from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To push or throw over; overturn or overthrow. See Synonyms at overthrow.
  • intransitive v. To totter and fall.
  • intransitive v. To lean over as if about to fall.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to push, throw over, overturn or overthrow something
  • v. to totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To fall forward; to pitch or tumble down.
  • transitive v. To throw down; to overturn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fall top or head foremost; fall forward as having too heavy a top; pitch or tumble down.
  • To overhang; jut, as if threatening to fall.
  • To throw headlong; tumble; overturn; upset.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to topple or tumble by pushing
  • v. fall down, as if collapsing


Frequentative of top1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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