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tumble meaning and definition

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Definition of tumble (noun)

  1. an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
  2. a sudden drop from an upright position
    • "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
    • synonyms: fall, spill


Definition of tumble (verb)

  1. fall down, as if collapsing
    • "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
    • synonyms: topple
  2. cause to topple or tumble by pushing
  3. roll over and over, back and forth
  4. fly around
    • "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
    • synonyms: whirl, whirl around
  5. fall apart
  6. throw together in a confused mass
    • "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"
  7. understand, usually after some initial difficulty
  8. fall suddenly and sharply
    • "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"
  9. put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying
    • "Wash in warm water and tumble dry"
  10. suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
  11. do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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