topple

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From top +‎ -le (frequentative verb suffix).

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topple (third-person singular simple present topples, present participle toppling, simple past and past participle toppled)

  1. (transitive) to push, throw over, overturn or overthrow something
    The massed crowds toppled the statue of the former dictator.
  2. (intransitive) to totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so
    The pile of pennies began to topple.

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