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synonyms for somersault

  • bounce
  • bound
  • dive
  • drop
  • fall
  • hop
  • plummet
  • skip
  • surge
  • take
  • top
  • vault
  • barge
  • bob
  • buck
  • canter
  • caper
  • clear
  • curvet
  • gambol
  • hurdle
  • hurtle
  • jerk
  • jiggle
  • jounce
  • lollop
  • lop
  • lunge
  • lurch
  • parachute
  • pop
  • quiver
  • rattle
  • ricochet
  • saltate
  • shake
  • sky
  • trip
  • waver
  • wobble
  • bail out
See also synonyms for: somersaulted / somersaulting / somersaults

antonyms for somersault

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  • lose
  • retreat
  • decline
  • decrease
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How to use somersault in a sentence

For little kids, almost all activities are unfamiliar, and so whatever they do—splash in water, somersault, pick dandelions—they do with the delight of discovery.
I DON’T TRUST MY BODY TO PERFORM OUTDOORS, BUT I WANT TOPATTY HODAPPFEBRUARY 26, 2022OUTSIDE ONLINE
New Year’s Eve is a turning point for Linda and Johnny, a dual somersault toward the possibility of happiness.
THE GREATEST NEW YEAR'S EVE SCENE EVER COMMITTED TO FILMSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKDECEMBER 29, 2021TIME
In 1950, he married June Biber, a Chicago classmate, and performed a standing somersault at the wedding.
EDMOND FREEMAN, NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER WHO SHOOK UP 1960S ARKANSAS, DIES AT 94TOM HAMBURGERMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Their fluttering punches and somersaults, or relative stillness, may unconsciously condition us to expect chaos or calm from our baby-to-be, training us to be the best mom for the job.
MOMS: YOU SHAPED YOUR CHILDREN, BUT THE REVERSE IS TRUE, TOO — DOWN TO YOUR VERY CELLSABIGAIL TUCKERMAY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Instead of making his mouth do somersaults, Wallen centers himself in the music, focusing on his lungs, his throat.
MORGAN WALLEN’S BIG MOMENT FEELS ABOUT 19 SONGS TOO LONGCHRIS RICHARDSJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This, and no other, is the explanation of that remarkable somersault in Napoleon's diplomacy which followed in the next few weeks.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
This was apparently a complete somersault, for it meant that either Alexander must yield or the alliance would be jeopardized.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
At any rate he tripped on the edge of a rug, almost turned a somersault, blacked his eye and cried for half an hour.
THE BOY GREW OLDERHEYWOOD BROUN
Your abolition government may turn a somersault some fine morning.
LEFT ON LABRADORCHARLES ASBURY STEPHENS
And with the recovery of the name Quin's mind did another somersault.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
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WORDS RELATED TO SOMERSAULT

  • bail out
  • barge
  • bob
  • bounce
  • bound
  • buck
  • canter
  • caper
  • clear
  • curvet
  • dive
  • drop
  • fall
  • gambol
  • hop
  • hurdle
  • hurtle
  • jerk
  • jiggle
  • jounce
  • lollop
  • lop
  • lunge
  • lurch
  • parachute
  • plummet
  • pop
  • quiver
  • rattle
  • ricochet
  • saltate
  • shake
  • skip
  • sky
  • somersault
  • surge
  • take
  • top
  • trip
  • vault
  • waver
  • wobble
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.