Dictionary Results for tumbling


1. tumbling - noun

· the gymnastic moves of an acrobat

Synonym(s): acrobatics

Hypernym(s): gymnastics, gymnastic_exercise




2. tumble - verb

· fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"

Synonym(s): topple

Hypernym(s): descend, fall, go_down, come_down




3. tumble - verb

· cause to topple or tumble by pushing

Synonym(s): topple, tip

Hypernym(s): push, force




4. tumble - verb

· roll over and over, back and forth

Hypernym(s): roll_over




5. tumble - verb

· fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"

Synonym(s): whirl, whirl_around

Hypernym(s): move




6. tumble - verb

· fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

Synonym(s): crumble, crumple, break_down, collapse

Hypernym(s): change_integrity




7. tumble - verb

· throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"

Hypernym(s): scramble, jumble, throw_together




8. tumble - verb

· understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"

Synonym(s): catch_on, get_wise, get_onto, latch_on, cotton_on, twig, get_it

Hypernym(s): grok, get_the_picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend




9. tumble - verb

· fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"

Hypernym(s): drop




10. tumble - 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"

Hypernym(s): toss




11. tumble - verb

· suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

Hypernym(s): worsen, decline




12. tumble - verb

· do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully

Hypernym(s): exercise, work_out





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