tumble on


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tumble

verb
1. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily:
Idiom: take a fall.
2. To undergo a sharp, rapid descent in value or price:
Idiom: take a sudden downtrend.
3. To bring about the downfall of:
phrasal verb
tumble on
To find or meet by chance:
bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon).
Archaic: alight on (or upon).
Idiom: meet up with.
noun
1. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground:
Informal: header.
2. A usually swift downward trend, as in prices:
4. A group of things gathered haphazardly:
References in classic literature ?
They lock themselves together and chew each other's jaws for a while; then they roll and tumble on the ground till one loses a horn or a leg and has to haul off for repairs.