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tumble down

1. To collapse or come falling downward. He tripped on the wire running across the hallway and went tumbling down the stairs. The tower came tumbling down after the demolition crews set off the explosive charges.
2. To fall from a high rank or a position of power. That surprise loss sees the former champion tumble down from 1st to 6th place in the tournament leaderboards. The scandal brought the prime minister tumbling down from power. Stock prices have continued tumbling down as the president refuses to rule out a trade war with other nations.
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tumble someone or something down something

to tip or push someone or something down something. Timmy tumbled his brother down the hill. Ann tumbled her laundry down the chute.
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tumble down

to fall down; to topple. The old barn was so rickety that it almost tumbled down on its own. The pile of books tumbled down all over the floor.
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tumble down

v.
1. To topple, as from power or a high position; fall: That horse started out the race in the lead, but tumbled down to fifth place.
2. To collapse: The wall tumbled down when I leaned on it.
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References in classic literature ?
So they fell upon it with such violence that all its branches cracked; if it had not been fixed firmly in the ground, it would certainly have tumbled down.
And the man told about Humpy-Dumpy that tumbled down, who notwithstanding came to the throne, and at last married the princess.
They were a good deal taken aback, and after a little consultation one and all tumbled down the fore companion, thinking no doubt to take us on the rear.
The houses of Gravesend crowd upon the shore with an effect of confusion as if they had tumbled down haphazard from the top of the hill at the back.
The tray was kept from tumbling down, by a bible; and the tray, if it had tumbled down, would have smashed a quantity of cups and saucers and a teapot that were grouped around the book.
TIMMY TIPTOES made no reply; he had tumbled down inside the tree, upon half a peck of nuts belonging to himself.
Islamabad -- The government should immediately pass on the benefit of reduced oil price to the general public as the crude oil price in international market has tumbled down from $72 per barrel in April 2019 to around $66 per barrel by end of June 2019.
Several UK cities, including Aberdeen and London, have tumbled down the rankings in an annual survey of the world's most expensive places to live.
A report from the Quezon police said Thursday the wayward vehicle sideswiped a hilly side of the road that caused De la Rama to fall and consequently be pinned down by the truck's wire poles cargo that also tumbled down.
Summary: Kondaagattu (Telangana) [India] Sep 11 (ANI): At least 45 people, many of whom were pilgrims, were killed after a state transport bus tumbled down a gorge near Kondaagattu area of Telangana's Jagitial district.
A woman tumbled down the stairs on an overpass during a powerful windstorm in northern China.
Mr Anderson left other daredevils trailing in his wake as he sprinted, tripped and tumbled down Cooper's Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire.
The truck tumbled down a road's shoulder in Yayladagi district of Hatay due to unknown reasons, said military sources.
A RESCUE operation was launched after a man tumbled down a cliff face at South Shields.