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tum·ble

tumble

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhm bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: tumbles, tumbling, tumbled
definition 1: to roll end over end while falling or while in flight.
The puppies tumbled over each other.The airplane tumbled out of control.
synonyms:
topple
similar words:
cascade, fall, flip, flop, pitch, plunge, reel, roll, stumble, tip over, toss, trip
definition 2: to perform somersaults, rolls, leaps, and other acrobatic exercises or stunts.
The cheerleader tumbled across the gym.
similar words:
flip, somersault
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of falling or tumbling; fall.
He broke his wrist in the tumble.
synonyms:
fall
similar words:
descent, drop, flip, flop, plunge, roll, slip, spill, spin, stumble, trip
definition 2: an acrobatic exercise or stunt.
The next tumble in the routine makes the gymnast look as if she's defying gravity.
synonyms:
gymnastics
similar words:
cartwheel, exercise, flip, somersault
definition 3: a disorderly, confused, or not organized state or collection.
I need to clean up the tumble in this room.
synonyms:
chaos, jumble, mess, tangle
similar words:
confusion, disorder, heap, scramble, upset
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