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Definition of Tumble

Tumble

  1. To roll over, or to and fro; to throw one's self about; as, a person on pain tumbles and tosses.
  2. To roll down; to fall suddenly and violently; to be precipitated; as, to tumble from a scaffold.
  3. To play tricks by various movements and contortions of the body; to perform the feats of an acrobat.
  4. To turn over; to turn or throw about, as for examination or search; to roll or move in a rough, coarse, or unceremonious manner; to throw down or headlong; to precipitate; -- sometimes with over, about, etc.; as, to tumble books or papers.
  5. To disturb; to rumple; as, to tumble a bed.
  6. Act of tumbling, or rolling over; a fall.

Tumble Quotations

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
Oprah Winfrey

Skateboarding teaches you how to take a fall properly. If you try to kickflip down some stairs, it might take you thirty tries - and you just learn how to take a tumble out of it without getting hurt.
Bam Margera

Boy's natural play is rough and tumble play, it's the universal play of little boys. And it's very different from aggression. And we are a society that's failing to understand the distinction.
Christina Hoff Sommers

The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
James Shirley

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
Ambrose Bierce
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Tumble Translations

tumble in German is fallen, taumeln

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