tumble to

Definition of tumble to

British, informal
:to understand or become aware of (something)
  • They didn't tumble to the seriousness of the problem.

Word by Word Definitions

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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