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verb [intransitive] tumble pronunciation in British English /ˈtʌmb(ə)l/
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present tense
present participletumbling
past tensetumbled
past participletumbled
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  1. 1
    if a price or value tumbles, it suddenly becomes much lower

    Unemployment tumbled to 5.6% in November.

  2. 2



    tumble down

    if a building or other structure tumbles, it falls to the ground

    It seemed that the walls had tumbled from the inside.

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  3. 3
    if water tumbles somewhere, a lot of it flows there
  4. 5
    to do gymnastic movements in which you roll your body over on the floor


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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