French translation of 'tumble'
1. (= fall) chute f
to have a tumble faire une chute
to take a tumble [person] faire une chute; [prices] dégringoler
2. (= somersault) culbute f
1. (= fall) tomber
She pushed him and sent him tumbling downstairs. Elle le poussa et le fit tomber dans les escaliers.
The gun tumbled out of his hand. Le pistolet lui tomba des mains.
2. (= do somersaults) faire des culbutes
3. [water] tomber (en cascade)
4. (= decrease rapidly) [prices] dégringoler
Phrasal verbstumble down, tumble to
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A shower of unexpected dust tumbled about him.Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)
A glut means the commodity's price has tumbled by almost a quarter over the past 12 months.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Overall, there were far fewer deals in natural resources than expected amid tumbling oil prices.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Some steel prices have also tumbled.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The jump in inflation was almost entirely down to energy, the cost of which tumbled as the oil price collapsed, but underlying consumer prices growth remained weak.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The value of commercial property nationwide tumbled by almost half in a few months.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We clip it back to 1 billion as asset values tumble.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He had also a lot of hair which tumbled over his forehead in heavy locks and made his thin face seem smaller.The Secret Garden (1911)
They had dear little fur coats of their own; and they tumbled about the doorstep and played in the dust.The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1930)
Debt also tumbled and the group has now expanded its capital investment plans.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Get up early and make the most of your tumbling blonde hair.The Sun (2012)
He has a tumble of blond hair and a button nose.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Inflation halved in 1986 as oil tumbled.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Look out for the especially sweet one who takes a tumble while clutching a teddy bear.The Sun (2012)
Take a serious tumble and you could end up in an orthopaedic ward.The Sun (2016)
And security staff had to rescue a woman who had taken a tumble outside a venue in the city.The Sun (2016)
But their value tumbled and so he is 500,000 out of pocket.The Sun (2009)
House prices tumbled by around 20 per cent in the credit crunch but staged a shock recovery last year.The Sun (2010)
On Wednesday it is expected figures will show unemployment has taken another tumble.The Sun (2014)
The tumble in the value of the rouble is not just bruising; it is quite unnerving.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The value of websites that help consumers find cheaper utility suppliers and insurance has also tumbled.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: tumble VERB
If someone or something tumbles somewhere, they fall there with a rolling or bouncing movement.
He tumbled down the stairs.
Translation of tumble from the Collins English to French Dictionary