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verb topple pronunciation in British English /ˈtɒp(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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