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topple

verb uk   /ˈtɒp.l̩/ us    /ˈtɑː.pl̩/

topple verb (FALL)

[I or T] to (cause to) lose balance and fall down: The statue of the dictator was toppled (over) by the crowds. The tree toppled and fell.

topple verb (GOVERNMENT)

[T] to force a leader or government out of power: The church was prominently involved in the struggle that toppled the dictatorship.
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