tumble upon (something)

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tumble upon (something)

1. Literally, to trip on something with one's foot. I wasn't watching where I was going and tumbled upon the root of a tree. The child tumbled upon the steps of the house.
2. To find, discover, or happen upon something casually or by chance. I tumbled upon this fantastic little café the other day. Let me know if you tumble upon my keys—I haven't been able to find them.
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He came round the back of the fir-tree, and nearly tumbled upon the top of his Cousin Peter.
These spires were like great spear-points, and if they tumbled upon one of them they were likely to suffer serious injury.
He saw the rags rise higher and higher above him until at last they tumbled upon the floor from the body of a naked man--a thin, a bony, a hideous caricature of man, that mouthed and mummed and, wabbling upon its weak and shaking legs, crumpled to the floor again, still laughing--laughing horribly.
Then on May 26 in the European Champions League final in Kiev, Salah of Liverpool and Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid tumbled to the pitch together, and Salah, 26, tumbled upon his shoulder, and blame started tumbling everywhere but mostly toward Ramos, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called it "very bad for Mo Salah, for us and for Egypt".
While I wish it tumbled upon impact more frequently, I am piore than impressed with its ability to penetrate barriers.
The girl, who was running away from the violent hooligans, tumbled upon a stone and fell.
"Recently I tumbled upon images of the match by accident.
Battiston, who is on the staff of Bordeaux, said: "Recently I tumbled upon images of the match by accident.
They stood quietly enjoying the moment as illuminated flakes tumbled upon them.
KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- KSE benchmark tumbled upon closing Tuesday's session shedding up to 130.2 points, reaching the level of 6,534 points.
After dinner we decided to take a walk and tumbled upon a rocking street party in the Old Town, on the left bank of the River Limmat.
Meantime, another labourer was killed when a wall tumbled upon him under violent gusts in Dausaku Chowk area of Sheikhupura.
Nought was recognised of this amazing man in the modern day until, entirely appropriately, a North East athlete of considerable repute Arthur McKenzie tumbled upon a sliver of information with his great friend and athletics coach Stan Long.
Geologists tumbled upon the "Jurassic treasure trove" while they were trying to locate a suitable spot to excavate the riverbed for a research.