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noun [C]  /ˈsʌm·ərˌsɔlt/ us  
a rolling movement or jump, either forward or backward, in which you turn over completely, with your body above your head, and finish on your feet: She turned somersaults on the lawn.
verb [I]  /ˈsʌm·ərˌsɔlt/ us  
The bus plunged down the hill, somersaulted twice, and landed on its side.
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