verb (used without object), tum·bled, tum·bling.
verb (used with object), tum·bled, tum·bling.
- tumble cart,
- tumble dryer,
- tumble home,
- tumble to,
Origin of tumble
Examples from the Web for tumble
No friend of liberty can avoid the tumble back and forth between Burke and Paine.
And then the convenience stores will start to tumble, and the vast majority of Americas will agree that this is fine.
So when they tumble off, the fact that we cheer and sneer is awful, hypocritical, and deeply, sometimes savagely unkind.
One video shows him take a tumble while attempting a maneuver, try it again, and then tumble again.
I watched it tumble over and over again up in the air and then, of course, I caught it with no problem.Send Me to Heaven App, Which Encourages Phone Throwing, Is a Buzzkill|Winston Ross|August 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What's the use of quarreling about a little thing like a tumble in the dirt?The Rover Boys at Colby Hall|Arthur M. Winfield
But here and there among them is some quiet chap who will make a book that men will tumble over each other to read.'Black Rock|Ralph Connor
I tumble all about de hut, but no Jack dere; I try de door—all fast.The Cruise of the Midge (Vol. I of 2)|Michael Scott
The day before the indictment was presented to the Grand Jury stocks began to tumble without any apparent cause.The Root of Evil|Thomas Dixon
I was quite numb from the waist down, from my tumble and from running, and it was some time before I could breathe quietly.Sight Unseen|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin for tumble
c.1300, "to perform as an acrobat," also "to fall down," perhaps from a frequentative form of Old English tumbian "dance about," of unknown origin. Related to Middle Low German tummelen "to turn, dance," Dutch tuimelen "to tumble," Old High German tumon, German taumeln "to turn, reel." Related: Tumbled; tumbling. Tumble-down (1791) originally meant "habitually falling down" and was used first of horses; sense of "in a dilapidated condition" is recorded from 1818.
1716, from tumble (v.).
see rough and tumble.