An acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end.
A sudden drop from an upright position.
Fall down, as if collapsing:
— The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it.
Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more
Roll over and over, back and forth.
Dutch: uit elkaar vallen, instorten, inzakken
Throw together in a confused mass.
Understand, usually after some initial difficulty.
Fall suddenly and sharply.
Put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying.
Suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat.
Do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully.
Moby thesaurus: alight upon, apprehend, arsy-varsiness, ball up, bite the dust, blow down, blow over, blunder, blunder upon, blur, blur distinctions, bollix up, bow, bowl down, bowl over, break up, breakdown, bring down, bulldog, bump into ... show more.
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