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Related to topple: topple down, topple over

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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The post Divisions over May's future burst into open with plot to topple her appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
I have never heard that a rebel Movement whose leader stays in hotel in a foreign country can topple a government.
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In answer to the question, "Are you going to wait for 2013 elections or try to topple this current government ?
GOOD EFFORT People gave their all in the wacky record attempt LOTS OF FUN FOR NO REWARD The attempt to topple 400 mattresses was successful, but could not be counted as a World Record
The suspects allegedly planned to create chaos that would provoke a military coup and topple Mr Erdogan, whom they accuse of eroding Turkey's secular laws.
Even though the government later dropped its amendment bid, the PAD decided to continue the protest to topple Samak's government.
They found that, on average, ground motions with a side-to-side acceleration measuring about 30 percent of that of Earth's gravity would topple the rocks.
government would continue to pursue a covert campaign to eliminate Castro or topple his pro-Soviet dictatorship.
Falling is such a serious matter that scientists at the Human Movement and Balance Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh want to know exactly why some people are more likely to topple over than others are.
forces had joined with the Northern Alliance to topple Afghanistan's government.
After all, the famed "coalition of the willing" assembled to topple Saddam Hussein included authoritarian dictatorships such as Azerbaijan, Eritrea, and Uzbekistan as well as established democracies such as the United Kingdom and Australia.
Both are threatening to topple Mesa if he doesn't meet their demands within the next few months.
Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) leader Yukio Hatoyama and Liberal Party (LP) leader Ichiro Ozawa on Friday called on people to throw their support behind their effort to topple Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's government.
A child climbing on the opened draws of the dresser or the shelves of a bookshelf can cause the TV to topple forward, landing on the hapless child.