tumble


tumble
I

n. (colloq.)

fall

1) to take a tumble

2) a bad, nasty tumble (she took a nasty tumble)

3) a tumble from

sign of recognition

4) to give smb. a tumble (they wouldn't give us a tumble)

II
v.

1) (d; intr.) to tumble into (to tumble into bed)

2) (d; intr.) to tumble out of (to tumble out of a chair)

3) (colloq.) (d; intr.) to tumble to ('to catch on to, comprehend') (they didn't tumble to the meaning of the clues)

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['tʌmb(ə)l]
nasty tumble (she took a nasty tumble)
(colloq.) ['fall'] to take a tumble
a bad
a tumble from
(colloq.) (d; intr.) to tumble to (they didn't tumble to the meaning of the clues; 'to catch on to, comprehend')
['sign of recognition'] to give smb. a tumble (they wouldn't give us a tumble)
(d; intr.) to tumble into (to tumble into bed)
(d;intr.) to tumbleout of (to tumble out of a chair)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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