tip over

phrasal verb

tipped over; tipping over; tips over
: to fall over or to cause (something) to fall over
The glass nearly tipped over.
He accidentally tipped the lamp over and broke it.

Examples of tip over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keep traditional candles in a sturdy container that cannot be tipped over. Staff Report, Twin Cities, 13 Jan. 2024 The rebuild was underway in Hong Kong Harbor in 1973 when the ship caught fire and tipped over — then sat poking out of the harbor, half sunk, for decades, becoming a rusty haunted landmark. Brittany Murray/medianews Group/long Beach Press-Telegram Via Getty Images, Curbed, 19 Jan. 2024 This portion of the rocket contains the nine Merlin engines and landing legs, some of which appeared mangled after the booster tipped over in high winds and waves. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 5 Jan. 2024 Editor's Tip Always secure heavy casework to the wall to prevent it from accidentally tipping over. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023 High chairs should have a wide base that can’t be tipped over or knocked around. Jessica Booth, Parents, 15 Sep. 2023 It’s made of flame-retardant material and has other safety features, including automatically shutting off if it gets overheated or tips over. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 9 Dec. 2023 Plus, the mat fits great in the trunk of a car, which can make trips from the local plant nursery a lot less stress-inducing when your new plant friend inevitably tips over. Helen Bradshaw, Popular Science, 9 Nov. 2023 Passengers on the gondola reportedly ignored the warning and continued to take pictures and stand up, which resulted in the boat tipping over. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 7 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Tip over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tip%20over. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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