Definitions of tumble

  1. To roll about; to fall; to come down suddenly and violently; to play mountebank tricks.
  2. To disturb; to rumple; as, to tumble a bed.
  3. To turn over; to turn or throw about, as for examination or search; to roll or move in a rough, coarse, or unceremonious manner; to throw down or headlong; to precipitate; - sometimes with over, about, etc.; as, to tumble books or papers.
  4. To throw down; turn over; rumple.
  5. To throw headlong: to turn over: to throw about while examining.
  6. To throw down; turn over or throw about; rumple.
  7. To toss carelessly; throw into disorder.
  8. To roll over, or to and fro; to throw one's self about; as, a person on pain tumbles and tosses.
  9. To roll down; to fall suddenly and violently; to be precipitated; as, to tumble from a scaffold.
  10. To play tricks by various movements and contortions of the body; to perform the feats of an acrobat.
  11. To fall: to come down suddenly and violently: to roll: to twist the body, as a mountebank.
  12. To fall; roll; throw summersets, & c.
  13. do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully
  14. suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
  15. put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, ususally with the purpose of drying; " Wash in warm water and tumble dry"
  16. fall suddenly and sharply; " Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"
  17. roll over and over, back and forth
  18. To roll or toss about; fall in a headlong manner.
  19. To turn over; to disturb; to rumble.
  20. To fall; to come suddenly to the ground; to roll or turn over.
  21. Tumbling.
  22. an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
  23. 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"
  24. understand, usually after some initial difficulty; " She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
  25. fall down, as if collapsing; " The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
  26. Act of tumbling, or rolling over; a fall.
  27. A fall; a rolling over.
  28. Act of tumbling: a fall: a rolling over.
  29. Act of tumbling; fall.
  30. A state of disorder.
  31. The act of tumbling; a fall.
  32. A fall.
  33. Tumbled.
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