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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtɑpl̩/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtɒpl̩/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒpəl
- Hyphenation: top‧ple
- (transitive) To push or throw over.
- The massed crowds toppled the statue of the former dictator.
- To overturn.
- (figurative) To overthrow something.
- to topple one's rival
- 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect, Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, →OCLC, PC, scene: Citadel:
- Barla Von: Most people think I deal in finances, but my real currency is knowledge. I trade information and it has made me very wealthy.
Barla Von: But the Shadow Broker is the true master. Every day, he buys and sells secrets that could topple governments, always giving them to the highest bidder.
- 2023 May 24, Nicholas Nehamas, “Ron DeSantis Joins 2024 Race, Hoping to Topple Trump”, in The New York Times, →ISSN:
- He now confronts the daunting endeavor of toppling a former president whose belligerence and loyal base of support have discouraged most leading Republicans — including, up to now, Mr. DeSantis — from making frontal attacks against him.
- (intransitive) To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so.
- The pile of pennies began to topple.
to push, throw over, overturn or overthrow something
to totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so