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
After the American invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, Hezbollah operatives went to Iraq to help organize militias to fight the Americans with roadside bombs and other insurgency tactics.
By referencing Takiyah, Solange is calling attention to the young black activist who was arrested in Durham, North Carolina, on Tuesday for climbing a Confederate statue and toppling it.
One of those activists was 22-year-old Takiyah Thompson, who, with the help of others, succeeded in toppling a confederate statue in North Carolina on Monday.
Since then, a group in Durham, N.C., toppled a Confederate statue and the city of Baltimore removed four Confederate monuments.
Across the United States, the statues are starting to topple, the streets renamed, the memorials removed.
But the occasional, almost-perfect replicas sent me toppling downward into the Uncanny Valley.
That is where there is a steep drop-off from the upper-level mall parking lot and the lower-level lot, and making a sloping hill with the rubble will hopefully prevent any injuries from someone who might topple off the edge, Konopko said.
Toeppe’s lawsuit was filed just months after after a jury awarded $7.6 million to a Mission Hills man who was paralyzed when a palm tree toppled over and fell on him.
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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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