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tip over

to topple over and fall. Roger shook the table slightly, and the vase tipped over. The truck was overloaded and looked so heavy that I thought it would tip over.
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tip someone over

to cause someone to fall. Oh! You almost tipped me over! Todd fell against Maggie and tipped her over.
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tip something over

to cause something to fall over. Did you tip this chair over? Who tipped over the chair?
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tip over

v.
1. To totter and fall; overturn: The vase tipped over and water poured out across the table.
2. To cause something to totter and fall; cause something to overturn: The wind tipped over the sailboat. Don't stand up in the canoe, or you will tip it over.
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That's why this sports and awards season, UL is helping families understand how to avoid potential injuries due to TV tip overs by keeping their TVs and entertainment centers danger-free zones.
According to UL, as TVs grow in size - a 152-inch 3D TV was unveiled at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show - chances of them causing potential safety hazards due to tip overs grow as well.
To help prevent unnecessary accidents due to TV tip overs, UL recommends taking the following safety precautions:
For more information on TV tip overs and home entertaining safety tips, go to SafetyAtHome.