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.
Recent Examples of topple from the Web
Phil Collins, an artist, brought the concrete Engels—in two parts, cut at the waist—from Ukraine, where it had been toppled and dumped along with other Soviet monuments after Russia’s military aggression in 2015.
Earlier this month, a woman taking a picture knocked over one piece of art, which prompted an entire row of other pieces to topple like dominoes.
Any slight shimmy may have the whole thing toppling down at any moment!
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, assuming that when a large firm becomes anti-consumer, consumers can topple it.
What, short of another parade down Biscayne Boulevard, would make Riley happier than first topping Ainge and then toppling LeBron?
The CIA’s role in the coup, which toppled Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh and cemented the control of the shah, was already well-known by the time the State Department offered its first compendium on the era in 1989.
But while demonstrators in Ukraine, at the height of their uprising, toppled their government in a matter of days, Venezuelans confront a president who is simply digging in.
Authorities said a 10-year-old boy was toppled and killed by a log along the waterfront in Fort Morgan that was blown into him by a huge wave on Wednesday morning.
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Origin and Etymology of topple
frequentative of 3top
First Known Use: 1590See Words from the same year
TOPPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of topple for English Language Learners
: 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.
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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