tumble to

Definition of tumble to

British, informal

  1. :  to understand or become aware of (something) They didn't tumble to the seriousness of the problem.

Word by Word Definitions

  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 trip made at another's expense

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