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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The failing of countries creates insecurity that tumbles across geographical borders.
Mendes' bouncy, tousled hair tumbles across her face.
Hong Kong share prices opened four per cent higher on Friday, with dealers crediting the rise to bargain-hunting investors keen to take advantage of recent tumbles across Asian markets.
In line with equity tumbles across Asia, Tokyo stocks fell almost across the board with the heaviest falls seen in real estate, warehouse and harbor transport services, and banking issues.
The mountain is warmly illuminated in contrast to the cool shadowy hues of rocks and plants in the foreground and middle distance, where a waterfall tumbles across boulders and bare, fallen trees.
Tumbles across Asian equity markets and the dollar's depreciation to the mid-107 yen level from the lower 108 yen zone logged late Thursday in Tokyo also weighed on market sentiment in Tokyo.