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Related to topple: topple down, topple over

top·ple

 (tŏp′əl)
v. top·pled, top·pling, top·ples
v.tr.
1. To push or knock over: bumped into the table and toppled the lamp.
2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of. See Synonyms at overthrow.
3. To defeat, as in a contest: toppled the league leader.
v.intr.
To totter and fall: buildings that toppled in the earthquake.

[Frequentative of top.]

topple

(ˈtɒpəl)
vb
1. to tip over or cause to tip over, esp from a height
2. (intr) to lean precariously or totter
3. (tr) to overthrow; oust
[C16: frequentative of top1 (verb)]

top•ple

(ˈtɒp əl)

v. -pled, -pling. v.i.
1. to fall forward, as from top-heaviness or weakness; pitch.
2. to lean over or totter, as if threatening to fall.
v.t.
3. to cause to topple.
4. to overthrow, as from a position of authority: to topple a king.
[1535–45; appar. top1 (v.) + -le]

topple


Past participle: toppled
Gerund: toppling

Imperative
topple
topple
Present
I topple
you topple
he/she/it topples
we topple
you topple
they topple
Preterite
I toppled
you toppled
he/she/it toppled
we toppled
you toppled
they toppled
Present Continuous
I am toppling
you are toppling
he/she/it is toppling
we are toppling
you are toppling
they are toppling
Present Perfect
I have toppled
you have toppled
he/she/it has toppled
we have toppled
you have toppled
they have toppled
Past Continuous
I was toppling
you were toppling
he/she/it was toppling
we were toppling
you were toppling
they were toppling
Past Perfect
I had toppled
you had toppled
he/she/it had toppled
we had toppled
you had toppled
they had toppled
Future
I will topple
you will topple
he/she/it will topple
we will topple
you will topple
they will topple
Future Perfect
I will have toppled
you will have toppled
he/she/it will have toppled
we will have toppled
you will have toppled
they will have toppled
Future Continuous
I will be toppling
you will be toppling
he/she/it will be toppling
we will be toppling
you will be toppling
they will be toppling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been toppling
you have been toppling
he/she/it has been toppling
we have been toppling
you have been toppling
they have been toppling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been toppling
you will have been toppling
he/she/it will have been toppling
we will have been toppling
you will have been toppling
they will have been toppling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been toppling
you had been toppling
he/she/it had been toppling
we had been toppling
you had been toppling
they had been toppling
Conditional
I would topple
you would topple
he/she/it would topple
we would topple
you would topple
they would topple
Past Conditional
I would have toppled
you would have toppled
he/she/it would have toppled
we would have toppled
you would have toppled
they would have toppled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.topple - fall down, as if collapsingtopple - fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
keel over - turn over and fall; "the man had a heart attack and keeled over"
2.topple - cause to topple or tumble by pushingtopple - cause to topple or tumble by pushing
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

topple

verb
1. fall over, fall, collapse, tumble, overturn, capsize, totter, tip over, keel over, overbalance, fall headlong He released his hold and toppled slowly backwards.
2. knock over, upset, knock down, tip over Wind and rain toppled trees and electricity lines.
3. overthrow, overturn, bring down, oust, unseat, bring low the revolution which toppled the regime

topple

verb
1. To turn or cause to turn from a vertical or horizontal position:
2. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily:
Idiom: take a fall.
3. To bring about the downfall of:
4. To undergo capture, defeat, or ruin:
Translations
يَنْقَلِب، يَسْقُط
svalit
vælte
ledõl
velta; detta um koll
nuvirsti
apgāztiesnogāztnogāzties
zvaliť sa

topple

[ˈtɒpl]
A. VT
1. (also topple over) (= knock over) → volcar; (= cause to fall) → hacer caer
2. (= overthrow) → derribar, derrocar
B. VI
1. (also topple down) → caerse, venirse abajo (also topple over) → volcarse; (= lose balance) → perder el equilibrio
he toppled over a cliffcayó por un precipicio
after the crash the bus toppled overdespués del choque el autobús se volcó
2. (fig) [government etc] → venirse abajo, caer

topple

[ˈtɒpəl]
vt
(= knock over) → abattre
(= cause to fail) [+ government, regime] → renverser
vi (also topple over) → tombertop-ranked [ˌtɒpˈræŋkt] adj [player, team] → du haut du classementtop-ranking [ˌtɒpˈræŋkɪŋ] adj [official] → le plus haut placé(la)(e); [officer] → haut gradé(e)top-rated [ˌtɒpˈreɪtɪd] adj
(= best) [hotel, restaurant, chef] → de premier ordre
(= most watched) [TV show] → à forte audiencetop secret top-secret adj [mission, information] → top secret/ète
top-secret documents → des documents top secretstop-security [ˌtɒpsɪˈkjʊərəti] adj [prison] → de haute sécuritétop-security wing nquartier m de haute sécuritétop-shelf [ˌtɒpˈʃɛlf] adj (British) [magazine, material] → érotique

topple

viwackeln; (= fall)fallen; (fig, from power) → gestürzt werden
vtumwerfen; (from a height) → hinunterkippen or -werfen; (fig) government etcstürzen; to topple somebody from powerjdn stürzen or entmachten

topple

[ˈtɒpl]
1. vt (fig) (overthrow) → far cadere, rovesciare
2. vicadere, rovesciarsi
topple over
1. vi + advcadere
2. vi + prepcadere da
he toppled over a cliff → è caduto da una scogliera

topple

(ˈtopl) verb
to (make something) fall. He toppled the pile of books; The child toppled over.
References in classic literature ?
Then a whistle would toot, and across the curtain of the theater would come a little engine with a carload of something to be dumped into one of the receptacles; and then another whistle would toot, down by the stage, and another train would back up--and suddenly, without an instant's warning, one of the giant kettles began to tilt and topple, flinging out a jet of hissing, roaring flame.
His stick had rested a moment while he looked to see the giant topple into the water, when down came the other upon his head, whack
The youthful harmony of her bosom existed no longer; and its excessive amplitude made the spectator fear that if she stooped its heavy masses might topple her over.
has risen out of the bag, all but his head, he's sure to topple over, one way or the other--the Law of Gravity secures that.
Their worshippers were such a precious set of fickle-minded and irreverent heathens, that there was no telling when they might topple one of them over, break it to pieces, and making a fire with it on the very altar itself, fall to roasting the offerings of bread-fruit, and at them in spite of its teeth.
And as he reflected, it seemed highly unlikely to him that he would ever permit himself to do anything that might jeopardize his whole life, topple over the structure that decades of work had built.
That statue of Britannia over there isn't quite straight; it sticks forward a bit as if the lady were going to topple over.
He only needed a great misfortune to topple him from the high position he held in the world of intellectual excellence, and it came.
The huge vase swayed backwards and forwards; it seemed to be uncertain whether or no to topple over on to the head of one of the old men, but eventually determined to go the other way, and came crashing over towards the German poet, who darted out of the way in terror.
But though they did not go abroad, they lived a merry life within the woodlands, spending the days in shooting at garlands hung upon a willow wand at the end of the glade, the leafy aisles ringing with merry jests and laughter: for whoever missed the garland was given a sound buffet, which, if delivered by Little John, never failed to topple over the unfortunate yeoman.
Doubtless he had felt as certain of my doom when he saw me topple from our hiding place as I had, and lest he too should be discovered, had hastened from the temple and back to his village.
Gahan, horrified, saw the latter's head topple from its body, saw the body stagger and fall to the ground.