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  Definition of tumble
  1. a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
  2. an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
  3. do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
  4. suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
  5. 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"
  6. fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"
  7. understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn''t know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
  8. throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"
  9. roll over and over, back and forth
  10. fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
  11. fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
  12. fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
  13. cause to topple or tumble by pushing
Similar Words: spill, fall, catch on, get wise, get onto, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it, topple, crumble, crumple, break down, collapse, whirl, whirl around, tip

 

Hyponyms: wipeout, somersault, somersaulting, flip, roll, keel over

 

Derivational Morphology: fall, fall down, topple, tip, tumbler, acrobatics, tumbling, spill, roller, tumbler pigeon, whirl, commotion

 

 
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