tumble

  • 1 tumble — tum‧ble [ˈtʌmbl] verb [intransitive] JOURNALISM if prices, figures etc tumble, they go down suddenly and by a large amount: • Stock market prices have tumbled over the past week. tumble noun [countable usually singular] : • The announcement… …

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  • 2 tumble — [tum′bəl] vi. tumbled, tumbling [ME tumblen, freq. of tumben < OE tumbian, to fall, jump, dance; akin to Ger tummeln, taumeln < OHG * tumalon, freq. of tumon, to turn < IE base * dheu , to be turbid > DULL] 1. to do somersaults,… …

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  • 3 Tumble — Tum ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tumbling}.] [OE. tumblen, AS. tumbian to turn heels over head, to dance violently; akin to D. tuimelen to fall, Sw. tumla, Dan. tumle, Icel. tumba; and cf. G. taumeln to reel, to stagger.]… …

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  • 4 Tumble — Tum ble, v. t. 1. 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 …

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  • 5 tumble — (v.) c.1300, to perform as an acrobat, also to fall down, perhaps from a frequentative form of O.E. tumbian dance about, of unknown origin. Related to M.L.G. tummelen to turn, dance, Du. tuimelen to tumble, O.H.G. tumon, Ger. taumeln to turn,… …

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  • 6 tumble — ► VERB 1) fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong. 2) move in a headlong manner. 3) decrease rapidly in amount or value. 4) rumple; disarrange. 5) (tumble to) informal come to understand; realize. ► NOUN 1) …

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  • 7 tumble in — ● tumble …

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  • 8 Tumble — Tum ble, n. Act of tumbling, or rolling over; a fall. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 tumble — index agitate (shake up), disorganize, subvert, upset Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 tumble — [v] fall or make fall awkwardly bowl down, bring down, descend, dip, disarrange, disarray, disorder, disturb, do a pratfall, down, drop, fall headlong*, flatten, floor, flop, go belly up*, go down, hit the dirt*, jumble, keel, keel over, knock… …

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  • 11 tumble — I n. (colloq.) fall 1) to take a tumble 2) a bad, nasty tumble (she took a nasty tumble) 3) a tumble from sign of recognition 4) to give smb. a tumble (they wouldn t give us a tumble) II v. 1) (d; intr.) to tumble into (to tumble into bed) 2) (d; …

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  • 12 tumble — I UK [ˈtʌmb(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms tumble : present tense I/you/we/they tumble he/she/it tumbles present participle tumbling past tense tumbled past participle tumbled 1) if a price or value tumbles, it suddenly becomes much… …

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  • 13 tumble — tum|ble1 [ tʌmbl ] verb intransitive 1. ) if a price or value tumbles, it suddenly becomes much lower: Unemployment tumbled to 5.6% in November. 2. ) if a building or other structure tumbles or tumbles down, it falls to the ground: It seemed that …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 tumble — [[t]tʌ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] tumbles, tumbling, tumbled 1) VERB If someone or something tumbles somewhere, they fall there with a rolling or bouncing movement. [V prep/adv] A small boy tumbled off a third floor fire escape... [V prep/adv] The dog had… …

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  • 15 tumble — tum|ble1 [ˈtʌmbəl] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: tumb [i] to dance, perform as a tumbler (11 14 centuries), from Old English tumbian] 1.) [always + adverb/preposition] to fall down quickly and suddenly, especially with a rolling movement tumble… …

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  • 16 tumble — [c]/ˈtʌmbəl / (say tumbuhl) verb (tumbled, tumbling) –verb (i) 1. to roll or fall over or down as by losing footing, support, or equilibrium: to tumble down the stairs. 2. to fall rapidly, as stock market prices. 3. to perform leaps, springs,… …

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  • 17 tumble to — phrasal Britain : to adapt or adjust oneself to : fall in with : fit into really his mother was tumbling to things wonderfully well Sheila Kaye Smith * * * ˈtumble ˌto [transitive] [ …

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  • 18 tumble — 01. The small boys were having a race [tumbling] down the side of the hill. 02. The child [tumbled] over the chair when he ran into the room. 03. He broke his arm when he hit a bump, and took a [tumble] off his bicycle. 04. Interest rates have… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 tumble — /tum beuhl/, v., tumbled, tumbling, n. v.i. 1. to fall helplessly down, end over end, as by losing one s footing, support, or equilibrium; plunge headlong: to tumble down the stairs. 2. to roll end over end, as in falling: The stones tumbled down …

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  • 20 tumble — v. & n. v. 1 intr. & tr. fall or cause to fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong. 2 intr. fall rapidly in amount etc. (prices tumbled). 3 intr. (often foll. by about, around) roll or toss erratically or helplessly to and fro. 4 intr. move or rush… …

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