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  Words related to tumble

Related / Similar Words: spill, fall, catch on, get wise, get onto, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it, topple, crumble, crumple, break down, collapse, whirl, whirl around, tip

 

Definition:
  • a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice";
  • an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end;
  • do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully;
  • suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat;
  • 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";
  • fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency";
  • understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn''t know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on";
  • throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern";
  • roll over and over, back and forth;
  • fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it";
  • fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down";
  • fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air";
  • cause to topple or tumble by pushing;

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    Hyponyms: wipeout, somersault, somersaulting, flip, roll, keel over

     

    Derivational Morphology: fall, fall down, topple, tip, tumbler, acrobatics, tumbling, spill, roller, tumbler pigeon, whirl, commotion

     

     
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