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Overview of noun tumble

The noun tumble has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) tumble

(an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end)

2. spill, tumble, fall

(a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice")


Overview of verb tumble

The verb tumble has 11 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (10) tumble, topple

(fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it")

2. (2) topple, tumble, tip

(cause to topple or tumble by pushing)

3. (2) tumble

(roll over and over, back and forth)

4. (1) whirl, tumble, whirl around

(fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air")

5. (1) crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse

(fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down")

6. tumble

(throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern")

7. catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it

(understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on")

8. tumble

(fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency")

9. tumble

(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")

10. tumble

(suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat)

11. tumble

(do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully)

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