take a tumble

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take a tumble

: to come or go down suddenly from a standing position : to fall
  • She took a tumble down the stairs.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

tumble play
  1. : to fall suddenly and helplessly

  2. : to suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

  3. : to decline suddenly and sharply (as in price) : drop

  1. : a disordered mass of objects or material

  2. : a disorderly state

  3. : an act or instance of tumbling


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