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Main Entry: 1tum·ble
Pronunciation: primarystresstschwam-bschwal
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): tum·bled; tum·bling /-b(schwa-)lieng/
1 a : to perform gymnastic feats of rolling and turning b : to turn end over end in falling or in flight <the satellite was tumbling out of control>
2 a : to fall suddenly and helplessly b : to suffer a sudden downward turn or defeat
3 : to move or go in a hurried or confused way <everyone came tumbling out at closing time>
4 : to come to understand <I thought you'd tumble to what I meant>
5 : to toss about or together into a confused mass <tumble the ingredients lightly>

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