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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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2]), l is the distance from the pivot point to the center of mass, and I is the moment of inertia of the dancer around the topple axis.
Upon finding the principle moments of inertia of a dancer in pirouette position, it is shown that the two topple moments of inertia, [I.
We also assumed that both dancers began the turn with an initial topple speed of zero.
Experimental Determination of Initial Angle, Maximum Topple Angle for Stability, and Spin Rate
From these locations, the topple angle was calculated by Equation 7.
It was found that a dancer (male or female) in pirouette position is remarkably symmetric, with equal topple moments of inertia ([I.
On average, the dancers in this study hopped on the supporting foot after reaching a topple angle of [[theta].
The theoretical topple times predicted by the model can be compared to the actual dancers' topple times to determine how close the real dancers are to "rigid body" dancers.