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topple

[ top-uhl ]
/ ˈtɒp əl /
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verb (used without object), top·pled, top·pling.
to fall forward, as from having too heavy a top; pitch; tumble down.
to lean over or jut, as if threatening to fall.
verb (used with object), top·pled, top·pling.
to cause to topple.
to overthrow, as from a position of authority: to topple the king.
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Origin of topple

1535–45; earlier top to tilt, topple (see tope1) + -le

OTHER WORDS FROM topple

un·top·pled, adjective
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How to use topple in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for topple

topple
/ (ˈtɒpəl) /

verb
to tip over or cause to tip over, esp from a height
(intr) to lean precariously or totter
(tr) to overthrow; oust

Word Origin for topple

C16: frequentative of top 1 (verb)
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