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Tumble up

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tumble up to get out of bed: to throw into confusion
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tumbian; cf. Old High Ger. tūmilōn (Ger. taumeln), Ice. tumba, to dance.

Usage

In literature:

Raking the tumbled blond hair out of his eyes, Gray got up.
"A World is Born" by Leigh Douglass Brackett
Rising up in peaks ahead and astern, a drunken tailor could not have tumbled off one of them had he tried.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
After a time I managed to swing one leg up on to the edge and to tumble up.
"A Book of Discovery" by Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
The waters bubbled up, tumbling into her on either side; but still the boy held firm hold of his tiller.
"Michael Penguyne" by William H. G. Kingston
Lyman got up, dragged him to the door and tumbled him down the stairs.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
Startled, the hind leapt up, and from her womb Her offspring tumbled in the rushing stream.
"Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan" by Toru Dutt
The watch below came tumbling up with eager looks.
"The Two Whalers" by W.H.G. Kingston
So the captain roars down the hatchway, `Tumble up there!
"Fast in the Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
It came on to blow after a time, the sea got up and the ship tumbled about, and the poor lady was unable to watch over me.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
The crew had tumbled up and were getting the boats ready.
"Swept Out to Sea" by W. Bertram Foster
The boy picked it up, and it tumbled from his hand again, pointing in the same direction.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
My big boy tumble down, you white boy tumble up.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
If you tumble, you can get up again.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Brick and Hamp gathered themselves up from the pine boughs, where the blow had tumbled them.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
The men came tumbling up from below, and the business of the day commenced.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
Little White Bear jumped up but tumbled back.
"Little White Fox and his Arctic Friends" by Roy J. Snell
Walk up, roll up, tumble up, any way you get up!
"Boy Life" by William Dean Howells
Roll up, tumble up, any way to get up!
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
We were several thousand feet up now, flying over what seemed to be a tumbling mass of small volcanic craters.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Foot tumbled up in a flannel waistcoat.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
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In poetry:

Jack and Gill went up the hill
To draw a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Gill came tumbling after.
"The Water Carriers" by Oscar Fay Adams
"An' then, when to their bunks they crawl,
Their eyes ain't closed afore
'All 'ands!' they hear the bos'n bawl,
An' tumble up once more."
"The Day's Work" by Cicely Fox Smith
One shave from him and you'd want no more &mdash
You 'd feel his razor sharp
Then tumble wallop through the floor
And wake up playing a harp
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee
And 'Oyez, Oyez' following after me
On my great errand to the sundown went.
Lost, lost, and lost, whenas the cross road flee
Up tumbled hills, on each for eyes attent
A carriage creepeth.
"The Australian Bell-Bird" by Jean Ingelow
Bob's livin' lonely, same as me;
But he don't take to frettin' so
An' gettin' megrims after tea.
He reads a lot at night, I know;
His hut has books half up the wall
That I don't tumble to at all.
"Old Bob Blair" by C J Dennis
I'll wrap up even in darkness, in twilight crimson indeed
and the world will go by with a twig, a shred or a gesture;
then silence will tumble
pass the eyes in a streak
and I'll say: not being I am.
"Erotic" by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski

In news:

Chain-mail tanks, dresses, and accessories slink up the season's rough-and-tumble fabrics and attitudes.
The adorably squeaky cub can be seen pushing itself up slowly, taking a step, then tumbling over in a sleepy haze in footage recorded by zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo.
WILMINGTON — The AuSable River tumbled down, crossing under state Route 86 in Wilmington, as several mountain bikers geared up for a Sunday afternoon ride on the Wild Forest Flume Trail System.
In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever - a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert.
Ever since the Flower Power revolution took hold of the East Village in the 1960's, Astor Place has had a split persona as a neighborhood where well-behaved Greenwich Village bumps up against its rough-and-tumble cousin to the east.
STEVE HARLEY AND COCKNEY REBEL Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile) Mr Soft Sebastian Mr Raffles Loves A Prima Donna Tumbling Down Judy Teen Here Comes The Sun.
TOKYO — Six months after his party's historic election victory, tumbling approval ratings and mounting troubles threaten to make Yukio Hatoyama end up as just another unpopular Japanese prime minister.
WASHINGTON — In the rough-and-tumble of a town hall-style debate, not all of the presidential candidates' claims stood up to scrutiny Tuesday night.
The "Tumbling Waters Trail" certainly lives up to it's name.
It turned out to be Tumble Down Badger — a local band made up of bored musicians who found each other on Craigslist.
In the eight years that he occupied office, George W Bush saw his approval ratings skyrocket up to 90 percent post-Sept 11, 2001 and tumble to as low as 25 percent on three separate occasions (gallup.com).
A brook tumbles by where smugglers once set up illicit stills, while stunning Perthshire countryside rolls away into the hills.
Woman attempts to ride motorized wheelchair up T escalator, takes a tumble.
Running alongside the road up to Bolton Valley Resort, Joiner Brook tumbles downstream to make five separate waterfalls.
Nu Skin Stock Ready To Play Make Up After 20% Tumble.
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