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topple down

[for a stack of something] to crumple and fall down. The chimney toppled down in the earthquake. The woodpile toppled down during the night and scared us all to death.
See also: down, topple

topple off (of) something

 and topple from something
to fall off the top of something very tall. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Careful there! You might topple off of that wall. I didn't get too close to the edge, because I was afraid of toppling off. She toppled off the wall. The vase toppled from its shelf in the quake.
See also: off, topple

topple over

[for something very tall] to fall over. I was afraid that Jimmy's stack of blocks would topple over. The stack of books toppled over and ended up as a jumbled mess on the floor.
See also: topple

topple something down

to cause a stack of something to crumple and fall down. The earthquake toppled the chimney down. The hurricane toppled down the weakest buildings.
See also: down, topple
References in classic literature ?
The bull struck full upon the small of his back across the limb, hung there for a moment with the ape-man still upon his breast, and then toppled over toward the ground.
He dragged the body to the edge of the hole and toppled it in.
The boat lost headway, and, as we lifted on a huge surge, toppled and fell into the trough.
The judges, in the second story of the stand, valiantly withstood a fierce assault until the frail structure toppled to the ground in splinters.
The big Irishman toppled over sidewise and sprawled on the edge of the slope.
Ablewhite got upon his feet, and pushed away his chair so violently that it toppled over and fell on the floor.
The lamp wriggled in the gimbals, the loosened books toppled from side to side on the shelf, the long barometer swung in jerky circles, the table altered its slant every moment.
ySLAMABAD (CyHAN)- A man holding a cow's head during its cutting process came to full nelson when other men were toppled down the bull.
Islamist militants seeking to topple the government have carried out numerous bomb attacks on soldiers and police since the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July of 2013.
I scrubbed off some speed and toppled over the guy in front and on to his bike.
A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said: "North Wales Police were called to a serious incident involving an off-road Land Rover which appears to have toppled down a hilled public area.
NNA - Three years after the "Arab Spring" toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive field marshal with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily, Reuters reported.
BAGHDAD - Flooding in central and southern Iraq killed at least 11 people as rising waters swamped city streets and toppled buildings, sparking anger over the dilapidated sewage system, officials said Wednesday.
In Egypt, the pro-Qatari Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohammad al-Mursi was toppled in an army coup several months ago.
He emphasised this point also in his address to the Pakistani community, asking them to single out those who introduced "the culture of suicide bombings, removed judges and toppled elected governments".