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Meaning of “tumble” in the English Dictionary

"tumble" in British English

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tumbleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtʌm.bl̩/
to ​fallquickly and without ​control: I ​lost my ​footing and tumbled down the ​stairs. At any ​moment the ​wholebuilding could tumble down. He ​lost his ​balance and tumbled over. to ​fall a lot in ​value in a ​shorttime: Share ​prices tumbled ​yesterday. to ​move in an ​uncontrolled way, as if ​falling or ​likely to ​fall: An ​excitedgroup of ​children tumbled out of ​school/the ​bus.
Phrasal verbs

tumblenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʌm.bl̩/
(Definition of tumble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tumble" in American English

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tumbleverb [I]

 us   /ˈtʌm·bəl/
to ​fall or ​rollquickly and without ​control: Rocks tumbled down the ​hill. She ​lost her ​balance and tumbled into the ​mud. fig. Stock ​prices tumbled (= ​quicklylost a lot of ​value).
tumble
noun [C]  us   /ˈtʌm·bəl/
I took a tumble and ​hurt my ​knee.
(Definition of tumble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tumble" in Business English

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tumbleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈtʌmbl/ STOCK MARKET
to go down in ​amount or ​value very quickly and suddenly: tumble to sth (from sth) Its ​stock has tumbled to $1.62 a ​share from a high of $14 last week. tumble 20%/20 points/20 cents December ​crudeoil tumbled 51 ​cents to $24.34 a ​barrel. Stock and ​bondprices tumbled ​sharply.

tumblenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʌmbl/
a sudden and large ​reduction in ​value or ​amount: Financial ​stocks are expected to take a tumble as ​interestratesrise.
(Definition of tumble from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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