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Definition of somersault noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    somersault

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈsʌmərˌsɔlt//
     
     
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  1. 1a movement in which someone turns over completely, with their feet over their head, on the ground, or in the air to do/turn a somersault He turned back somersaults.
  2. 2(figurative) Her heart did a somersault when she saw him.
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