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Definition of tumble noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a sudden fall The jockey took a nasty tumble at the third fence. Share prices took a sharp tumble following news of the merger. see also rough and tumble
  2. 2[singular] tumble (of something) a messy group of things a tumble of blond curls
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: tumble