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
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.
The village is having to replace Santa before this holiday season as he was toppled by high winds and heavily damaged last season.
Matt recalled a time that a robot toppled over 10 minutes into class after its battery went dead.
Led by Butler center Molly Lockhart, the West used its height advantage to topple the East in the earlier girls game 103-97.
Severe storms leave a mess of damage in Kansas City A strong line of storms moved through the Kansas City area Saturday night, toppling trees, knocking down power lines and damaging homes and businesses.
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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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