Definitions of tumble:
  • noun:   an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
  • noun:   a sudden drop from an upright position
  • verb:   put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying
    Example: "Wash in warm water and tumble dry"
  • verb:   fall suddenly and sharply
    Example: "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"
  • verb:   do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
  • verb:   throw together in a confused mass
    Example: "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"
  • verb:   roll over and over, back and forth
  • verb:   fall down, as if collapsing
    Example: "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
  • verb:   suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
  • verb:   fly around
    Example: "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"
  • verb:   cause to topple or tumble by pushing
  • verb:   fall apart
  • verb:   understand, usually after some initial difficulty

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