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tumble

  

      vb  
1    to fall or cause to fall, esp. awkwardly, precipitately, or violently  
2    intr; usually foll by: about   to roll or twist, esp. in playing  
the kittens tumbled about on the floor     
3    intr   to perform leaps, somersaults, etc.  
4    to go or move in a heedless or hasty way  
5    tr   to polish (gemstones) in a tumbler  
6    tr   to disturb, rumple, or toss around  
to tumble the bedclothes     
      n  
7    the act or an instance of tumbling  
8    a fall or toss  
9    an acrobatic feat, esp. a somersault  
10    a state of confusion  
11    a confused heap or pile  
a tumble of clothes     
     (Old English tumbian, from Old French tomber; related to Old High German tumon to turn)  


rough-and-tumble  
      n  
1    a fight or scuffle without rules  
      adj  
2    characterized by roughness, disorderliness, and disregard for rules or conventions  
tumble-dry  
      vb   , -dries, -drying, -dried   tr   to dry (laundry) in a tumble dryer  
tumble dryer   , tumble drier  
      n   a machine that dries wet laundry by rotating it in warmed air inside a metal drum,   (Also called)    tumbler dryer, tumbler  
tumble to  
      vb   intr, prep  
Informal   to understand; become aware of  
she tumbled to his plan quickly     
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tumble

  
1   
      vb   drop, fall, fall end over end, fall headlong, fall head over heels, flop, lose one's footing, pitch, plummet, roll, stumble, topple, toss, trip up  
2   
      n   collapse, drop, fall, flop, headlong fall, plunge, roll, spill, stumble, toss, trip  


rough-and-tumble  
1   
      n   affray     (Law)   brawl, donnybrook, dust-up     (informal)   fight, fracas, melee or mêlée, punch-up     (Brit. informal)   roughhouse     (slang)   scrap     (informal)   scrimmage, scuffle, shindig     (informal)   shindy     (informal)   struggle  
2   
      adj   boisterous, disorderly, haphazard, indisciplined, irregular, rough, rowdy, scrambled, scrambling  

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