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verb topple pronunciation in British English /ˈtɒp(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theytopple
he/she/ittopples
present participletoppling
past tensetoppled
past participletoppled
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to stop being steady and fall, or to make someone or something do this

    He toppled over the side of the bridge into the water.

    These strong winds could topple a high-sided vehicle.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to make someone in authority lose their power

    A civil war might topple the government.

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