (contrariar lo lógico)go against reason v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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