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tumble
/ 5tQmbl; `tQmbl/ v 1 (a) [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn.pr, Tn.p] (cause sb/sth to) fall, esp helplessly or violently, but usu without serious injury [], , : tumble down the stairs, off a bicycle, out of a tree, over a step, etc * Toddlers keep tumbling over. . * The children tumbled (ie pushed) each other (over) in the snow. . (b) [I] fall rapidly in value or amount : Share prices tumbled on the stock-market. . 2 [I, Ipr, Ip] roll to and fro or over and over or up and down in a restless and disorderly way ; : The puppies were tumbling about on the floor. . * The stream tumbled over the rocks. . * The breakers came tumbling onto the shore. . 3 [Ipr, Ip] ~ into/out of sth; ~ in/out move or rush in the specified direction in a headlong or blundering way : I threw off my clothes and tumbled into bed. . * The children tumbled into/out of the car. []. * My shopping bag broke and everything tumbled out. , . 4 [Tn, Tn.p] rumple or disarrange (sth) , : The wind tumbled her hair. . * The bedclothes were tumbled (about) as though the bed had been slept in. , . 5 (phr v) tumble down fall into ruin; collapse ; ; : The old barn we bought to convert into flats was practically tumbling down. , . tumble to sb/sth (infml ) realize the true character of sb or grasp a hidden meaning, etc : I tumbled to him/to what he was up to when I found some of his letters to Jane. , [].
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:13
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tumble
n 1 [C] helpless or violent fall ; ; ; ; : have/take a nasty tumble . 2 [sing] untidy or confused state ; : bedclothes in a tumble on the floor .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:13
tumble
n 1 [C] helpless or violent fall ; ; ; ; : have/take a nasty tumble . 2 [sing] untidy or confused state ; : bedclothes in a tumble on the floor .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:43:13

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