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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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When then Prime Minister Fouad Siniora was in the Grand Serail, and it was surrounded, we also said will not allow toppling the Cabinet under street pressure," Qabbani said in reference to an 18-month-sit-in started by the March 8 coalition in December 2006 to pressure Siniora to resign.
Because dancers spin slowly relative to 92 or 88 rev/s, gyro-dynamics do not need to be factored into the analysis, and a dancer will in fact topple at the same rate out of a rotating pirouette as if he or she was toppling without spinning.
The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Coun Brenda Hindmarsh, kicked off the event by toppling a mattress.
Hinting at the Army chief's dismissal, he asked, "What other evidence do you need to see the ramifications of the toppling of the holy chariot?
Quite simply, the toppling of Saddam Hussein and the resuscitation and redirection of Iraq had the potential to be a 24-karat chance for Japan to apply diplomatic, technical and trade expertise appropriate to a nation of economic standing.
If she possesses the special touch, the first domino should spark a chain reaction toppling a total of 3.
For instance, it is easy to imagine that if the pole is set in a swamp, the ability of the soil to resist the toppling of the pole is much lower than if the pole is set at the same depth in a well-drained, tightly compacted clay soil.
During a seven year period, over 73 cases of toppling TVs were reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The students have achieved their first objective, the toppling of Suharto.
So when bulldozers began toppling the first few acres of primary rainforest, Chief Fuiono asked an ethnobotanist friend for help.
IBM researchers have built and operated the world's smallest working computer circuits using an innovative new approach in which individual molecules move across an atomic surface like toppling dominoes.
Man came to full nelson while the bull toppling down
23 ( ANI ): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed on the need to punish those responsible for toppling elected governments and introducing suicide bombings to the country.
NINEWA/ Aswat al-Iraq: Most of the shops were closed in Mosul city in response for the general strike called to by Ahrar square demonstrators, who, now, began to demand toppling the government and the constitution.
Summary: Tripoli MP Khaled Daher accused Iran and Syria Thursday of targeting Lebanon's politics, economy and tourism by toppling former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's national unity Cabinet.