tumble

[ tuhm-buhl ]
/ ˈtʌm bəl /

verb (used without object), tum·bled, tum·bling.

verb (used with object), tum·bled, tum·bling.

noun

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Idioms for tumble

    take a tumble to, Australian Slang. to come to understand.

Origin of tumble

First recorded in1250–1300; Middle English tum(b)len “to dance in acrobatic style” (cognate with Dutch tuimelen, Low German tummeln ), frequentative of Middle English tomben, Old English tumbian, (cognate with Old Norse tumba, akin to Old High German tūmōn “to reel” (perhaps from Old Low German ); compare French tomber “to fall,” from Germanic ); see -le

OTHER WORDS FROM tumble

un·tum·bled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tumble

tumble
/ (ˈtʌmbəl) /

verb

noun

See also tumble to

Word Origin for tumble

Old English tumbian, from Old French tomber; related to Old High German tūmōn to turn
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Idioms and Phrases with tumble

tumble

see rough and tumble.

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