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tumble (n):
a sudden drop from an upright position
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he had a nasty spill on the ice
Related Words: fall
tumble (n):
an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
tumble (v):
do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
tumble (v):
suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
tumble (v):
put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying
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Wash in warm water and tumble dry
tumble (v):
fall suddenly and sharply
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Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency
tumble (v):
understand, usually after some initial difficulty
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She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on
tumble (v):
throw together in a confused mass
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They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern
tumble (v):
roll over and over, back and forth
tumble (v):
fall down, as if collapsing
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The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it
tumble (v):
fall apart
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the building crumbled after the explosion.
Negotiations broke down
tumble (v):
fly around
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The clothes tumbled in the dryer.
rising smoke whirled in the air

Related Word: whirl
tumble (v):
cause to topple or tumble by pushing
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