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Definition of "topple" []

  • To push or throw over; overturn or overthrow. See Synonyms at overthrow. (verb-transitive)
  • To totter and fall. (verb-intransitive)
  • To lean over as if about to fall. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "topple" in a sentence
  • "And while this is dark fantasy, my goal was to instill a sense of life and fun in it so it doesn't topple from the weight of its own myopic misery."
  • "The potential to topple is there when the main focus is not the foundation but the behavior layer."
  • "I am struggling with balance … feel just like I do RIGHT before I topple from a yoga posture."