tumble to

phrasal verb

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

Examples of tumble to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its metal frame extends around each tier to keep your spirited sips from tumbling to their demise during your commute around the room. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 May 2024 As Lopez tumbled to the ground, his hand left the backpack. Julia Coin, Charlotte Observer, 14 May 2024 On the ensuing shift, Tkachuk and Pastrnak dropped their gloves near center ice — with Tkachuk laying down a few big right hooks as both tumbled to the ice. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 9 May 2024 But the plane stalled and tumbled to the ground, the report states. Will Greenlee, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024 The night Serna died, the video shows jail staff watching her fall, striking her head and tumbling to the floor. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2024 With two potential runs on the bases, Conforto launched feebly off his feet and tumbled to the outfield grass as the ball skirted behind him. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 15 Apr. 2024 The troopers tumbled to the ground and the car sped away before coming to a stop a quarter of a mile away. Ernesto Londoño, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2024 Tesla reported earlier this month that its deliveries tumbled to 387,000 in the first quarter, a 20 percent falloff from the previous quarter and an 8 percent drop year over year. Trisha Thadani, Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2024

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“Tumble to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumble%20to. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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