tumble down

tumble down
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "tumble down":
present tense I/you/we/they tumble down he/she/it tumbles down present participle tumbling down past tense tumbled down past participle tumbled down
1) same as tumble I, 2)

The scaffolding tumbled down, burying him under it.

2) if long hair tumbles down, it hangs down in large amounts

Long dark hair tumbled down her back.

3) same as tumble I, 4)

Communism came tumbling down all over Eastern Europe.


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  • tumble-down — adjective in deplorable condition a street of bedraggled tenements a broken down fence a ramshackle old pier a tumble down shack • Syn: ↑bedraggled, ↑broken down, ↑derelict, ↑d …   Useful english dictionary

  • tumble-down — /tum beuhl down /, adj. dilapidated; ruined; rundown: He lived in a tumble down shack. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • tumble down — phr verb Tumble down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑slope …   Collocations dictionary

  • tumble-down — tum′ble down adj. dilapidated; ruined; run down • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • tumble down — verb topple, collapse Williams has said, in the days following his firing by NPR, that a lot of his assumptions came tumbling down he was a Liberal because he thought that Liberals were tolerant, open minded folk. See Also: tumbledown …   Wiktionary

  • tumble-down — adj dilapidated, ramshackle, ruined, in ruins, broken down, gone to wrack and ruin; in disrepair, rundown, Sl. sleazy; fallen to pieces, crumbled, crumbling, ready to fall; decrepit, tottering, unstable, shaky; untrustworthy, insecure, unsafe …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • tumble-down — ramshackle, fall to the ground …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tumble-down — a. Tottering, ready to fall, dilapidated …   New dictionary of synonyms

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