tumble to (something)

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tumble to (something)

1. To fall or topple to some lower location or level. I feared the worst when I saw my grandfather tumble to the floor. He kicked the crate and watched it tumble to the basement.
2. obsolescent To arrive at some conclusion or understanding. I have since tumbled to the belief that animals prove far better companions than other people. It was only after the debt collectors began taking away our belongings that I tumbled to the reality of David's financial woes.
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tumble to

v. Slang
To come to some sudden understanding; catch on to something: I tumbled to the reality that the other card players were cheating.
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In his last junior competition for GB he competed in the 2016 European Championships, where he produced some of his best tumbles to take the individual bronze and also help his team make history by being the first junior GB team to win the team European title.
They worked very hard on improving their tumbles to show that they are among the best for their level, not only in our region but nationally.
Day one of the international event, held at the start of September, was qualification during which Kallum got off to a great start completing two powerful tumbles to finish in first place - 3.6 points ahead of second place.