Tumbling
Tumble Tum"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tumbling}.] [OE. tumblen, AS. tumbian to turn heels over head, to dance violently; akin to D. tuimelen to fall, Sw. tumla, Dan. tumle, Icel. tumba; and cf. G. taumeln to reel, to stagger.] 1. To roll over, or to and fro; to throw one's self about; as, a person on pain tumbles and tosses. [1913 Webster]

2. To roll down; to fall suddenly and violently; to be precipitated; as, to tumble from a scaffold. [1913 Webster]

He who tumbles from a tower surely has a greater blow than he who slides from a molehill. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. To play tricks by various movements and contortions of the body; to perform the feats of an acrobat. --Rowe. [1913 Webster]

{To tumble home} (Naut.), to incline inward, as the sides of a vessel, above the bends or extreme breadth; -- used esp. in the phrase tumbling home. Cf. {Wall-sided}. [1913 Webster]


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  • tumbling — [ tɶmbliŋ ] n. m. • v. 1980; mot angl. « cabriole » ♦ Anglic. Gymnastique acrobatique consistant en des séries de sauts exécutés rapidement les uns à la suite des autres sur une piste étroite et longue. ● tumbling nom masculin (mot anglais,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tumbling — Tum bling, a. & vb. n. from {Tumble}, v. [1913 Webster] {Tumbling barrel}. Same as {Rumble}, n., 4. {Tumbling bay}, an overfall, or weir, in a canal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tumbling — may refer to:* Tumbling (gymnastics), floor gymnastics similar to somersault, back handsprings, and roundoffs * Tumble polishingee also* Tumbler …   Wikipedia

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  • tumbling — The smoothing of an aluminum surface by tumbling it in rotating barrels with metallic or ceramic shot but without any form of abrasive …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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