What does topple mean?

Definitions for topple
ˈtɒp əltop·ple

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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.


  1. Topple

    Topple is a game by American developer Chris DeLeon and published by ngmoco for the iOS platform. It is available for download on the iPhone and iPod Touch on the App Store or iTunes. A sequel entitled Topple 2 was released on March 8, 2009.


  1. topple

    To topple means to fall forward, to tumble down, or to become unsteady and overturn, often due to being imbalanced, pushed, or struck. It can also refer to the action of causing something or someone to fall in such a way. In a broader sense, it can describe the removal or overthrow of someone or something from a position of power or authority.

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. 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.

  2. Fabio Valentini:

    Venezuela, today, is in a far worse situation than last year. The economy is in crisis. Crime is worse. Our aim is not to topple the regime, but to demand rights and changes to failed policies.

  3. Matt Orstein:

    It's a farce of the highest level, i would equate it to something like 'Airplane!' or 'Hot Shots!' you know. I mean it's funny but it's definitely nothing that could topple a monarchy.

  4. Lisa Murray:

    Don’t forget a cyclone brings severe damaging wind as well as heavy rain and swell, as the ground is already sodden, trees are more likely to topple, which could cause power outages.

  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    It is a very tight race. Nothing is guaranteed because there is a huge, worldwide effort to topple the Likud government.

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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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