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Definition of "tumbling" []

  • Gymnastics, such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings, performed without the use of specialized apparatus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tumbling" in a sentence
  • "These elements come together because writer-director Christopher Nolan, who did the last two "Batman" films, is a master at creating what he calls a tumbling forward quality, where you're being pulled into the action."
  • ""You have to be streetwise," said knotholer Tim Coppola, looking up at another hazard: objects such as beer bottles tumbling from the stadium wall above."
  • "And if you break your leg tumbling from a tree stand, it's little comfort to know that Tiger Woods could tee up and clear the distance that stands between you and help."