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Noun: tumbling  túm-b(u-)ling
  1. The gymnastic moves of an acrobat
    - acrobatics
Verb: tumble  túm-bul
  1. Fall down, as if collapsing
    "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it";
    - topple
     
  2. Cause to topple or tumble by pushing
    - topple, tip
     
  3. Roll over and over, back and forth
     
  4. Fly around
    "The clothes tumbled in the dryer";
    - whirl, whirl around
     
  5. Fall apart
    "the building tumbled after the explosion";
    - crumble, crumple, break down, collapse
     
  6. Throw together in a confused mass
    "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"
     
  7. Understand, usually after some initial difficulty
    - catch on, get wise, get onto, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it
     
  8. Fall suddenly and sharply
    "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"
     
  9. 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. Suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
     
  11. Do gymnastics, roll and turn skilfully

Derived forms: tumblings

Type of: apprehend, change integrity, come down, compass, comprehend, decline, descend, dig, drop, exercise, fall, force, get the picture, go down, grasp, grok [N. Amer], gymnastic exercise, gymnastics, jumble, move, push, roll over, savvy, scramble, throw together, toss, work out, worsen

Encyclopedia: Tumbling

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