take a tumble

Definition of take a tumble

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

  1. :  to fall suddenly and helplessly

    :  to suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

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

  1. :  a disordered mass of objects or material

    :  a disorderly state

    :  an act or instance of tumbling

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a brief usually trivial fact

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