tumble across (something)

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tumble across (something)

1. Literally, to trip on something with one's foot. I wasn't watching where I was going and tumbled across the root of a tree. The child tumbled across the steps of the house.
2. To find, discover, or happen upon something casually or by chance. I tumbled across this fantastic little café the other day. Let me know if you tumble across my keys—I haven't been able to find them.
See also: across, tumble
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"With continued greenhouse gas emissions and the resulting impact on global temperatures, records will continue to be broken in the future." Searing heatwaves saw records tumble across Europe last month, with unusually high temperatures within the Arctic Circle as well.
This was followed by the COTE-ROTIE 'BRUNE ET BLONDE DE GUIGAL' 2013 (RRP PS51.49), which has red berry fruit intermingled with the darker blackberry fruits that tumble across the palate.
Snow flurries hit the North East on Monday and yesterday as temperatures took a further tumble across the region.
Snow flurries hit the North East on Monday and Tuesday as temperatures took a further tumble across the region.
Iran prides itself on the calm of its internal security, but a senior Pasdar commander says most of its seven land neighbors have terrible border security and foreign problems therefore tumble across the borders into Iran.
Box office records are also expected to be tumble across Scandinavia, the Netherlands, South Africa and Morocco, where the film is also opening ahead of its US launch.
The announcement comes as oil prices tumble across the globe.
Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton has seen its annual net profits almost wiped out as China seems to have lost its hunger for raw materials, causing commodities prices to tumble across the world.
It's a picture perfect scene: an old colonial mansion hotel set against lush Goan jungle; a sea breeze rolling in from the coast; the smell of ground spices wafting from the kitchen wing; monkeys that tumble across the roof tiles and toss mangoes at guests Yet Casa Susegad is a hotel with a difference, and its owners are not quite what you'd expect.
So fast I get thrown off my board, soar through the sky like Icarus and tumble across the street.
Dubai: As waves of jittery sell-offs on global stock markets wiped out $672 billion in two days in the worst turmoil in four years on fears of bleaker growth prospects, Dubai bourse led the tumble across the Middle East.
Airborne vampires and snarling werewolves tumble across the screen locked in brutal combat.
His understanding of nature is delicately interpreted in the arrangement of rose petals, poppies or wisteria that tumble across each piece, owing much to his ability to convey texture through different degrees of transparency.