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Meaning & Definition of Tumble in English

English

Tumble

/təmbəl/

noun

1. An acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end

    synonym:
  • tumble

2. A sudden drop from an upright position

  • "He had a nasty spill on the ice"
    synonym:
  • spill
  • ,
  • tumble
  • ,
  • fall

verb

1. Fall down, as if collapsing

  • "The tower of the world trade center tumbled after the plane hit it"
    synonym:
  • tumble
  • ,
  • topple

2. Cause to topple or tumble by pushing

    synonym:
  • topple
  • ,
  • tumble
  • ,
  • tip

3. Roll over and over, back and forth

    synonym:
  • tumble

4. Fly around

  • "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"
  • "Rising smoke whirled in the air"
    synonym:
  • whirl
  • ,
  • tumble
  • ,
  • whirl around

5. Fall apart

  • "The building crumbled after the explosion"
  • "Negotiations broke down"
    synonym:
  • crumble
  • ,
  • crumple
  • ,
  • tumble
  • ,
  • break down
  • ,
  • collapse

6. Throw together in a confused mass

  • "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"
    synonym:
  • tumble

7. Understand, usually after some initial difficulty

  • "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
    synonym:
  • catch on
  • ,
  • get wise
  • ,
  • get onto
  • ,
  • tumble
  • ,
  • latch on
  • ,
  • cotton on
  • ,
  • twig
  • ,
  • get it

8. Fall suddenly and sharply

  • "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"
    synonym:
  • tumble

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"
    synonym:
  • tumble

10. Suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

    synonym:
  • tumble

11. Do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully

    synonym:
  • tumble