- n an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
- n a sudden drop from an upright position
- v fall down, as if collapsing
The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it
- v cause to topple or tumble by pushing
- v roll over and over, back and forth
- v fly around
The clothes tumbled in the dryer
- v fall apart
- v throw together in a confused mass
They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern
- v understand, usually after some initial difficulty
- v fall suddenly and sharply
Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency
- v 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
- v suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
- v do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
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- It's an impressive resume for a kid raised in the rough-and-tumble barrios outside San Juan.
- Q and A: What the Stock Tumble Means.
- Tom Cruise in New York Post
It's rough and tumble! It's wild and wooly! It's a blast, it's a blast, it really is fun, because - damn it - there is nothing better than going out there and fighting the fight and suddenly you see things are better,Cruise says with bug-eyed...
- Alex Salmond in Scotsman
Mr Brown had claimed previously to have ended boom and bust, but Mr Salmond said today that the "country that had eliminated boom and bust" was now "expected to tumble into the economic mire".
- Jake Shears in Belfast Telegraph
Kylie - who performed an energetic dance routine with Scissor Sisters singers Ana Matronic and Jake Shears - said she was too busy "trying not to take a tumble on the stage" to think too much about the significance of her appearance on stage.