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  1. [noun] an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end

  2. [noun] a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
    Synonyms: spill, fall

  3. [verb] fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
    Synonyms: topple

  4. [verb] cause to topple or tumble by pushing
    Synonyms: topple, tip

  5. [verb] roll over and over, back and forth

  6. [verb] fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
    Synonyms: whirl, whirl around

  7. [verb] fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
    Synonyms: crumble, crumple, break down, collapse

  8. [verb] throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"

  9. [verb] understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"
    Synonyms: catch on, get wise, get onto, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it

  10. [verb] fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"

  11. [verb] put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying; "Wash in warm water and tumble dry"

  12. [verb] suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

  13. [verb] do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully


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