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tip over

1. To overturn or fall to the side. After he ran into the table, the vase wobbled and tipped over, but luckily it didn't break. I got so woozy from the medication that I actually tipped over at one point.
2. To cause someone or something to overturn or fall onto their or its side. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tip" and "over." The rush of protestors tipped over the security guards keeping them from entering the building. Strong winds will tip your boat over if you don't secure the sails properly.
See also: over, tip

tip someone over

to cause someone to fall. Oh! You almost tipped me over! Todd fell against Maggie and tipped her over.
See also: over, tip

tip something over

to cause something to fall over. Did you tip this chair over? Who tipped over the chair?
See also: over, tip

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.
See also: over, tip

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.
See also: over, tip
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Everton Just two tip overs from Pepe Reina in 99 minutes of action - one from a free-kick - was a desperately poor retur n.
These cushion-tire trucks combine AC with Toyota's System of Active Stability (SAS) that reduces the risk of tip overs.
Wigan midfielder Paul Dalglish at times seemed to be picked on by in-form keeper Martin Taylor, two blinding tip overs in the middle of the second period keeping Andy Rammell's 34th minute goal intact.
Most accidents are caused by bicycle tip overs, although a surprising number of children fall out of the seats.
The tip overs and terrible accidents will continue to occur so long as the stability problems are not fixed.