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Definitions of tumble

  1. To roll about; to fall; to come down suddenly and violently; to play mountebank tricks. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To disturb; to rumple; as, to tumble a bed. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To throw down; turn over; rumple. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To throw headlong: to turn over: to throw about while examining. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To throw down; turn over or throw about; rumple. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To toss carelessly; throw into disorder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To roll over, or to and fro; to throw one's self about; as, a person on pain tumbles and tosses. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To roll down; to fall suddenly and violently; to be precipitated; as, to tumble from a scaffold. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To play tricks by various movements and contortions of the body; to perform the feats of an acrobat. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To fall: to come down suddenly and violently: to roll: to twist the body, as a mountebank. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To fall; roll; throw summersets, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. fall apart; also used metaphorically; "Negociations broke down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, ususally with the purpose of drying; "Wash in warm water and tumble dry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. roll over and over, back and forth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. To roll or toss about; fall in a headlong manner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To turn over; to disturb; to rumble. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To fall; to come suddenly to the ground; to roll or turn over. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Tumbling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. Act of tumbling, or rolling over; a fall. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A fall; a rolling over. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Act of tumbling: a fall: a rolling over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Act of tumbling; fall. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. A state of disorder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The act of tumbling; a fall. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A fall. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Tumbled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for tumble

  1. Look at the tumble our shares took yesterday! – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  2. Life had tumbled him out of his shell, played with him for an hour, and now would tumble him back again- no, by Jove, he refused to be tumbled back! – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
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