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somersault

noun [C] uk   /ˈsʌm.ə.sɔːlt/ us    /-ɚ.sɑːlt/
a rolling movement or jump, either forwards or backwards, in which you turn over completely, with your body above your head, and finish with your head on top again: She was so happy she turned three somersaults on the lawn.
somersault
verb [I] uk   us  
The bus plunged down the embankment, somersaulted twice, and finally landed on its side.
Translations of “somersault”
in Korean 재주넘기…
in Arabic شَقْلَبة…
in French culbute…
in Turkish takla, perende…
in Italian capriola…
in Chinese (Traditional) 筋斗…
in Russian сальто…
in Polish fikołek, koziołek, przewrót…
in Spanish salto mortal…
in Portuguese cambalhota…
in German der Purzelbaum…
in Catalan tombarella…
in Japanese 宙返り, とんぼ返り…
in Chinese (Simplified) 筋斗…
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