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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 ?
Quitzel, so the story goes, wanted to be the chief god, and when the image of a rival was set up in the temple near him, he toppled over in anger, and part of the temple went with him, the whole place being buried in ruins.
There was a sudden crash and the car came to a halt, and the ingot toppled out upon a moving platform, where steel fingers and arms seized hold of it, punching it and prodding it into place, and hurrying it into the grip of huge rollers.
I did but refresh myself after the fatigue of the action, with the unbeliever, with one humming cup of sack, and was proceeding to lead forth my captive, when, crash after crash, as with wild thunder-dint and levin-fire, down toppled the masonry of an outer tower, (marry beshrew their hands that built it not the firmer
It had toppled over the brim of the cylinder and fallen into the pit, with a thud like the fall of a great mass of leather.
She was within three steps of the bottom; she already heard Morrel's voice, when suddenly a cloud passed over her eyes, her stiffened foot missed the step, her hands had no power to hold the baluster, and falling against the wall she lost her balance wholly and toppled to the floor.
A naked child toddled up, stared, and, moved by some quick impulse of reverence, made a solemn little obeisance before the lama - only the child was so short and fat that it toppled over sideways, and Kim laughed at the sprawling, chubby legs.
The man swayed and toppled over inside the prison chamber, and the door closed between him and his fleeing companions.
There were slates and bricks piled up on the roof preparatory to some repairs, and they would have me believe that the wind had toppled over one of these.
As I toppled from the tower into the horrid abyss below I counted myself already dead; and Thurid must have done likewise, for he evidently did not even trouble himself to look after me, but must have turned and mounted the waiting flier at once.
Once it fell about the short neck of Horta, the boar, and his mad lunge for freedom toppled Tarzan from the overhanging limb where he had lain in wait and from whence he had launched his sinuous coil.
By hundreds they toppled from our walls, and when my fellows saw what I had done they were quick to follow my example, so that presently the hordes of Torquas had retreated beyond the range of our arrows.
The Saw-Horse toppled over upon his back and lay with his legs waving helplessly above him.