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tumble

tum·ble

tumble

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhm bl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tumbled, tumbles, tumbling
definition 1: to roll end over end while falling, as over an object, or while in flight.
The puppies tumbled over each other.The aircraft tumbled out of control.
synonyms:
topple
similar words:
cascade, come a cropper, fall, flip, flop, pitch, plunge, reel, roll, stumble, tip over, toss, trip
definition 2: to perform somersaults, rolls, leaps, and other gymnastic or acrobatic exercises or stunts.
similar words:
flip, somersault
definition 3: to fall suddenly from an elevated position, as from power or office.
similar words:
bite the dust, collapse, drop, fall, plummet, plunge, slip
definition 4: to fall over or apart; collapse.
The old barn finally tumbled.
synonyms:
collapse, topple
similar words:
cave in, crash, fall, founder, give way, tip over
definition 5: to decline or drop rapidly, as prices.
synonyms:
plummet, plunge, slide
similar words:
crash, decline, descend, dive, drop, fall, slip, slump
definition 6: to move or proceed in a hurried, confused, or haphazard manner.
The children tumbled into the car.
synonyms:
pile
similar words:
scramble
definition 7: (informal) to understand a situation suddenly (often fol. by to).
similar words:
comprehend, see the light, understand
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to fall from an elevated position, as from power; overthrow; topple.
synonyms:
overthrow, topple
similar words:
bring down, cascade, eject, fell, oust, overturn, upset
definition 2: to cause to fall apart or collapse.
synonyms:
collapse, topple
similar words:
founder, tip over
definition 3: to put or toss together in a disorderly or haphazard manner.
synonyms:
jumble, scramble, toss
similar words:
disarrange, fling, flop, heap, scatter, shuffle, spill, tangle, throw, upset
definition 4: to toss about in a revolving drum, as clothes in a drier.
similar words:
spin, toss, whirl
definition 5: to cause to stumble or fall headlong.
synonyms:
throw, topple
similar words:
fell, flip, spill, trip, upend
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of falling or tumbling; fall.
synonyms:
fall
similar words:
descent, drop, flip, flop, header, nose dive, plunge, roll, slip, spill, spin, sprawl, stumble, tailspin, trip
definition 2: a gymnastic or acrobatic exercise or stunt.
synonyms:
acrobatics, gymnastics
similar words:
cartwheel, exercise, flip, somersault, stunt
definition 3: a rapid decline or drop, as of prices.
synonyms:
dive, plunge
similar words:
collapse, decline, drop, fall, nose dive, slide, slump
definition 4: a disorderly, confused, or chaotic state or collection.
synonyms:
chaos, jumble, mess, tangle
similar words:
confusion, disarray, disorder, heap, hodgepodge, scramble, tousle, upset, welter
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