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American English: /ˈtəmbəl/
British English: /ˈtʌmb(ə)l/

Translation of tumble in Spanish:


  • 1 (of acrobat)
    Example sentences
    • She can perform huge vertical or horizontal leaps, often resulting in gymnastic tumbles and rolls in midair.
    • Hampton has been into fitness since she took her first tumble in gymnastics as a young girl.
    • He did the high wire. He did the acrobat tumbles.
  • 2 (fall) to take a tumble
    Example sentences
    • When he tumbles headlong down some stairs, we're treated to a slow-motion pan, looking down on him.
    • A competitor in the under 17 race was taken to casualty with a damaged shoulder after taking a tumble on the descent.
    • The condition means a simple tumble can leave the 14-year-old with broken bones and Hayley has suffered more than 200 fractures since she was born.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (fall)
    he tumbled off his horse the basket went tumbling down the slope
    la cesta se fue rodando cuesta abajo
    the pile of cans came tumbling down
    el montón de latas se vino abajo
    he lost his balance and tumbled over
    perdió el equilibrio y se cayó
    I tumbled into bed
    me dejé caer en la cama
    Example sentences
    • They tumbled down, falling down a small hill then down some brush.
    • Fat drops tumbled down to slick the streets.
    • Looking up at the water fall she had just tumbled down she decided to keep moving.
  • 2 (roll, turn)
    dar volteretas
    the clothes tumbled around in the machine
    la ropa daba vueltas en la máquina
    Example sentences
    • On floor exercise one gymnast tumbled a double layout, two whips to double pike, and stuck full-in dismount.
    • In 1999, she suffered the same injury to her left knee while tumbling on floor exercise.
    • I will probably have to get surgery after Worlds because, for now, I can't tumble at all.

transitive verb

  • 1 (make untidy)
    the bedclothes were all tumbleed
    la cama estaba revuelta
  • 2 (toss, turn)
    hacer girar

Phrasal verbs

tumble to

verb + preposition + object
darse cuenta de
at last she tumbled to what he was doing
finalmente se dio cuenta or cayó en la cuenta de lo que estaba haciendo
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