Definition of 'topple'
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Injuries from toppling trees are common, as are ingested decorations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With our superior firepower, it is not hard to topple regimes ; it is the politics we keep getting wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A male colleague got 585 for toppling backwards on a faulty chair while another was handed 14,000 after hurting his back lifting boxes. The Sun (2017)He was so excited that he toppled backwards bottom first into the bin. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Trying to topple governments by shouting insults is also great fun. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Winds will be strong enough to topple trees. The Sun (2015)He just released his hold and toppled slowly backwards. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Winds were so strong that cars were blown off roads and trees toppled down. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And he would almost certainly be toppled from power if it is blocked by his own party next month. The Sun (2006)Two had to remove their shoes and one toppled, which always makes for uncomfortable viewing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He fled the country in April after his father was toppled from power. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The second is a referendum that could topple the Government and resolve little in the dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In 2009 he was charged with conspiring to topple the government. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The winds howled outside, toppling trees and cutting off the electricity as power lines went down. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The German study found that learners had a slight tendency to topple backwards if they stopped too quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Four points out of six will see belief flood back - but will it be enough to topple the leaders? The Sun (2008)He denies crimes against humanity and claims that he was the victim of a French plot to topple him from power. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Hundreds of the colourful pets were lined up in their cages ready for judging - when one suddenly toppled off its perch. The Sun (2009)She is thought to have lost her balance and toppled over backwards out of the opening, still clutching on to the toy. The Sun (2015)The pretenders to his crown have arrived at Cheltenham each year full of hope that they could be the one to topple the champ. The Sun (2012)The plot to topple the Labour leader unfolded on another day of chaos after the Brexit vote. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And a leader can be toppled any moment by a simple ballot of the party's MPs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)THIS was the weekend when East finally toppled West. The Sun (2011)The toppled president declared in his distinctive handwriting that he had not resigned, as the coup leaders claimed, and was still in charge. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And how ironic that, while he was convinced he was winning the power struggle with those above him, he was finally sent toppling by those below. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'topple'
British English: topple VERB
If someone or something topples somewhere or if you topple them, they become unsteady or unstable and fall over.
He just released his hold and toppled slowly backwards.
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