an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
spill, tumble, fall(verb)
a sudden drop from an upright position
"he had a nasty spill on the ice"
fall down, as if collapsing
"The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
topple, tumble, tip(verb)
cause to topple or tumble by pushing
roll over and over, back and forth
whirl, tumble, whirl around(verb)
"The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse(verb)
"the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"
throw together in a confused mass
"They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"
catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it(verb)
understand, usually after some initial difficulty
"She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
fall suddenly and sharply
"Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"
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"
suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
To fall end over end.
To perform gymnastics such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings.
To roll over and over.
To have sexual intercourse.
To smooth and polish a rough surface on relatively small parts.
To muss, to make disorderly to tousle.
Origin: From tumblen; frequentative of tumben, from tumbian.
to roll over, or to and fro; to throw one's self about; as, a person on pain tumbles and tosses
to roll down; to fall suddenly and violently; to be precipitated; as, to tumble from a scaffold
to play tricks by various movements and contortions of the body; to perform the feats of an acrobat
to turn over; to turn or throw about, as for examination or search; to roll or move in a rough, coarse, or unceremonious manner; to throw down or headlong; to precipitate; -- sometimes with over, about, etc.; as, to tumble books or papers
to disturb; to rumple; as, to tumble a bed
act of tumbling, or rolling over; a fall
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tum′bl, v.i. to fall: to come down suddenly and violently: to roll: to twist the body, as a mountebank: to fall rapidly, as prices: to go hastily: (slang) to understand, twig.—v.t. to throw headlong: to turn over: to throw about while examining: to disorder, rumple.—n. act of tumbling: a fall: a rolling over, a somersault: confusion.—ns. Tum′ble-bug, one of several kinds of scarabæoid beetles, which roll up balls of dung to protect their eggs; Tum′ble-car, a one-horse car.—adj. Tum′ble-down, dilapidated.—ns. Tum′bler, one who tumbles: one who plays any of the feats or tricks of the acrobat or contortionist: a large drinking-glass, so called because formerly, having a pointed base, it could not be set down without tumbling: a kind of domestic pigeon, so called from its tumbling on the wing: a kind of greyhound: a kind of spring-latch in a lock, preventing the bolt being shot in either direction: a piece attached to the hammer of a firearm lock, receiving the thrust of the mainspring and forcing the hammer forward so as to strike and explode the charge: a porpoise: one of a gang of London street ruffians early in the 18th century, whose favourite frolic was to set women on their heads: a tumbril: one of a set of levers from which hang the heddles in some looms; Tum′blerful, as much as will fill a tumbler; Tum′bler-stand, a tray for tumblers, as in connection with a soda-water fountain; Tum′bler-tank, in plumbing, a flush-tank in which water gathers in one chamber before being tilted over so as to discharge its contents; Tum′bler-wash′er, a revolving stand fitted with projecting pipes on which tumblers are hung to be washed automatically; Tum′ble-weed, a name given to several plants whose globular flowering heads are detached in autumn and rolled about, scattering their seed; Tum′bling, the act of falling.—adj. Tum′bly, uneven.—Tumble in, or home, to incline in above the extreme breadth, of a ship's sides: to fit, as a piece of timber into other work: to go to bed; Tumble over, to toss about carelessly, to upset: to fall over; Tumble to (slang), to comprehend; Tumble up, to get out of bed: to throw into confusion. [A.S. tumbian; cf. Old High Ger. tūmilōn (Ger. taumeln), Ice. tumba, to dance.]
The numerical value of tumble in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of tumble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of tumble in a Sentence
What is built on sand sooner or later would tumble down.
In the rough and tumble of elections, you get stuff said, questions asked.
She's really claiming that she can be in the rough and tumble at the highest level, so she can't break down too easily.
That caused global oversupply and refining margins to tumble as demand couldn't (keep) supporting the increasing supply.
She's really claiming that she can be in the rough and tumble at the highest level, so she can’t break down too easily.
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- Sturz, stolpernGerman
- caer, caída, revolverseSpanish
- kuperkeikka, kupsahtaa, heittää kuperkeikkaaFinnish
- dégringoler, culbuterFrench
- rovinare, crollare, precipitare, caduta, ruzzolare, cadereItalian
- porohuri, turupēpeke, turupekeMāori
- cair, tomboPortuguese
- опрокидываться, падение, упасть, рушиться, обрушиться, падать, опрокинутьсяRussian
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