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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: top

topple

verb
     
Related topics: Government
top‧ple
1 [intransitive and transitive] to become unsteady and then fall over, or to make something do this
topple over
A stack of plates swayed, and began to topple over.
2 [transitive]PG to take power away from a leader or government, especially by force [= overthrow]:
This scandal could topple the government.

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