tumble down

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Englisch - Englisch
topple, collapse

Williams has said, in the days following his firing by NPR, that a lot of his assumptions came tumbling down — he was a Liberal because he thought that Liberals were tolerant, open minded folk.

If a building tumbles down, it collapses or parts of it fall off, usually because it is old and no-one has taken care of it. The outer walls looked likely to tumble down in a stiff wind
tumbledown
in disrepair; poorly maintained

They lived in a tumbledown shack on the edge of the woods.

tumble-down
ramshackle, fall to the ground
tumbledown
A tumbledown building is in such a bad condition that it is partly falling down or has holes in it. = ramshackle. a tumbledown building is old and beginning to fall down
tumbledown
{s} shaky, dilapidated, rickety
tumbledown
Ready to fall; dilapidated; ruinous; as, a tumble-down house
tumble down

    Silbentrennung

    tum·ble Down

    Türkische aussprache

    tʌmbıl daun

    Aussprache

    /ˈtəmbəl ˈdoun/ /ˈtʌmbəl ˈdaʊn/

    Etymologie

    [ 't&m-b&l ] (verb.) 14th century. Middle English, frequentative of tumben to dance, from Old English tumbian; akin to Old High German tumOn to reel.

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