What does topple mean?

Definitions for topple
ˈtɒp əltop·ple

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word topple.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tumble, toppleverb

    fall down, as if collapsing

    "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"

  2. topple, tumble, tipverb

    cause to topple or tumble by pushing


  1. toppleverb

    to push, throw over, overturn or overthrow something

  2. toppleverb

    to totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Toppleverb

    To fall forward; to tumble down.

    Etymology: from top.

    Though bladed corn be lodged and trees blown down;
    Though castles topple on their warders heads. William Shakespeare.

    The wisest aunt telling the saddest tale,
    Sometime for three-foot stool mistaketh me;
    Then slip I from her quite, down topples she. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toppleverb

    to fall forward; to pitch or tumble down

  2. Toppleverb

    to throw down; to overturn

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Topple

    top′l, v.i. to fall forward: to tumble down. [Freq. of top.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of topple in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of topple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of topple in a Sentence

  1. Hannah Cloke:

    Red means you need to act now because there is an imminent danger to life, winds of 70 mph will uproot trees, which can block roads and crush cars or buildings. They can pick up roof tiles and hurl them around. If you're hit by one of those you will be seriously hurt or killed. Wind that strong will sweep people and vehicles off streets, and topple electricity lines.

  2. James Dondero:

    She's crying on TV. She's tried everything else, she doesn't have any other cards to play. All of her countrymen know it and currency crises tend to topple governments more than anything else.

  3. Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki:

    The crime of executing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr will topple the Saudi regime.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    ( Bashar al -) Assad is a bad man. Gadhafi was a bad man. Hosni Mubarak had a terrible human rights record. But they were assisting us -- at least Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak -- in fighting radical Islamic terrorists, if we topple Assad, the result will be ISIS will take over Syria, and it will worsen U.S. national security interests.

  5. Mike Huckabee:

    As president, I will stand with Israel and keep all options on the table, including military force, to topple the terrorist Iranian regime.

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  • قلبArabic
  • enderrocar, vinclar, tombarCatalan, Valencian
  • převrhnout, svrhnout, převrhnout se, překotit, kácet se, překotit se, svalitCzech
  • vælte, omstyrte, styrteDanish
  • umfallen, wackeln, stürzen, umkippenGerman
  • recargar, derribarSpanish
  • renverserFrench
  • ledönt, felborít, leborít, felborul, eldőlHungarian
  • reclinare, abbattersi, reclinarsi, abbattereItalian
  • przewracać sięPolish
  • derrubarPortuguese
  • чебурахнуться, валить, повалиться, повалить, валиться, опрокинуть, опрокидываться, свергнуть, свергать, опрокидывать, опрокинутьсяRussian
  • tippa, stjälpa, störta, vältaSwedish
  • பின் தள்ளுதல்Tamil
  • stårerWalloon

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