Textual thesaurus for "tumble"

(noun) fall, spill

a sudden drop from an upright position

he had a nasty spill on the ice

(verb) get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, cotton on, catch on, twig

understand, usually after some initial difficulty

She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on

(verb) topple

fall down, as if collapsing

The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it

(verb) collapse, break down, crumble, crumple

fall apart

the building crumbled after the explosion; Negotiations broke down

(verb) whirl, whirl around

fly around

The clothes tumbled in the dryer; rising smoke whirled in the air

(verb) tip, topple

cause to topple or tumble by pushing