An example of a tumble is a stumble down a hill.
An example of a tumble is mass chaos.
An example of tumble is to fall and roll down a hill.
Tumbled to the reality that he had been cheated.
We tumbled on a fine restaurant.
The earthquake tumbled the wall.
Tumbled the extra parts into a box.
The dryer tumbles the clothes.
A scandal tumbled the government.
Home prices took a tumble.
A tumble of shacks by the river.
- A somersault, handspring, etc.
- A fall or decline.
- A stumble.
I took a tumble down the stairs and broke my tooth.
- To give (or get) some favorable or affectionate notice, attention, etc.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of tumble
- Middle English tumblen frequentative of tumben to dance about from Old English tumbian
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English tumblen; frequentative of Middle English tumben, from Old English tumbian.