Translation of tumble in Spanish:


voltereta, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈtəmbəl//ˈtʌmb(ə)l/


  • 1

    (of acrobat)
    voltereta feminine
    • She can perform huge vertical or horizontal leaps, often resulting in gymnastic tumbles and rolls in midair.
    • He did the high wire. He did the acrobat tumbles.
    • I have never recaptured the excitement of running up to begin a tumble or of preparing for that first round-off and back-flip.
    • Hampton has been into fitness since she took her first tumble in gymnastics as a young girl.
    • Her helmet had fallen off in the undignified tumble.
    • He certainly gave it his all until a tumble in the second half saw him pick up an horrific leg injury.
    • In my fifth month, I received a phonecall from England informing me that my grandfather had fallen over; nothing life-threatening, just a simple tumble in the garden.
    • She took a tumble and banged up her left knee.
    • Hopefully, the drawbacks will be overcome before somebody else takes a painful tumble on the daunting steps in the inky gloom.
    • He took a nasty tumble.
    • You take your tumbles with good grace and always come up smiling.
    • When he tumbles headlong down some stairs, we're treated to a slow-motion pan, looking down on him.
    • She has taken a tumble before, but the compulsory crash helmet, leathers and gloves prevented injuries.
    • The day was filled with crashes and tumbles in the deep powder.
    • He is in such decline his defeat only emphasised that the tumble is irreversible.
    • A competitor in the under 17 race was taken to casualty with a damaged shoulder after taking a tumble on the descent.
    • Fulham appeal for a penalty when Brevett takes a tumble in the area.
    • He has failed to recover fully from the broken neck which he suffered in a horrible tumble.
    • McSharry won despite taking a tumble at the 23-miles mark.
    • Ry jumped around stage in excitement before falling off it in a faked tumble of limbs.
    • The condition means a simple tumble can leave the 14-year-old with broken bones and Hayley has suffered more than 200 fractures since she was born.
    • I caught up with the globetrotting Frenchman in Brisbane and discovered that besides the odd tumble from his motorbike, Gerard has also fallen in love.
    • The woman fell to the ground in a small tumble.
    • ‘I didn't feel great,’ she admitted, confessing to having had a hip injury since she took a tumble in her previous track race in America last weekend.
  • 2

    caída feminine
    to take a tumble caerse

intransitive verb

  • 1

    he tumbled off his horse se cayó del caballo
    • the basket went tumbling down the slope la cesta se fue rodando cuesta abajo
    • the pile of cans came tumbling down el montón de latas se vino abajo
    • he lost his balance and tumbled over perdió el equilibrio y se cayó
    • I tumbled into bed me dejé caer en la cama
  • 2

    (roll, turn)
    (acrobat) dar volteretas
    (kitten/children) revolcarse
    (kitten/children) retozar
    the clothes tumbled around in the machine la ropa daba vueltas en la máquina

transitive verb

  • 1

    (make untidy)
    (hair) alborotar
    the bedclothes were all tumbleed la cama estaba revuelta
  • 2

    (toss, turn)
    hacer girar