Topple definition

tŏpəl
To push or knock over.

Bumped into the table and toppled the lamp.

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To cause to topple; overturn.
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To lean forward as if on the point of falling; overbalance; totter.
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To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
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To defeat, as in a contest.

Toppled the league leader.

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To fall (over) because or as if top-heavy.
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To overthrow.

To topple a monarch.

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Topple is defined as to fall over, or to overthrow.

An example of topple is a tower of blocks falling over.

An example of topple is a government leader being overthrown.

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To totter and fall.

Buildings that toppled in the earthquake.

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To push, throw over, overturn or overthrow something.
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To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so.
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Origin of topple

  • Frequentative of top

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition