take a tumble

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

take a tumble (third-person singular simple present takes a tumble, present participle taking a tumble, simple past took a tumble, past participle taken a tumble)

  1. To fall off something, or down something.
    Prince Charles spent the night in the hospital after he took a tumble off his horse yesterday while playing polo and briefly lost consciousness.
  2. (idiomatic) To fall in price or value.
    Acme Industries shares took a tumble yesterday to the lowest value since 2001.

See also[edit]

Appendix:Collocations of do, have, make, and take