Translation of tumble in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈtʌmbəl/


  • 1.1 (of acrobat) voltereta (feminine)
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    • 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.
    1.2 (fall) caída (feminine) to take a tumble caerse*
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    • 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/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (fall) caerse* he tumbled off his horse se cayó del caballo 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
  • 2 (roll, turn) [acrobat] dar* volteretas; [kitten/children] revolcarse*, retozar* the clothes tumbled around in the machine la ropa daba vueltas en la máquina

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (make untidy) [hair] alborotar the bedclothes were all tumbleed la cama estaba revuelta 1.2 (toss, turn) hacer* girar

Phrasal verbs

tumble to

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[scheme] 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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