Definitions for tumble

Definitions for (noun) tumble

Main entry: fall, tumble, spill

Definition: a sudden drop from an upright position

Usage: he had a nasty spill on the ice

Main entry: tumble

Definition: an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end

Definitions for (verb) tumble

Main entry: tumble

Definition: do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully

Main entry: tumble

Definition: suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

Main entry: tumble

Definition: put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying

Usage: Wash in warm water and tumble dry

Main entry: tumble

Definition: fall suddenly and sharply

Usage: Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency

Main entry: get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, cotton on, catch on, tumble, twig

Definition: understand, usually after some initial difficulty

Usage: She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on

Main entry: tumble

Definition: throw together in a confused mass

Usage: They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern

Main entry: tumble

Definition: roll over and over, back and forth

Main entry: topple, tumble

Definition: fall down, as if collapsing

Usage: The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it

Main entry: collapse, break down, crumble, crumple, tumble

Definition: fall apart

Usage: the building crumbled after the explosion; Negotiations broke down

Main entry: whirl, whirl around, tumble

Definition: fly around

Usage: The clothes tumbled in the dryer; rising smoke whirled in the air

Main entry: tumble, tip, topple

Definition: cause to topple or tumble by pushing

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