- [noun] an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
- [noun] a sudden drop from an upright position; "he had a nasty spill on the ice"
Synonyms: spill, fall
- [verb] fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"
- [verb] cause to topple or tumble by pushing
Synonyms: topple, tip
- [verb] roll over and over, back and forth
- [verb] fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
Synonyms: whirl, whirl around
- [verb] fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"
Synonyms: crumble, crumple, break down, collapse
- [verb] throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"
- [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
- [verb] fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"
- [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"
- [verb] suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
- [verb] do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully