topple


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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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'Neither we want to topple Sindh government nor had any role in recent developments,' said Rashidi while chairing a meeting of PML-F aimed at reviewing preparation for the local bodies polls in the province.
Shapps said those seeking to topple May had no single candidate they wished to replace her but that the group included both supporters and opponents of Brexit.
The period in which Morsi was accused of trying to topple the state included his full tenure as president of the state from June 2012 to July 2013.
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"Saudi Arabia planned to stage a coup in Yemen similar to what it aided to happen in Egypt in a move to topple Yemeni President Mansur Hadi and replace him with one of the Yemeni generals loyal to ousted dictator Ali Abdullah Salih, but this coup plot failed before it could be put into action," an informed source in Yemen's army told FNA on the condition of anonymity.
Imagine that the dancer begins to topple to the right from a balanced retire position.
"The international community needs to cause people in Iran to believe that they can topple their government.
Summary: An article entitled "Hariri: Opposition will not seek to topple government," from Thursday's edition of The Daily Star Quoted opposition leader Saad Hariri as saying the opposition would not seek to topple the government.
"Syria has been rising up for 100 days, with activity and a spreading slogan: 'The people want to topple the regime.' Under pressure of the protests, the authorities offered, though belatedly, a package of reforms, the most important of which is the possibility of amending the constitution," Sayyegh said in his column on Friday.
Manama A Bahraini court has sentenced eight senior opposition leaders to life in prison for their alleged role in plotting to topple the political regime.
Syrian forces injure scores of people when they fired at 7,000 demonstrators who marched overnight in the eastern city of Deir Al-Zor to topple a statue of late President Hafez Al-Assad.
Are we there to rescue people or to topple a dictator?
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Some of the volunteers who took part in the attempt had to topple two mattresses, meaning their effort was disqualified.