topple down(redirected from toppling someone down)
1. To lean or totter and fall down; to collapse. The strong winds caused a number of buildings in the city to topple down. Someone knocked into the old lady, and she toppled down on the sidewalk.
2. To cause someone or something to lean or totter and fall down; to cause someone or something to collapse. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "topple" and "down." The child toppled the blocks down with a kick. The performer lost control of his unicycle and toppled down a bunch of people in the audience.
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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.
[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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.