Simple Definition of topple
: to cause (something) to become unsteady and fall
: to remove (a government or a leader) from power
: to win a victory over (someone or something) in a war, contest, etc.
Examples of topple in a sentence
The strong winds toppled many trees.
The earthquake toppled the buildings.
The tree toppled into the river.
The rebels tried to topple the dictator.
The phone company has toppled its local competition.
Origin of topple
frequentative of 2top
First Known Use: 1590
TOPPLE Defined for Kids
Definition of topple for Students
: to fall or cause to fall from an upright position <When he pulled a book out, several others toppled to the floor.>
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