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
One of the large spires that had been engulfed in flames toppled about 4:10 p.m., minutes before the wooden roof collapsed as water poured in.
Since Bitcoin debuted nearly a decade ago, trailblazing women have stormed the cryptocurrency world with visions of redefining finance, thwarting poverty, and toppling the patriarchal power structure.
Each bony ravine is draped in fig trees and vines and orchids that topple over rocks into bowls of moon-white sand.
The Holy Ascension Restoration Committee was founded in 1991 to fix the deteriorating roofs of the church's cupolas, which were in danger of toppling at the time.
The whole thing toppled the conservative government of Harold MacMillan, and even ensnared Prince Philip in the process (see: Season 2 of The Crown).
Of those three, one sank in January 2018, while another toppled into the sea while being transported and the third must be supported by sandbags to keep it upright, according to local news reports.
As McGarry set down the plate, some of the roe toppled off.
The 4-minute mark seemed like a brick wall that would never be toppled.
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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.
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