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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: over, 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
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Lancashire police said the mobile crane is thought to have left the road and toppled over before coming to a halt, just before 12noon on Monday.
The 14th July, 1958 Revolution had toppled the Monarchy in Iraq, for which King Faisal II had been its Monarch, and announced the Republic of Iraq, and its 1st communique, read by Qassim's No.
As the crane toppled, the operator fled," a police officer said.
Gonyeo said, adding that most of the stones were just toppled, although a few were broken at their bases.
As he drove into the service station, the coach clipped the kerb and toppled over on to a lamppost and a tree.
All the balancing stones are at least 14 km from the nearest fault, a hint that similar rocks closer to the faults have been toppled by past earthquakes, says Anooshehpoor.
Two years before the Bay of Pigs invasion, Castro's rebel army had toppled the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista and seized power.
Atlas (2-0-1) toppled struggling Monterrey 1-0 on Daniel Osorno's 19th-minute goal, UNAM (1-0-2) settled for a scoreless draw with visiting Necaxa, and Tigres (1-0-2) toppled pointless Santos 1-0 on Sebastian Gonzalez's sixth-minute strike.
Images of Iraqis, Palestinians, and Afghans casting ballots, not to mention the "flower revolutions" in the republics of the former Soviet Union that toppled corrupt authoritarian regimes, have been beamed into millions of homes by Al-Jazeera and the other Arab satellite channels--an ironic twist, given how often these networks have been vilified in Washington as little more than propaganda mouthpieces for Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
It is the first time Barbie has been toppled in the 10 years retail audit firm NPD have followed sales.
My sister was horrified to see our mum's headstone toppled over - with a bright yellow bag over it.
Most recently, in Bolivia, indigenous protesters toppled President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.
The tug is between a dictator toppled and the sin of a new war.
A support has toppled over, and a camper or staff member has been injured.
When the sun began shining on Friday morning, Floyd's tail snapped like a scorpion, whipping up winds that toppled the Albanese Development Corp.