动词过去式:toppled 过去分词:toppled 现在分词:toppling 第三人称单数:topples
1 (a) [I, Ipr, Ip] ~ (over) be unsteady and fall 不稳而倒下
*The pile of books toppled over onto the floor. 那一摞书倒在地板上了.
(b) [Tn,Tn.pr] cause (sth) to do this 使（某物）倒下
*The explosion toppled the old chimney. 这次爆炸把那个旧烟囱给炸倒了.
2 [Tn, Tn.pr] (fig 比喻) cause (sb/sth) to fall from power or authority; overthrow 将（某人[某事物]）推翻; 打倒
*a crisis which threatens to topple the government (from power) 使政府有垮台之虞的危机.
top] [I and T]
to become unsteady and then fall over, or to make something do thistopple over A stack of plates swayed, and began to topple over. [T]
to take power away from a leader or government, especially by force
= overthrow This scandal could topple the government.