1 an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
1 fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it" [syn: topple]
3 roll over and over, back and forth
4 fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air" [syn: whirl, whirl around]
5 fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down" [syn: crumble, crumple, break down, collapse]
6 throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"
7 understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on" [syn: catch on, get wise, get onto, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it]
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
- , /tʌmbəl/
- Rhymes with: -ʌmbəl
- A fall
- Russian: падение
- Spanish: caida
to fall end over end
Tumbling may refer to:
tumble in Portuguese: Tumbling
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