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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Stock markets tumbled across the world as the scale of the problems facing all banks became clear.
Viewing records also tumbled across the world, with Britain's Sky Atlantic and OCS in France showing episodes in the middle of the night in sync with their US premieres.
Witnesses say it is a "miracle" that the Prince walked away from Thursday's collision unharmed after his A419 Land Rover collided with a Kia, and tumbled across the road.
The burly Voit tumbled across the plate, actually making a nifty slide, to just make it home on Didi Gregorius' sacrifice fly.
Sterling tumbled across the currency markets in Monday's opening following the electrifying decision of London Mayor, Boris Johnson, to join the Brexit campaign which amplified fears over the UK leaving the European Union.
Numbers of fluent Welsh speakers tumbled across the region to 135,200 in 2013-15, while numbers actually slightly increased across Wales.
As they increased rates, crude oil prices plunged and inflation tumbled across the globe, leading to a very high risk of a deflationary period.
STOCK markets tumbled across Europe yesterday amid a run on Greek banks and the first signs of panic buying in the country.
PARIS, Jan 5 (KUNA) -- Share prices tumbled across the board on the Paris Stock Exchange Monday as fears of a Greek debt default and withdrawal from the Euro hit markets across Europe.
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Reigning world champion Chapuis, 24, overtook teammate Arnaud Bovolenta half way down the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park course to lock down gold and silver, while Jonathan Midol, another Frenchman, tumbled across the line to take the bronze.
When Gillings came across the final jump she was neck-andneck with Moioli but both fell again in their desperate attempt to make the top three, they didn't dip for the line but tumbled across it.
In Penny's book, Bess Cummings, one of the survivors, recalls the terrifying attack: "The entire ship shuddered, furniture fell about and wardrobes tumbled across the doors, which made getting out of cabins very difficult.