verb (used without object), top·pled, top·pling.
verb (used with object), top·pled, top·pling.
Origin of topple
Examples from the Web for topples
She topples to the ground (improbable) as the couple makes a hasty getaway, apologizing as they flee.The Pepsi Max Super Bowl Ad and the Myth of Angry Black Women|Raina Kelley|February 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
One that topples the top-down approach and engenders collaboration among companies, countries, and communities.
The best headline of the day, however, came from France's L'Equipe: "Switzerland Topples a Mountain!"
The stock will go up, up, up, till it topples over on the lambs.Halsey & Co.|H. K. Shackleford
Power grows until it topples, and when it topples, innocent people are crushed.Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
A bundle of sloppy parsley slips from the hawker's cart and topples over the wheel in driblets.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
When she rings in the morning she topples off and lands on the blankets.The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces|Joyce Kilmer
With a woman's intuition, Josephine saw the end—power grows until it topples.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
Word Origin for topple
1580s, "tumble down," earlier "to tumble or roll about" (1540s), from top (v.) + frequentative suffix -le. Related: Toppled; toppling.