tumble - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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present tense
present participletumbling
past tensetumbled
past participletumbled
  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.

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