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topple

top·ple

topple

 
pronunciation:
ta pl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: toppled, topples, toppling
definition 1: to waver or totter and fall down; tumble.
The older buildings toppled during the earthquake.
synonyms:
tumble
similar words:
collapse, fall, keel over, plunge, tip, trip
definition 2: to lean over or out as though about to fall.
The tightrope walker toppled for a moment before regaining his equilibrium.
synonyms:
pitch, teeter, totter, wobble
similar words:
lean, lurch, rock, roll, stagger, sway, waver
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to fall down or fall over.
The explosion toppled the bridge.
synonyms:
bowl over, collapse, overturn, tip over, tumble, upset
antonyms:
right
similar words:
deck, down, drop, fell, floor, overthrow, upend
definition 2: to cause to fall from power; overthrow.
The revolutionaries easily toppled the weak government.
synonyms:
overthrow
similar words:
depose, dethrone, oust, overturn, subvert, tumble, upset