tumble
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tumble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (drop)
a. la caída
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her tumble on the slope left her feeling a little shaken.Su caída en la pista de esquí la dejó sintiéndose un poco nerviosa.
2. (sports)
a. la voltereta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The gymnasts were practicing tumbles and handsprings.Los gimnastas practicaban volteretas y saltos de paloma.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to drop)
a. caerse
The mailman tripped and tumbled down the stairs.El cartero tropezó y se cayó escaleras abajo.
b. caer
The priceless statuette tumbled out the window and was smashed to bits on the sidewalk.La inestimable estatuilla cayó de la ventana y se hizo pedazos en la acera.
4. (to plummet)
a. caer en picada
Stock prices tumbled during early trading hours today.El precio de las acciones cayó en picada durante las transacciones de esta mañana.
5. (to spin)
a. rodar
The ball slipped out of my hands and went tumbling down the hill.Se me escapó la pelota de las manos y se fue rodando colina abajo.
b. revolcarse
The cat tumbled across the floor, batting at the toy mouse.El gato se revolcó por el piso, manoteando al ratón de juguete.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to realize: used with "to") (United Kingdom)
a. caer en la cuenta de algo
Emily believed he was faithful, but she finally tumbled to his deceit.Emily creía que él era fiel, pero finalmente cayó en la cuenta de su engaño.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to tousle)
a. alborotar
The grandfather kissed the little girl on the forehead and tumbled her hair.El abuelo besó a la pequeña en la frente y le alborotó el cabello.
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tumble
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fall)
a. el caída f, revolcón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to take a tumblecaer, caerse
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(prices)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (person)
a. caer, caerse
4. (fig)
a. caer en (prices)
b. picado or
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. picada
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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tumble [ˈtʌmbl]
noun
(fall) caída (f); (somersault) voltereta (f); rodada (f); (LAm)
to have or take a tumble caerse; to have a tumble in the hay retozar; hacer el amor (en el pajar); to take a tumble bajar de golpe; dar un bajón
intransitive verb
1 (fall) caerse; (stumble) tropezar
to tumble downstairs/down a hill rodar por la escalera/por una colina; rodar escaleras abajo/cuesta abajo; to go tumbling over and over ir rodando
2 [+water] correr con fuerza
Waterfalls crash and tumble over rocks ...the tumbling streams of the Zonba Plateau
[+prices] caer en picado; desplomarse
House prices have tumbled by almost 30% in real terms Share prices continued to tumble today
3 (rush)
to tumble into/out of bed tirarse en/saltar de la cama; the children tumbled out of the room/car los niños salieron de la habitación/del coche en tropel
4 (Britain) (suddenly understand)
to tumble to sth caer en la cuenta de algo
transitive verb
(knock down) derribar; abatir; tumbar; derrocar; (upset) hacer caer; (disarrange) desarreglar;
modifier
tumble dryer (n) secadora (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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