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English noun: tumble

1. tumble (act) an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end


Broader (hypernym)acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt


Narrower (hyponym)flip, somersault, somersaulting, somerset, summersault, summerset

2. tumble (act) a sudden drop from an upright position


SamplesHe had a nasty spill on the ice.


Synonymsfall, spill


Broader (hypernym)slip, trip


Narrower (hyponym)pratfall, wipeout


English verb: tumble

1. tumble (motion) fall down, as if collapsing


SamplesThe tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it.


Synonymstopple


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Narrower (hyponym)keel over

2. tumble (motion) cause to topple or tumble by pushing


Synonymstip, topple


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)force, push

3. tumble (motion) roll over and over, back and forth


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)roll over

4. tumble (motion) fly around


SamplesThe clothes tumbled in the dryer.
Rising smoke whirled in the air.


Synonymswhirl, whirl around


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)move

5. tumble (motion) fall apart


SamplesThe building crumbled after the explosion.
Negotiations broke down.


Synonymsbreak down, collapse, crumble, crumple


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change integrity

6. tumble (contact) throw together in a confused mass


SamplesThey tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)jumble, scramble, throw together

7. tumble (cognition) understand, usually after some initial difficulty


SamplesShe didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on.


Synonymscatch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, twig


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)apprehend, compass, comprehend, dig, get the picture, grasp, grok, savvy

8. tumble (change) fall suddenly and sharply


SamplesPrices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency.


ExamplesThe stock market is going to tumble


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)drop

9. tumble (change) put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying


SamplesWash in warm water and tumble dry.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)toss

10. tumble (change) suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen

11. tumble (body) do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)exercise, work out


Narrower (hyponym)roll









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