Word of the Day: Topple
Topple is a verb which means to throw down or overthrow. It can also refer to the act of suddenly dropping to the ground. The adjective is toppled.
Street protesters, furious about the economy, topple the government of Iceland. (The Economist)
More than 100 trees were toppled and around 500 others were damaged in Central Park Tuesday night during a severe thunderstorm. (NY Times)
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