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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytumble down
he/she/ittumbles down
present participletumbling down
past tensetumbled down
past participletumbled down

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  1. 1
    same as tumble1 (sense 2)
    The scaffolding tumbled down, burying him under it.
  2. 2
    if long hair tumbles down, it hangs down in large amounts
    Long dark hair tumbled down her back.
  3. 3
    same as tumble1 (sense 4)
    Communism came tumbling down all over Eastern Europe.
See also main entry: tumble


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