topple ( topples 3rd person present) ( toppling present participle) ( toppled past tense & past participle )
1 verb If someone or something topples somewhere or if you topple them, they become unsteady or unstable and fall over.
He just released his hold and toppled slowly backwards... V adv/prep
Winds and rain toppled trees and electricity lines. V n
Topple over means the same as topple., phrasal verb
The tree is so badly damaged they are worried it might topple over... V P
2 verb To topple a government or leader, especially one that is not elected by the people, means to cause them to lose power. (JOURNALISM)
...the revolution which toppled the regime. V n
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais pour Apprenants
1 capsize, collapse, fall, fall headlong, fall over, keel over, knock down, knock over, overbalance, overturn, tip over, totter, tumble, upset
2 bring down, bring low, oust, overthrow, overturn, unseat
1 ascend, build, mount, rise, tower
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