(Of a building or other structure) falling or fallen into ruin; dilapidated: tumbledown cottages
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- The streets are a hodgepodge of cheap housing next to restored buildings, interspersed with tumbledown shacks.
- The court sat in a tumbledown building.
- Converting the tumbledown buildings could cost £2 million but he hopes to get help from outside organisations.
dilapidated, ramshackle, crumbling, falling to pieces, disintegrating, decaying, decrepit, broken-down, neglected, run down, in disrepair, uncared-for, badly maintained;
North American informal shacky
Australian/New Zealand informal rumpty
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