Tumble vs Lie - What's the difference?

tumble | lie |


As verbs the difference between tumble and lie

is that tumble is (lb) to fall end over end while lie is .

As a noun tumble

is a fall.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

tumble

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A fall.
  • I took a tumble down the stairs and broke my tooth.
  • An act of sexual intercourse.
  • * 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?
  • * 1979 , Martine, Sexual Astrology (page 219)
  • When you've just had a tumble between the sheets and are feeling rumpled and lazy, she may want to get up so she can make the bed.

    Derived terms

    * rough and tumble * take a tumble * tumble dryer * tumbler * give a tumble

    Verb

    (tumbl)
  • (lb) To fall end over end.
  • *(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • *:He who tumbles from a tower surely has a greater blow than he who slides from a molehill.
  • *
  • *:“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.”
  • To perform gymnastics such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings.
  • :(Rowe)
  • To roll over and over.
  • *1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows)
  • *:The two animals tumbled over each other in their eagerness to get inside, and heard the door shut behind them with great joy and relief.
  • (lb) To have sexual intercourse.
  • (lb) To smooth and polish a rough surface on relatively small parts.
  • To muss, to make disorderly; to tousle or rumple.
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  • Derived terms

    * tumble to

    lie

    English

    (wikipedia lie)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . As a noun for position, the .

    Verb

  • (label) To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • The watchful traveller / Lay down again, and closed his weary eyes.
  • * 1849 , (Henry David Thoreau), (A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers)
  • Our uninquiring corpses lie more low / Than our life's curiosity doth go.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed around and over them.}}
  • (label) To be placed or situated.
  • *
  • Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}
  • To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition.
  • To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; used with in .
  • * (Arthur Collier) (1680-1732)
  • Envy lies between beings equal in nature, though unequal in circumstances.
  • * (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • He that thinks that diversion may not lie in hard labour, forgets the early rising and hard riding of huntsmen.
  • (label) To lodge; to sleep.
  • * (John Evelyn) (1620-1706)
  • While I was now trifling at home, I saw London, where I lay one night only.
  • * (Charles Dickens) (1812-1870)
  • Mr. Quinion lay at our house that night.
  • To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • The wind is loud and will not lie .
  • (label) To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.
  • * Ch. J. Parsons
  • An appeal lies in this case.
    Derived terms
    * a lie has no legs * let sleeping dogs lie * lie back * lie by * lie doggo * lie down * lie ill in one's mouth * lie in * lie-in * lie in wait * lie low * lie upon * lie with * make one's bed and lie in it * therein lies the rub

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (golf) The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
  • (medicine) The position of a fetus in the womb.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

  • To give false information intentionally.
  • When Pinocchio lies , his nose grows.
    If you are found to have lied in court, you could face a penalty.
    While a principle-based approach might claim that lying''' is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, '''lying''' might or might not be illegal or unethical. The casuist might conclude that a person is wrong to '''lie''' in legal testimony under oath, but might argue that '''lying actually is the best moral choice if the lie saves a life. (w)
  • To convey a false image or impression.
  • Photos often lie .
    Hips don't lie .
    Derived terms
    * lie through one's teeth

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.
  • I knew he was telling a lie by his facial expression.
  • A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth
  • Anything that misleads or disappoints.
  • * (rfdate) Trench:
  • Wishing this lie of life was o'er.
    Synonyms
    * bullshit * deception * falsehood * fib * leasing * prevarication
    Antonyms
    * truth
    Derived terms
    * barefaced lie * belie * big lie * give lie to * give the lie to * I tell a lie * lie detector * * white lie

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