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1. (typically of a person) fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.

"she pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs"

synonyms: fall (over), fall down, topple over, lose one's balance, keel over, take a spill,

go headlong, go head over heels, trip, stumble

"he tumbled over"

2. BRITISH understand the meaning or hidden implication of (a situation).

"she tumbled to our scam"

3. perform acrobatic or gymnastic exercises, typically handsprings and somersaults in the air.

4. clean (castings, gemstones, etc.) in a tumbling barrel.

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Tumble (continued)



1. a sudden or headlong fall.

"I took a tumble in the bushes"

– a rapid fall in amount or value.

"a tumble in share prices"

– an untidy or confused arrangement or state.

"her hair was a tumble of untamed curls"

– a handspring, somersault in the air, or other acrobatic feat.

2. US informal: a friendly sign of recognition, acknowledgment, or interest.

"not a soul gave him a tumble"

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