Synonyms of tumbling


1. acrobatics, tumbling, gymnastics, gymnastic exercise

usage: the gymnastic moves of an acrobat


1. tumble, topple, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: fall down, as if collapsing; "The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"

2. topple, tumble, tip, push, force

usage: cause to topple or tumble by pushing

3. tumble, roll over

usage: roll over and over, back and forth

4. whirl, tumble, whirl around, move

usage: fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"

5. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse, change integrity

usage: fall apart; "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

6. tumble, scramble, jumble, throw together

usage: throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"

7. catch on, get wise, get onto, tumble, latch on, cotton on, twig, get it, grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend

usage: understand, usually after some initial difficulty; "She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on"

8. tumble, drop

usage: fall suddenly and sharply; "Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency"

9. tumble, toss

usage: put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying; "Wash in warm water and tumble dry"

10. tumble, worsen, decline

usage: suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

11. tumble, exercise, work out

usage: do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully

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Definition and meaning of tumbling (Dictionary)