(third-person singular simple present takes a tumble, present participle taking a tumble, simple past took a tumble, past participle taken a tumble)
- To fall off something, or down something.
- Prince Charles spent the night in the hospital after he took a tumble off his horse yesterday while playing polo and briefly lost consciousness.
- (idiomatic) To fall in price or value.
- Acme Industries shares took a tumble yesterday to the lowest value since 2001.