Synonyms of tumble
1 fallDictionary • The dog had tumbled down the cliff.
drop • Part of an aeroplane had dropped out of the sky and hit me.
topple • He released his hold and toppled slowly backwards.
roll • The ship was still rolling in the troughs.
pitch • He pitched head-first over the low wall.
toss • The small boat tossed about in the high seas like a cork.
stumble • The smoke was so thick that I stumbled on the first step.
flop • She flopped, exhausted, on to a sofa.
fall head over heels
fall end over end
2 fall steeply or sharply • House prices have tumbled by almost 30 per cent.
fall steeply or sharply
fall • Her weight fell to under seven stones.
decline • a declining birth rate
slide • She had slid into depression.
slump • Net profits slumped.
plummet • The car plummeted off a cliff.
take a dive
3 cascadeDictionary • Waterfalls crash and tumble over rocks.
cascade • A waterfall cascades down the cliff from the hills.
fall • Her father fell into the sea after a massive heart attack.
flow • A stream flowed down into the valley.
pour • Blood was pouring from his broken nose.
stream • Tears streamed down their faces.
spill • When the bell rings, more than 1,000 children spill from the classrooms.
4 hurryDictionary • I love tumbling into my apartment and slamming the door.
hurry • Claire hurried along the road.
rush • Someone inside the building rushed out.
pile • They all piled into the car.
scramble • More than a million fans are expected to scramble for tickets.
scuttle • Two very small children scuttled away.
scurry • The attack began, sending residents scurrying for cover.
1 fallDictionary • He injured his knee in a tumble from his horse.
fall • The helmets are designed to withstand impacts equivalent to a fall from a bicycle.
drop • There was a sheer drop just outside my window.
trip • Slips, trips and falls were monitored using a daily calendar.
plunge • the stock market plunge
PHRASAL VERB:▷ tumble to something
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cascadeIf water cascades somewhere, it pours or flows downwards very fast and in large quantities.
• A waterfall cascades down the cliff from the hills.
declineIf something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.
• a declining birth rate
• Part of an aeroplane had dropped out of the sky and hit me.
Thesaurus for tumble from the Collins English Thesaurus
to fall or cause to fall, esp awkwardly, precipitately, or violently