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som·er·sault

also sum·mer·sault (sŭm′ər-sôlt′)
n.
1. An acrobatic stunt in which the body rolls forward or backward in a complete revolution with the knees bent and the feet coming over the head. Also called somerset; also called regionally tumbleset.
2. A complete reversal, as of sympathies or opinions.
intr.v. som·er·sault·ed, som·er·sault·ing, som·er·saults also sum·mer·sault·ed or sum·mer·sault·ing or sum·mer·saults
To execute a somersault.

[Obsolete French sombresault, variant of sobresault, from Old Provençal sobresaut : sobre-, above (from Latin suprā; see uper in Indo-European roots) + saut, leap (from Latin saltus, from past participle of salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots).]

somersault

(ˈsʌməˌsɔːlt) or

summersault

n
1. (Gymnastics)
a. a forward roll in which the head is placed on the ground and the trunk and legs are turned over it
b. a similar roll in a backward direction
2. (Gymnastics) an acrobatic feat in which either of these rolls are performed in midair, as in diving or gymnastics
3. a complete reversal of opinion, policy, etc
vb
(Gymnastics) (intr) to perform a somersault
[C16: from Old French soubresault, probably from Old Provençal sobresaut, from sobre over (from Latin super) + saut a jump, leap (from Latin saltus)]

som•er•sault

(ˈsʌm ərˌsɔlt)

n.
1. an acrobatic movement, either forward or backward, in which the body rolls end over end, making a complete revolution.
2. such a movement performed in the air as part of a dive, tumbling routine, etc.
v.i.
3. to perform a somersault.
Sometimes, som′er•set` (-ˌsɛt)
[1520–30; < Middle French sombresaut, alter. of sobresault. literally, overleap]

somersault


Past participle: somersaulted
Gerund: somersaulting

Imperative
somersault
somersault
Present
I somersault
you somersault
he/she/it somersaults
we somersault
you somersault
they somersault
Preterite
I somersaulted
you somersaulted
he/she/it somersaulted
we somersaulted
you somersaulted
they somersaulted
Present Continuous
I am somersaulting
you are somersaulting
he/she/it is somersaulting
we are somersaulting
you are somersaulting
they are somersaulting
Present Perfect
I have somersaulted
you have somersaulted
he/she/it has somersaulted
we have somersaulted
you have somersaulted
they have somersaulted
Past Continuous
I was somersaulting
you were somersaulting
he/she/it was somersaulting
we were somersaulting
you were somersaulting
they were somersaulting
Past Perfect
I had somersaulted
you had somersaulted
he/she/it had somersaulted
we had somersaulted
you had somersaulted
they had somersaulted
Future
I will somersault
you will somersault
he/she/it will somersault
we will somersault
you will somersault
they will somersault
Future Perfect
I will have somersaulted
you will have somersaulted
he/she/it will have somersaulted
we will have somersaulted
you will have somersaulted
they will have somersaulted
Future Continuous
I will be somersaulting
you will be somersaulting
he/she/it will be somersaulting
we will be somersaulting
you will be somersaulting
they will be somersaulting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been somersaulting
you have been somersaulting
he/she/it has been somersaulting
we have been somersaulting
you have been somersaulting
they have been somersaulting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been somersaulting
you will have been somersaulting
he/she/it will have been somersaulting
we will have been somersaulting
you will have been somersaulting
they will have been somersaulting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been somersaulting
you had been somersaulting
he/she/it had been somersaulting
we had been somersaulting
you had been somersaulting
they had been somersaulting
Conditional
I would somersault
you would somersault
he/she/it would somersault
we would somersault
you would somersault
they would somersault
Past Conditional
I would have somersaulted
you would have somersaulted
he/she/it would have somersaulted
we would have somersaulted
you would have somersaulted
they would have somersaulted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.somersault - an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and returnsomersault - an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
tumble - an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
flip-flop - a backward somersault
Verb1.somersault - do a somersault
roll over - make a rolling motion or turn; "The dog rolled over"
Translations
يَنْقَلِب في الهَواء، يَتَشَقْلَب
přemetudělat přemet
kolbøttelave en kolbøttelave en saltomortalesaltomortale
bukfenc
kollhnís; heljarstökktaka heljarstökk; fara kollhnís
atlikti saltokūliavirstissaltoverstisvertimasis
kūlenismest kūleni
premeturobiť premet
kozolec
parendetaklatakla atmak

somersault

[ˈsʌməsɔːlt]
A. N (by person) → voltereta f, salto m mortal; (by car etc) → vuelco m, vuelta f de campana
to turn or do a somersaultdar una voltereta, dar un salto mortal
B. VI [person] → dar una voltereta, dar un salto mortal; [car etc] → dar una vuelta de campana

somersault

[ˈsʌmərsɔːlt]
n
(on ground)culbute f; (in air)saut m périlleux
(= sudden change in opinion, policy) → pirouette f, volte-face f
vi
[person] (on ground)faire la culbute; (in air)faire un saut périlleux
[car] → faire un tonneau

somersault

nPurzelbaum m; (Sport, fig) → Salto m; to do or turn a somersaulteinen Purzelbaum schlagen; (Sport) → einen Salto machen; (car) → sich überschlagen, einen Salto machen (inf); (stomach)einen Satz machen
vi (person)einen Purzelbaum schlagen; (Sport) → einen Salto machen; (car)sich überschlagen, einen Salto machen (inf); the car somersaulted into a lamppostdas Auto hat sich überschlagen und ist gegen einen Laternenpfahl geprallt

somersault

[ˈsʌməˌsɔːlt]
1. n (by person) → capriola; (in air) → salto mortale; (by car) → ribaltamento, cappottamento
2. vi (see n) (also turn a somersault) → fare una capriola, fare un salto mortale, cappottare, ribaltarsi

somersault

(ˈsaməsoːlt) noun
a leap or roll in which a person turns with his feet going over his head.
verb
to make such a leap or roll.