Definition Of tumbles
(typically of a person) fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.
she pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs
a friendly sign of recognition, acknowledgment, or interest.
not a soul gave him a tumble
a sudden or headlong fall.
I took a tumble in the nettles
clean (castings, gemstones, etc.) in a tumbling barrel.
perform acrobatic or gymnastic exercises, typically handsprings and somersaults in the air.
On floor exercise one gymnast tumbled a double layout, two whips to double pike, and stuck full-in dismount.
Example Of tumbles
a tumble in share prices
A silver lining in the world economy can be found in the global oil market, where prices have been tumbling in recent weeks.
A young man stepped into the firelight, his face partly obscured by tumbles of dark brown hair.
Charles tumbled out of the room, and leaped to his feet.
Despite the predictions, some first-time buyers remained confident there would be a tumble in prices.