collapse vs tumble what difference

what is difference between collapse and tumble

English

Etymology

From Latin collāpsus (past participle of collābor).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈlæps/
  • Rhymes: -æps

Verb

collapse (third-person singular simple present collapses, present participle collapsing, simple past and past participle collapsed)

  1. (intransitive) To break apart and fall down suddenly; to cave in.
    • 1843, Samuel Maunder, The Scientific and Literary Treasury
      A balloon collapses when the gas escapes from it.
  2. (intransitive) To cease to function due to a sudden breakdown; to fail suddenly and completely.
  3. (intransitive) To fold compactly.
  4. (transitive, computing) To hide additional directory (folder) levels below the selected directory (folder) levels. When a folder contains no additional folders, a minus sign (-) appears next to the folder.
  5. (cricket) For several batsmen to get out in quick succession
  6. (transitive) To cause something to collapse.
  7. (intransitive) To pass out and fall to the floor or ground, as from exhaustion or other illness; to faint.

Derived terms

  • collapsible

Translations

Noun

collapse (countable and uncountable, plural collapses)

  1. The act of collapsing.
  2. Constant function, one-valued function (in automata theory) (in particular application causing a reset). (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Translations

Anagrams

  • Capellos, escallop

French

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: collapsent, collapses

Verb

collapse

  1. first-person singular present indicative of collapser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of collapser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of collapser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of collapser
  5. second-person singular imperative of collapser

Latin

Participle

collāpse

  1. vocative masculine singular of collāpsus


English

Etymology

From Middle English tumblen (to fall over and over again, tumble), frequentative of Middle English tumben (to fall, leap, dance), from Old English tumbian, from Proto-Germanic *tūmōną (to turn, rotate). Cognate with Middle Dutch tumelen (whence Dutch tuimelen); Middle Low German tumelen, tummelen; and German taumeln.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: tŭmʹbəl, IPA(key): /ˈtʌmbl̩/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmbəl
  • Hyphenation: tum‧ble

Noun

tumble (plural tumbles)

  1. A fall, especially end over end.
    I took a tumble down the stairs and broke my tooth.
  2. A disorderly heap.
    • 2008, David Joutras, A Ghost in the World (page 55)
      When at last we stopped in a tumble of bodies on the grass, laughing, and in Dad’s case, out of breath, we were like little kids (I mean 5 or 6! After all I am 12!) at the end of a playground session.
  3. (informal) An act of sexual intercourse.
    • 1940, John Betjeman, Group Life: Letchworth
      Wouldn’t it be jolly now, / To take our Aertex panters off / And have a jolly tumble in / The jolly, jolly sun?

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

tumble (third-person singular simple present tumbles, present participle tumbling, simple past and past participle tumbled)

  1. (intransitive) To fall end over end; to roll over and over.
    • He who tumbles from a tower surely has a greater blow than he who slides from a molehill.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set
      “Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, it’s very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better. []
  2. (intransitive) To perform gymnastics such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings.
  3. (intransitive) To drop rapidly.
  4. (transitive) To smoothe and polish, e.g., gemstones or pebbles, by means of a rotating tumbler.
  5. (intransitive, informal) To have sexual intercourse.
  6. (intransitive) To move or rush in a headlong or uncontrolled way.
  7. To muss, to make disorderly; to tousle or rumple.
  8. (cryptocurrencies) To obscure the audit trail of funds by means of a tumbler.
  9. (obsolete, Britain, slang) To comprehend; often in tumble to.
    • 1851, Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor
      Speaking of this language, a costermonger said to me: “The Irish can’t tumble to it anyhow; the Jews can tumble better, but we’re their masters. Some of the young salesmen at Billingsgate understand us, — but only at Billingsgate; []

Synonyms

  • (to have sexual intercourse): bump uglies, have sex, roll around; see also Thesaurus:copulate
  • (to make disorderly): mess up, touse

Derived terms

  • tumble on
  • tumble to

Translations


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